We’ve received another Highly Commended mention for one of our schemes!
Beaconsfield, Brookside, Telford was recognised at the West Midlands Local Authority Building Control Regional Building Excellence Awards for 2016.
We have recently received a Highly Commended mention at the East Midlands Local Authority Building Control Regional Building Excellence Awards 2016 for our site at Kingsthorpe Close, Mapperly, Nottingham.
The awards recognise excellence across all types of building projects from residential extensions to public service buildings and also recognise individual site agents for their efforts.
The scheme which we have designed on behalf of Keepmoat Homes for Nottingham City Council was recognised in the category ‘Best High Volume Housing Development’ at this years awards.
The resedential development which is located 1.5km from Nottingham City Cent re is made up of 70 mixed tenure dwellings ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms and includes a community childrens playground with a commemorative memorial celebrating the history of the area.
We have been granted planning permission for our mixed tenure development at Thornton Road, Stanney, Ellesmere Port.
The scheme which we have designed for Linden Homes, part of the Galliford Try Group, is comprised of 141 homes, 96 for the open market and 45 for affordable rent.
The development, which consists of a mixture of 1 bedroom flats and 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses is located on the outskirts of Stanney, Ellesmere Port. The 4.43ha site was formally a Greyhound racing stadium constructed in the 1980’s. The surrounding area is mainly housing and light industry with woodland to the south east and good transport links provided by the M53 to the north east.
As part of the development of the site Linden Homes have made a financial contribution in order to relocate a sports pitch.
An area of open outside space with a childrens play area has been included in the design of the development allowing people of all ages to enjoy the space. The scheme has been designed with a distinctive character that still respects the surrounding area.
Work has started on site at our development at Carl Street, Bloxwich, Walsall.
Working with Kier Living Limited on behalf of Walsall Housing Group we have designed a 4 storey development for the over 55’s comprising of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments all benefiting from external space, such as patios or balconies that provide seating and landscaping space . As well as the 66 apartments, the scheme also includes a communal small kitchen, meeting room and wellbeing space available to the residents. The ‘U’ shape design allows for a central, private internal courtyard for the residents that provides seating, lanscaping and a café area.
The development of 66 units is being built on a 0.6hectar site approximately 1.5 miles from Walsall city centre that previously lay vacant and overgrown. Located alongside a canal the 4 storey apartment block will allow residents to benefit from canal side views whilst the close proximitey of good transport links will promote both walking and the use of public transport. Currently, buildings in the surrounding vacinity range in materials however brick and render are predominant and so it is hoped that the new scheme will bring a distinctive character to the immediate area.
The scheme is designed to be used safely and easily by many different people including those with differing disabilities, elderly residents and the parents and guardians of young children and should be complete for Spring 2017.
BM3 working with Galliford Try Partnerships have gained planning consent to deliver two residential developments in Rochdale on behalf of housing provider The Guinness Partnership. Both schemes will address with lack of affordable homes in the area and it is hoped that the developments will act as a catalyst for future regeneration.
The first scheme located on Mary Street, Heywood will deliver 65 houses across a three acre site. The land was formally a distribution warehouse and car park for Boots but is currently vacant having beenpreviously cleared by Rochdale Borough Council. The development of two and three bedroom properties offers 37 units for affordable rent and 28 units for private sale and is ideally located in a mixed area of residential, light industrial and community use, within Heywood town centre.
The second scheme focuses soleley on Rochdales need for more affordable homes. Split across three smaller sites, the development at Milnrow Road, Newbold will deliver a mixture of 37 two, three and four bedroom properties on the site of former lowrise flats which have previously been demolished by the council.
Work on site will commence in the early summer with private sale homes being available from Galliford Try Partnership’s Linden Homes from spring 2017.
BM3 is proud to announce that we have won the Cirencester Civic Society Architectural Award for our scheme at Akeman Court, Lewis Lane, Cirencester.
The proposal was to replace an existing, run down sheltered housing scheme for the elderly and to provide a new, affordable housing scheme, enhancing the area.
The site now offers thirteen units, a mixture of two bedroom flats and three and four bedroom family homes with associated landscaping and parking. The ‘Cotswold Design Guide’ was used to ensure that the new scheme reflected the aesthetics of the surrounding buildings and was made up of sustainable, well designed, attractive houses and flats.
We worked with Carter Construction and Bromford Housing Association Ltd to deliver the scheme which has received praise from residents around the town since its completion.
The low energy house built by BM3 Director Ian Foden last year is proving its worth during the first spell of cold weather this winter. The house which features a number of low energy technologies, very high levels of air tightness and excellent insulation values needs a very low level of heat input. Ian said "We are getting good solar gains from the large area of south facing triple glazing in the house, and heat losses are low. We are getting by with minimal heating from the air source heat pump". Annual space heating and hot water bills are expected to be below £400 per year.
BM3 moved into the Landscape Architecture sector last year. Since which the department has gone from strength to strength. After lots of hard work we have been successful in our application to the Landscape Institute and are now a Registered Practice. Our existing and potential clients will be able to find us on the Landscape Institute’s database. Having both Chartered Members of the Landscape Institute and becoming a Registered Practice is recognition of our technical and professional competence.