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Yesterday for Mental Health Awareness Week 2024, our London and Birmingham offices honoured the occasion by wearing green. Stress can come as no stranger to the role of Architects and Designers, so by us participating in this, we are aiming to reduce the stigma, promote understanding and encourage our team to start talking about their mental health. 💚💚💚 #bm3news #mentalhealthawareness #itsokaynottobeokay #letstalk

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On the 21st-23rd of May, our directors James and John are looking forward to attending the @ukreiif in Leeds. Please get in touch to arrange a catch-up! #bm3news #ukreiif #realestate #networking #leedsevents #property #investments #infrastructure #development #regeneration

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Queenswood, Newport, Shropshire. A sustainable and innovative extra care home consisting of 70 - apartments, designed with the well-being of the residents in mind. Working closely with @bloorhomes @keonhomes @wrekinhg and the planning department, we have maximised the space available to create a development that not only meets the needs of the community, but also incorporates eco-friendly features including solar panels, achieving an EPC ‘A’ energy rating which will reduce bills and improve comfort. Shortlisted twice at this year’s Insider Media Awards, it recognises the developments innovative design and sustainable features. The completion date is set for November 2024, and we look forward to seeing the final result that will provide a comfortable and eco-friendly living space for all residents. #bm3news #sustainableliving #extracare #affordablerent

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Giving students the ability to experience life in an Architectural setting is something that is really important to us at BM3. Each summer, we welcome a handful of students from all academic stages ranging from year 10, all the way up to university. Spending the week at BM3 gives students the opportunity to learn more about the world of Architecture, Landscape design and Planning! #bm3news #workexperience #architexture #landscape #planning

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WE’VE BEEN SHORTLISTED! We are thrilled to announce that 2 of our current projects have been shortlisted for not just 1, but 2 awards at this year’s Insider Residential Property Awards! Queenswood, Newport, Shropshire. Shortlisted for Apartment Development Of The Year, and Small Residential Development Of The Year Old Fallings Crescent, Wolverhampton. Shortlisted for Small Residential Development Of The Year Wishing all nominees the best of luck, and we look forward to the awards ceremony! #bm3news #midsresiawards #architecture #residential #shortlisted

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From the 7th-9th of May, we will be attending Housing Brighton 2024! Drop us a message if you would like to arrange a catch-up! @cihhousing #bm3news #CIH #brighton #conference #housing

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BM3 celebrates 2 years as a Carbon Neutral Organisation!

For the second year running, BM3 continues to remain a Carbon Neutral Organisation!
The aim to reduce our carbon footprint is still hugely important to us and we stay committed to making sure we do our part to help take care of our planet!

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Exciting news! BM3 has secured a place on CHIC’s Newbuild Development Framework under Lot 1 for architectural and principal designer services. This accomplishment highlights our dedication to providing high-quality services and solutions in partnership with CHIC. This new 8-year Framework for construction works and consultancy services will cater to a wide range of project types, from small infill and garage sites to large estate regeneration projects including newbuild, refurbishment/retrofit and cross subsidy housing for sale. It also provides MMC solutions including fully modular, frame & panel and turnkey options. We are eager about the opportunity to deliver exceptional services and build lasting relationships. If you are interested in exploring potential collaborations with us, please reach out to discuss further.   #bm3news #framework #partnership #highqualityservices #architecture

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For Paul Shepherd BM3 will walk 58km

Following last year’s hugely successful charity walk in Windsor, the BM3 team will be lacing up their walking boots once more for the very challenging Jurassic Coast walk. This year we’re very proud to be partnering with The British Heart Foundation. In 2023 our dear friend and colleague Paul Shepherd, aged 46, died suddenly of a heart attack whilst away on holiday with his wife Becky and two sons Jake and Archie. Paul was simply amazing and everyone at BM3 desperately misses him.

So we’re doing this for Paul, and along the way we want to raise awareness and lots and lots of money, so please dig deep for this very worthy cause.

Our fundraising page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bmthree-architecture-ltd

Thank you.

