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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.

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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.

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Planning Permission granted for Swan Lane

BM3 are pleased to announce that in partnership with Rooftop Housing Group have gained planning permission for Swan Lane in Evesham.

The proposal comprises 27 apartments for affordable rent created in one two-storey and one three-storey building. A total of 27 car parking spaces will also be created while a number of commercial buildings, which are currently vacant, will be knocked down.

Looking forward to seeing this scheme move forward.

Read more: https://www.insidermedia.com/news/midlands/affordable-town-centre-flats-voted-through

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Work is starting up again on our Aston Clinton site in Buckinghamshire

We're delighted that work is starting up again on our Aston Clinton site in Buckinghamshire.

BM3 has successfully gained consent for the reserved matters for all three phases of development for Taylor Wimpey North Thames. The scheme comprises 386 new dwellings and provides a mix of one and two bedroom apartments, together with two, three, four and five bedroom family homes.

Phase 1 comprises 132 new homes for shared ownership, private sale and affordable rent. The scheme provides a permeable layout, which encourages connectivity with the surrounding area. The scheme respectfully faces onto an Ancient Scheduled Monument and Heritage Park. This is a retained landscape asset with a public right of way running through the green space.

The development itself has been thoughtfully designed to provide a number of open public spaces including a wetland park, and areas of landscaped green space. The site also provides access to nearby walking routes including the Grand Union Canal. Purpose-built play areas (LEAP & NEAP) are integrated into the public open space, which provides a safe and fun space for children of varying ages.

In addition to the planning work, Bm3 is also providing post planning services including working drawings and site support for the scheme.

We're excited to see the project progress.

Find out more here: https://www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/find-your-home/england/buckinghamshire/aylesbury/aston-reach

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COVID-19 - Working from home update

Here is a little peek of our home offices.

As a company we have procedures in place that allow us to adjust to the ongoing recommendations with minimal interruption to production. BM3 is attending meetings and events virtually and we are contactable via email and the usual phone numbers.

Huge thanks to the ongoing support from our IT team.

Stay well and stay safe.

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COVID-19 - Working from home

As from today we have decided to temporally close our offices for the next coming weeks to safeguard the well-being of our staff. BM3 has regular virtual catch-up meetings to ensure business continuity and for projects to run smoothly. We are available to answer any queries over the phone, video and email. Huge thanks to the ongoing support from our IT team. Stay safe.

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COVID-19 - Business Continuity

You all will be aware of the impact that the COVID-19 outbreak has had on people and business across the UK and beyond. Our highest priority is to all of our employees, clients and partners, and we can confirm that both BM3 offices in Birmingham and London will remain fully operational during this time.

Our offices have been fully enabled and tested for remote working to ensure complete continuity for all of our services. As we all have seen, the COVID-19 situation is highly dynamic to which we will provide further updates on our website as things develop.

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A group from BM3 has been practicing #yoga once every week for almost two years now. The sessions help us to improve our concentration, physical and emotional #wellbeing. Thanks to our amazing teacher Nam @namasyoga we think we nailed the #doublechildspose last night 😊 #bm3architecture #bm3team #bm3news #workplacewellness #yogapose #yogapractice

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Kabir Bansal, Viktoriya Stoyanova from our Birmingham studio and Jessica Humphrey, William Garden from our London studio are the latest members of the BM3 team who became fully qualified Architects. BM3 is committed to fully supporting staff in their professional development. Many congratulations Kabir, Viktoriya, Jessica and Will on passing your Part III exams, all of us are very proud of you! #architects #architecture #achievement #qualified #bm3architecture #bm3news

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Pannel Croft Retirement Village

We are delighted to be working with The ExtraCare Charitable Trust on Pannel Croft’s refurbishment, with work due to begin on 3rd February.

Pannel Croft Village opened in 2012 and is situated in Newtown, Birmingham. A modernisation programme is proposed to improve space usage, business efficiency and aesthetic appeal. As part of the internal updates, it is envisaged that carpets, flooring and furniture are replaced.

We're excited to see the project progress, here's a sneak peek of what it will look like!

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Throwback to our Bromsberrow Heath development, completed in 2019. BM3 on behalf of #spellermetcalfe have designed 5 new detached homes for open market sale located near the Malvern Hills. The proposal has been designed with the intention to respond to the rural surrounding, establishing a sense of character and cohesion to existing residential area. A low-density approach reduces the impact of the new development on site, balancing the space in favour of green areas. #residential #housing #private #newhomes #openmarket #rural #familyliving #modern #bm3architecture #architecture #bm3news

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We said we would spice things up! BM3’s concept created a well connected site, under a cantilevered roof with pockets of space for socialising. The Carrot Cake Cafe opens on to the adjacent park for all Gingerbread citizens to enjoy, finished with a light dusting of snowfall. Come to the @gingerbread_city at @somersethouse , organized by @museumofarchitecture , before the 5th Jan 2020 to see our new arctic and snowy occupants! #thegingerbreadcity2019 #gingerbread #gingerbreadhouse #london #christmas #bm3architecture #bm3news #design #architecture

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Come and visit our Gingerbread House @somersethouse #thegingerbreadcity2019 #gingerbread #gingerhouse #london #architecture #design #christmas #creativity #bm3news #bm3architecture

