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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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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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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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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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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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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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.