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Our teams in Birmingham and London had a brilliant time at our #christmasparty last week. We got into the #festive spirit with a pub quiz in Birmingham (a huge shoutout to our amazing quizmaster Neil Walker) and our London team had lots of fun at Dabbers Bingo! We also did a #secretsanta exchange and enjoyed a lovely meal. #MerryChristmas from all of us at BM3! 🎅🎄🍻 Please note that our offices will close from Friday 22nd December at midday and will reopen at 9 am Tuesday 2nd January 2024 ⭐ #bm3news #christmaswishes🎄 #seeyousoon #newyear2024

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🐧✨ After 6 weeks of designing and assembling (and a few late nights), we are excited to announce that our completed penguin village 'Frosty Fin Harbour' is now on display at the @thegingerbreadcity exhibition at Westfield White City! 🎄❄️ We couldn't be prouder of our London office team for their incredible creativity and hard work. A huge thank you to everyone involved: Andrea Pattalis, Janet Tam, Jessica Humphrey, Treasa McMillan, Sofia Carter, Rene Raducu and Samuel Willis 🙌 But that's not all - there's still time to be a part of this special project! Sponsor one of our little penguins and help us raise money for the @british_heart_foundation in honour of Paul's memory. 🙏❤️ Only a few penguins left, a little more and we can reach our target! Check out the LINK in our bio to sponsor. Our penguin village is showcased alongside 100 other architects, designers, and engineers. Don't miss the chance to see our adorable creation up close. The exhibition runs until January 7th! 🗓️ Thank you so much for your support! @museumofarchitecture #bm3news #thegingerbreadcity2023 #xmas #PenguinVillage #BritishHeartFoundation #Creativity #Architecture #Design #LondonOffice #ProudTeam #SupportACause #baking #gingerbread #archilovers #architecture #sponsorapenguin #sponsorship

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Our Old Fallings Crescent scheme of 24 dwellings is taking off! Everyone deserves a home that meets their needs, and we are happy that the majority of the homes are designed to wheelchair user standards. Works are scheduled to commence in the summer, with all homes boasting high energy efficiency ratings, electric vehicle charging points, and solar panels.   The site will be a mixed development, offering a diverse range of homes including bungalows, two, four and five bedroom properties, catering to the local area's housing needs. This variety will not only enhance the surrounding neighbourhood but also foster a vibrant and inclusive community where everyone feels welcome.   We are excited to partner with the City of Wolverhampton Council on this project. In addition, we are pleased to share that another site we are working on for them, Reedham Gardens, has recently received planning approval for 17 affordable homes. We cannot wait to see the upcoming progress and development of these projects. #bm3news #architecture #affordablehousing #housing #newhomes #residential #planningpermission #greenlight

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🎄This Christmas we are participating in the Gingerbread City Event in London and we thought that would be great to also join forces with our Partnered Charity, the @british_heart_foundation to raise funds for this amazing cause. 💗 To do this, we are giving YOU the chance to sponsor one of the many Penguins that will be part of our Gingerbread Fishermen's Village, giving this fluffy and charming population a home. 🐧✨ If you want to know more about how to sponsor a penguin, details of the Charity, and the Gingerbread City event, CLICK on the link in our bio. Thank you for your support! 🤗#bm3news #thegingerbreacity2023 @thegingerbreadcity #gingerbreadhouse #baking #xmas #architecturelovers #BritishHeartFoundation #charityfundraising #SponsorAPenguin 🎅

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BM3’s Charlotte Barnes has been selected as a finalist for the Young Architect of the Year award at the @buildingthefutureawards 🌟 We couldn't be prouder of her accomplishments, hard work, and innovative approach to architecture. Good luck to everyone involved! https://lnkd.in/exypxfaH @lottiebarnes #bm3news #building #construction #awards #youngpeople #youngprofessionals

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Paul Shepherd

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear friend and colleague, Paul Shepherd. Paul joined BM3 as an Associate Director in 2011. His exceptional talent, ability to manage people and projects, together with his fastidious and personable nature, made the decision to promote Paul to Director an easy one, with him joining the Board of Directors in 2018.
Paul had the wonderful ability to touch the lives of everyone he met in such a positive way. For those of you who had the pleasure of working with Paul, you will have experienced his professionalism, his dry sense of humour and his dedication to his craft.
He will be sorely missed by all of his colleagues at BM3. He was a great man, a great architect and, most importantly, a great friend. Our love and thoughts are with his wife Becky and two sons Jacob and Archie.

