Twitter

News

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.

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

News

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

Twitter

Twitter

News

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

News

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/

Twitter

Instagram

We are proud to have such a wonderful group of women in our company that have played a key part in our success so far. 36% of our team are female, gender equality and diversity is an integral part of BM3’s culture. Happy International Women's Day 2021! #bm3birmigham #bm3london #iwd #IWD2021 #ChooseToChallenge #internationalwomensday #genderequality #womensupportingwomen #womeninconstruction #womeninarchitecture #bm3news

Twitter

Instagram

Scaffolding coming down and revealing the refurbishment of the Brecon, Wells & Truro Towers in Ladywood. The scheme is providing a new entrance lobby that is welcoming to all users with associated external works including thermal upgrade of the facade, installation of replacement windows and provision of windows to balconies. The proposals also aim to enhance fire safety and thermal performance of the towers. @bhamcitycouncil @watesgroup Image credit @feltipography #bm3architecture #bm3news #towers #ladywood #birmingham #refurbishment

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

News

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.

Twitter

Twitter

Instagram

We have been taking a walk down memory lane visiting some BM3 Christmas parties from the past 25 years! We have so many happy memories from these parties celebrating with clients and colleagues. We weren’t able to have a party this year, however, we are looking forward to 2021. This Christmas we are pleased to support Alzheimer’s Society through the #donateyourchristmasbudget campaign and we hope our donation can help support people affected by dementia. #bm3architecture #happymemories #christmas #donation #bm3news

Twitter

Instagram

Holloway Field, Coventry - Handover. Great partnership with Harper Group and Signature new Homes ( Part of @citizenhousinggroup )The scheme consists of 13 three and four bedroom new homes for open market sale. #bm3architecture #bm3news #newhomes #openmarket #ukhousing #housing #coventry #westmidlands

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

News

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/

News

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/

News

BM3 makes two new promotions

BM3 are delighted to announce that Andre Gardner and Gerry Ruiz have been promoted to Associates.

Andre successfully heads up our landscape team and has been an integral part of further developing this side of the practice. Gerry has almost twenty years of experience in Architecture and looks after a number of key Clients in the Midlands and Southwest.

We’d like to congratulate them both in their new roles and look forward to sharing in their continued success.

News

BM3 appointed to Procure Partnerships Framework

We are delighted to announce that BM3 has been appointed to the Procure Partnerships Framework Professional Services Agreement to provide architectural, principal designer and landscape architecture services into various regions.

The Agreement runs from 2020-2024 and is split into 11 geographical regions. Suppliers provide Professional Services in 11 disciplines. Please read more information here: https://www.procurepartnerships.co.uk/the-procure-partnerships-framework-professional-services-agreement-launches/

We are proud our hard work has paid off, we very much looking forward to the future opportunities over the next 4 years!

News

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England

As we navigate the range of challenges brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, focusing on mental health and wellbeing at work is more important than ever before.

We have taken active steps to support our employees mental health, BM3’s Andrea Pattalis, Matthew Caulfield, Michele Wright and Tracy Bache have recently completed a MHFA England Mental Health First Aider course. The MHFA training enables them to support a colleague who might have mental health issues, raise awareness and understand how to look after their own wellbeing.

We want mental health to be openly discussed, reduce stigma and provide an extra layer of support to staff as they transition back to the new normal.

News

Jaspal Johal - Promotion to Director

BM3 is delighted to announce that Jaspal Johal has been promoted to Director.

Jaspal has been an integral part of the London studio’s success, since its inception in 2010. He has played a major role in developing several long term collaborations with a number of our high profile clients. Jaspal has not only demonstrated an ability to manage large and complex residential projects, but also to nurture strong relationships with clients, consultants and staff.

As BM3 continues to grow and develop, we are excited to have Jaspal joining our team of directors.

News

West of England LABC Building Excellence Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that two of our schemes have been shortlisted in the following categories at the West of England LABC Building Excellence Awards 2020;

-Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development: Oaktree Avenue, Pucklechurch, South Gloucestershire (Image credit to Speller Metcalfe).

-Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development: Westminster Road, Kidderminster, Worcester.

-Best Small New Housing Development: Westminster Road, Kidderminster, Worcester.

Well done to all involved!

News

BM3 - Planning Consultant Services

Birmingham City Council’s Development Management in Birmingham Document (DMB), submission documents and supporting documents were submitted to the Ministry for Homes, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) for examination on 17 July 2020.

Once adopted, the DMB will provide detailed policies to help determine planning applications and development decisions across the whole City, supporting the strategic policies in the Birmingham Development Plan which was adopted in January 2017. To discuss how the DMB might impact your proposals get in touch on 0121 633 0000 or email jeremyh@bm3.co.uk

News

Cambridge Street in Wolverhampton

We are pleased to be working with Keon Homes on the Cambridge Street site in Wolverhampton.

The proposal is for a mix of 31 two bed houses and 33 one and two bed apartments for Wise Living. The site is opposite the Grade II listed Springfield Brewery and as such the scheme draws from the local heritage and has been carefully designed to sit sympathetically within its unique setting.

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Instagram

We are so pleased to see our #gingerbreadhouse design being used in this RIBA Learning project! Test your culinary skills and bake your very own building at any time of the year. Follow their step-by-step guide, the link is in our bio. #ArchitectureAtHome #ribalearning @riba #architecture #bm3architecture #bm3news #create #design #baking #activities #architecturalactivities

Twitter

News

Birmingham's Lyndhurst Estate regeneration wins the RICS Social Impact Award 2020

BM3 are delighted that Lyndhurst Estate regeneration in Erdington, Birmingham has won the RICS Social Impact Award for the West Midlands this month.

The £50m regeneration comprised the construction of circa 300 new homes to rent and buy.

Many congratulations to everyone involved: BMHT, Birmingham City Council, Arcadis United Kingdom, Vistry Partnerships, Kier Living, Patrick Parsons.

News

COVID-19 - Working from home update No 2

Working from home update, round 2! It’s business as usual, BM3 has regular virtual catch-up meetings to ensure business continuity and for projects to run smoothly. It’s also important to promote a fun work environment, last Thursday night we organised a pub quiz via zoom, team spirit still continues behind the scenes. Many congratulations to the winning team: James, Jessica, Ben, Marcello and Leena.

Huge thanks to the ongoing support from our IT team.

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter

Twitter