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Continuous brainstorm in our London Office on facade solutions for our Gingerbread House. #thegingerbreadcity2019 #gingerbread #gingerbreadhouse #london #architecture #design #christmas #creativity #bm3architecture #bm3news @gingerbread_city @somersethouse @museumofarchitecture

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BM3 is trying something new… watch this space!! @gingerbread_city @museumofarchitecture @gingerbread_city @somersethouse @im_ashleyread #gingerbreadcity2019 #gingerbreadcity #gingerbreadhouse #gingerbread #foodporn #london #cityoflondon #architecture #bakeoff #christmas #creativity #exhibition #bm3architecture #bm3news

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Bonfire night in our courtyard! #aboutlastfriday #fireworks #bonfire #bm3architecture #digbeth #workfun #bm3team #bm3news

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Yesterday we had an excellent and very educational morning at the @riba PiP #seminar on #housing. Explored how #collaboration between #architects, #consultants and #manufacturers are helping create better designed, inspiring and #sustainablehousing @ribajournal #residentialseminar #bm3london #bm3news

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Goscote Lane Showcased in National Report

Our agenda is to always produce community-based places where people want to live.

Delighted that our scheme Goscote Lane, Walsall’s biggest ever regeneration project was held up as a best example in the National Housing Federation’s (NHF’s) Great Places Commission report, which you can find here: https://lnkd.in/dGvKFAg

Goscote Lane was accompanied by environment and infrastructure improvements to adjacent public space, as well as delivering employment and training opportunities for local people.

Great partnership with Keepmoat Homes, whg, Walsall Council and the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership.

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Richard Powell

With sadness, we learn that Richard Powell has died. Richard was an important figure in BM3, having seen it grow from early beginnings in 1988 to when he retired in 2017. He was a Partner then a Director for 23 years. We extend our condolences to Richard’s family.

Arrangements for the funeral of Richard Powell on Wednesday 28th August 2019: https://lnkd.in/g4kGhtK

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BM3 Framework Success

We're delighted that BM3 Architecture has been appointed to provide architectural services to the East Midlands Housing Group framework. This new framework agreement will enable them to deliver up to 600 homes a year during 2019-2023.

We are proud that our hard work has paid off, in the last two years we have been selected on a wide range of frameworks in the public sector across the UK due to our experience and collaborative approach for specific services such as architectural, principal designer and landscaping.

Listed below are some of the frameworks we’re registered on: The Wrekin Housing Trust, Bromford, Midland Heart, WM Housing Group, Sanctuary Housing, ExtraCare Charitable Trust.

We very much looking forward to the number of new projects in the years to follow!

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Our team is growing!

A warm welcome to Christopher Ray and Rebecca Smith who have recently joined the BM3 team.

Chris joined us as Senior Technician/Business Development where his aim is to further develop the Custody and Defence sector. Rebecca is a Senior Architect and will be leading the Education Sector.

Their wealth of experience will be integral to the services we provide to our valued clients. We wish both every success in their new roles!

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BM3 raises £3500 for Homelessness charity SIFA Fireside

This summer we collaborated with Landscape Institute Midland Branch, RIBA West Midlands & the Birmingham Architectural Association to raise £3500 for Homelessness charity SIFA Fireside at the "Digbeth Urban Forest".

A big thank you to everyone who joined us and contributed towards making this such a successful evening. We are so appreciative for all the support and delighted we are able to help such a wonderful charity.

Many thanks to our Urban Forest charity sponsors: GreenBlue Urban, Marley Eternit, Taylor Maxwell, Marshalls, Boningale.

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Proposals for the refurbishment of Inkerman House in Birmingham gain planning approval.

Inkerman House is a 12 storey, residential tower block located above Newtown Shopping Centre, in Birmingham. Plans for the block were approved in 1966 and it was completed in 1968. It is 44 metres tall, and contains 144 flats, with 12 flats per floor.

The refurbishment of the block forms part of the regeneration programme by Birmingham City Council, to upgrade the facades, fire safety strategies, and thermal performance of existing towers, in the City.

Our key priorities with the proposals are to create a safer and more comfortable living environment for the residents. During the public consultation, the outcome and feedback from residents were extremely positive. Residents will benefit from the building being thermally upgraded, the new heating and ventilation systems within the flats, and greater use of their amenity space, due to the new enclosed balcony system. The updated entrance will improve legibility, enhance security, and encourage residents to take ownership of their block.

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Keelson Pointe was named Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development at LABC Awards

Keelson Pointe was an award winner of Best Social or Affordable Housing Development in the West Midlands LABC Awards 2018.

BM3 Architecture Ltd worked with Walsall Housing Group for the development of 66 energy efficient lifetime homes for the over 55's in Bloxwich, Walsall.

The £7.8 million development, built by Kier Group, was completed in May 2017.

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BM3's New Director Announcement

We are thrilled to announce the promotion of Paul Shepherd to a Director as of June 2018.

Paul is a key member to our team and has over 17 years’ experience in delivering projects with public and private sector residential experience.

This well-deserved promotion is a reflection of the outstanding contribution Paul has made to the continuing growth of BM3.

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