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Jessica Humphrey has been promoted to an Associate!

BM3 are delighted to announce that Jessica Humphrey has been promoted to an Associate! Jessica recently oversaw the completion of the first phase at the Westbury estate re-development in Lambeth, London, providing 64 new homes and is currently leading on a large mixed use re-development in Poplar, London comprising 530 homes and commercial space.

Having completed ARB/RIBA chartership with BM3 in 2019, Jessica takes pride in mentoring other members of the BM3 team through their journey to becoming qualified Architects. In 2019 Jessica lead BM3’s submission to the gingerbread City. Outside of work Jessica is a keen DJ and enjoys coding.

We’d like to congratulate Jessica in her new role and look forward to sharing in her continued success.

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Ian Foden retires

We say a fond farewell to Ian Foden, Architect, Director, Dedicated Team Leader who has hung up his pencil after 33 years’ with the business, something we are very proud of.

Ian became a Director in 1993 and we would like to thank him for his commitment to providing an excellent service to our clients and for passing his knowledge on through mentoring apprentices and upskilling our teams.

Last Friday our Birmingham and London colleagues re-united to celebrate the upcoming retirement and to say au revoir to a leader who has been with BM3 every step of the way as we’ve grown. We wish him all the very best for the future, he’ll be greatly missed by us all!

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At the forefront of BM3’s retrofit offering, Energy Assessor, Dave Moses

The Government has set a target for the UK to reach net zero in carbon emissions by 2050 and has already identified that improvements to existing homes are required in order to achieve this.

At the forefront of BM3’s retrofit offering, Energy Assessor, Dave Moses can guide you through how the process works and the quality standards that should be met when carrying these works.

As an approved retrofit professional and DEA accredited, Dave is committed to high standards of technical competence offering sustainable energy efficiency solutions to create more comfortable and healthier homes and places.

We believe in working towards a sustainable future, read more about our Energy Assessment services here: https://www.bm3.co.uk/services/energy-assessment/

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Planning Permission granted for 135 new homes in Shrewsbury

We are delighted to announce that the London Road Innovation Housing scheme has received planning approval, by unanimous vote. 135 new homes, all will be fully electric and will benefit from increased insulation, sustainable and smart technologies including PV panels, air source heat pumps and smart heating devices. The development will benefit from green spaces, play spaces and public open spaces, we are excited to see the project’s progress!

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Announcing our charity partnership

We are delighted to announce our partnership for 2022 with Blood Cancer UK to help them in their mission to support anyone affected by blood cancer. BM3 look forward to a successful year of raising awareness and funds for this wonderful charity and to kick things off we’re taking part in Walk of Light.

Blood Cancer UK are a community dedicated to beating blood cancer by funding research and supporting those affected. Since 1960, they've invested over £500 million in blood cancer research, transforming treatments and saving lives.

For more information and to become involved visit: https://lnkd.in/eAMmu3E

Our fundraising page: https://lnkd.in/dsyaPi5K

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BM3 makes three new promotions

We’re delighted to announce recent promotions of Jeremy Haughton, Michele Wright and Eleni Kantidaki to Associates.

Jeremy joined BM3 in 2018 to help establish a Planning Consultancy offer to add to our growing multi-disciplinary services provided to our clients. Jeremy has been instrumental in the growth of this department with new and existing clients.

Eleni joined in 2016 and has very much developed and shaped the marketing role at BM3. She is responsible for all marketing output, strategy, social media and manages BM3’s bid and tender processes, ultimately supporting the company’s continued growth.

Michele with over 20 years’ experience has worked to further develop the Principal Designer side of the practice which is going from strength to strength with a growing client base. We look forward to sharing in their continued success, a very well-deserved promotion for all – congratulations!

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Planning Permission granted for 130 apartments in Walsall

Excellent result for our client PJK Developments (Walsall) Ltd at Walsall's Planning Committee last Thursday. Members agreed with our argument that the office allocation, dating back to 2012, had no reasonable prospect of coming forward and that applications for alternative uses on the land should be supported, where the proposed use would contribute to meeting an unmet need for development in the area (NPPF: paragraph 120).

