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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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We were thrilled to take part in the #WomenInArchitecture exhibition last week organised by the BAA, nominating @lottiebarnes for her work on Brockworth Road. To top it off, the project was granted planning approval on the same day ✅ The Brockworth Road scheme is one of three sites to provide 12 new affordable apartments in advance of a wider regeneration for Druids Heath. Charlotte has worked closely with various consultants, including BM3’s dedicated in-house Landscape Team, to enhance the sustainability of the scheme. We'd like to thank @brumarchitecture for organising such a wonderful event - it was amazing to hear and learn from so many inspiring women in our industry ⭐ #bm3 #bm3news #planningapproval #planning #affordablehomes #BMHT #brumarchitecture #exhibition #womeninarchitecture #diversity #inclusion #embraceequity #womeninindustry #WIAUK #architecture #equality #architect #westmidlands #birmingham

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We are proud that nearly half of our BM3 team are women, a testament to our commitment to fostering a culture of gender equality and diversity. Our wonderful group of women has played a key role in our success and we are dedicated to continuing to empower them to thrive.   To celebrate #WomenInArchitecture BM3 is participating in the WIA exhibition, nominating Charlotte Barnes for her work on the Brockworth Road scheme in Druids Heath. We look forward to hearing from and learning about the many inspiring women within our industry at Birmingham's Symphony Hall! Happy International Women’s Day ⭐ #bm3news #BAA #brumarchitecture #exhibition #womeninarchitecture #diversity #inclusion #internationalwomensday #embraceequity #womeninindustry #WIAUK #architecture #equality #architect #internationalwomensday2023 #IWD23 #westmidlands #birmingham @lottiebarnes @brumarchitecture

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It's inspiring to witness the BM3 team pushing themselves over the weekend in preparation for the Easter 50 Ultra Challenge! On April 1st, we will be embarking on a 50-kilometer walk to show our support for @bloodcancer_uk and their vital work to fund research and bring hope to people living with blood cancer. We would be incredibly grateful for your contributions to this cause, no matter how big or small. Your donations will make a real difference and we thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity! Our fundraising link in bio 🙏 #bm3 #bm3news #charity #community #fundraising #thankyou #giveback #partnership #research #ThisIsBloodCancer #ActionChallenge

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Our teams in Birmingham and London had a brilliant time at our Xmas do last Friday 🎅 🎄 🍻 To celebrate the festive season we held our very own pub quiz (shoutout to quizmaster Neil Walker), did secret Santa and had a lovely Christmas meal. Merry Christmas from all at BM3, wishing you all the best for the New Year! #bm3news #teamspirit #xmasparty #happynewyear

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We had a fantastic time at the official opening of Berrington Court Extra Care Scheme in Kidderminster last week and very much enjoyed the guided tour! It was great to be part of this project providing architectural services from RIBA stages 4 onwards for the additional 65 one and two-bedroom apartments that make up the second and final phase.   We have extensive experience in helping our clients to manage commercial risk. Through value engineering we retained design quality balancing flair with cost efficiency, and conserving living space to benefit the residents. Well done to all involved, looking forward to working with like-minded partners in the new year to deliver more quality, affordable homes and create places where people want to live. #bm3 #bm3news #housing #collaboration #extracare #newhomes #affordablehousing #independentliving #community

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We had a fantastic time at the official opening of Sudbrook Gardens earlier this month. It was great to be part of this #community project, #bm3landscape was appointed by @rooftophousing to create a small garden adjacent to its new development on Paul Street in #tredworth. The proposals are for a characterful ‘secret’ garden that takes design queues from the Victorian origins of the neighbourhood. Retention and refurbishment of the existing heritage wall at Hatherley Road will create an inviting entrance while contributing to the street scenes by creating view ‘windows’ into the garden. Upon arrival, users will have a choice of heading to the waterfront to lean against the railings and watch the Grey Wagtails on the river, lie on the south facing lawn or take a seat in the garden courtyard. Read more about our involvement here: https://lnkd.in/d8t9x_nZ   #bm3news #landscapearchitecture #secretgarden #collaboration #ukhousing #affordablehousing #communityspace #gloucester #thorntonfirkin #gloucestercitycouncil #markeyconstruction Artists of the art installation on the external wall: Sam Davies and Juliet Duckworth

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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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The first block at Coronation Square, Leyton is beginning to take shape. The scheme will deliver 750 new homes and provide new community facilities, including a public square, sports and leisure centre, NHS hub, nursery and commercial floor space. BM3 are providing architectural services from RIBA stages 4 onwards.  #bm3 #bm3london #architecture #construction #technicaldesign #london #leyton #development #projects #collaboration #housing #community #newhomes #modernliving #inhousecgi #bm3news

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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.

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Planning Permission granted for Cambridge Street in Wolverhampton

BM3 are proud to announce that our design proposal for the former Springfield Brewery depot at Cambridge Street, Wolverhampton has received full planning permission.

Great collaboration with Keon Homes, the scheme will provide a total of 64 new dwellings, constructed using modern methods of construction (MMC), featuring 31 two-bed homes and 33 one and two-bed apartments. The site is opposite the Grade II listed Springfield Brewery and forms part of the brewery conservation area. Both the design and layout draw from the local industrial heritage and have been sympathetically developed to sit within the areas unique character and setting, providing much needed new homes and apartments.

Read more here: https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/wolverhampton/2020/10/05/homes-plan-agreed-for-springfield-brewery-site-in-wolverhampton/

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Pucklechurch development crowned winner of LABC Awards

BM3 are very pleased that Oaktree Avenue, Pucklechurch has won the LABC awards for the Best Affordable New Housing Development.

The rural housing scheme in the village of Pucklechurch was completed in spring 2019 and provides eight flats and 12 homes for affordable rent.

Delivery of this project was a real team effort, many congratulations to everyone involved: Speller Metcalfe, LiveWest, South Gloucester District Council, Pucklechurch Parish Council.

Read more here: https://spellermetcalfe.com/pucklechurch-development-crowned-winner-of-labc-award/