The proposal comprises 130 apartments on the former Police Station site on Green Lane, while approximately half of the flats will be for those aged over 55. Residents will have access to the lounge and beautiful communal garden courtyard designed by our in-house Landscape Architects. The scheme promotes sustainable transport and a healthy lifestyle with the provision of generous cycle parking in addition to car parking.

BM3 provided Architecture, Planning, CGI and Landscape services, we’re excited to see the project progress!

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Planning Permission granted for 329 homes in Donnington Way, Telford

We have worked with Lovell, Nuplace, Telford & Wrekin Council and the Wrekin Housing Group to design 329 homes for open market sale, private and affordable rent and Rent to Buy. There will also be a new Extra Care facility for older people and those living with dementia.

The landscape strategy includes a central park space with high quality play facilities an orchard and several other incidental open spaces that will contribute to the character of the development and help the scheme integrate with its naturalistic surroundings. Properties within the development will have PV panels and electric car charging points, with a number of properties being delivered to ‘Future Homes’ standards, helping tenants to reduce their fuel bills and at the same time reducing the scheme’s carbon footprint.

Works are due to commence in Summer 2021 and continue until early 2025.

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John Jones is now a Certified Passive House Consultant

We are delighted to have received confirmation that BM3’s John Jones is now a Certified Passive House Consultant through the Passive House Institute!

The Passivhaus energy performance standard has become one of the best known ways to create sustainable architecture. Please do get in touch if you'd like to know more about how buildings can be designed to be highly energy efficient and cost effective and the potential it might have on your current and/or future projects.

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Tinkers Green and Kerria has been shortlisted in this year's Residential Property Awards

We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted in this year's Insider Media Residential Property Awards!

Tinkers Green and Kerria has made top 5 in the Residential Regeneration category. The £19million development consists of 140 brand new homes across two estates, in Tamworth’s biggest council house building programme for a generation. BM3 were selected as the preferred architect to deliver the outline planning, reserved matters planning, and working drawings for these two fantastic schemes. Great collaboration with ENGIE UK & Ireland and Tamworth Borough Council.

Well done everyone involved, winners will be announced on 24th June!

View the full shortlist: https://lnkd.in/d6jB6uC

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Cambridge Street has been shortlisted for a Housing Design Award

We're delighted that our Cambridge Street project has been shortlisted for the Housing Design Awards 2021! The architecture of the properties and layout has been designed to complement the area's local heritage and its historical significance. Well done all involved! Developer: Wise Living. Contractor: Keon Homes. Architect: BM3.

Read more about our entry: https://lnkd.in/epfth-k

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BM3 Housing 19 Design Competition

BM3 initiated an internal design competition for all of its staff, which would explore the day to day impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our homes.

The purpose of the competition was to provide ideas for how new housing and master planning could be designed to help people cope better with similar situations and related issues such as lockdown, food shortages, health and wellbeing, home working and cohabiting with extended families. 12 teams entered the competition, including groups made up of staff from both studios.

The judges were Rebecca Smith, of the RIBA, together with two of BM3’s Directors, John Jones and James Boulter.

The winning design focused on giving occupants a variety of amenity spaces that sat alongside the main rear garden. The design also includes a garden, outhouse/quarantine space, and a play area/office. Congratulations to the winning team: BM3’s Jay Rajpra, HoLim Yung, Tasos Siakotos.

A huge well done to all involved and a very special thank you to our guest judge!

You can read the read more here: https://www.bm3.co.uk/projects/bm3-housing-19/

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Alan Hardwick - New Appointment

Welcome to the team Alan Hardwick!

Alan joins BM3 as Associate, he is a chartered Town Planner that brings more than 15 years’ experience into his new role. He has an extensive array of skills in development management and planning policy acquired in both the public and private sectors. He has worked on a range of projects with extensive experience in the residential, commercial and mixed use sector at all stages of development, from planning applications to detailed designs.

We are excited our planning team is expanding, Alan and Jeremy Haughton will be supporting existing and future clients, providing tailored planning advice. We wish Alan every success in his new role.