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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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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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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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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.

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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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BM3 Architecture at MIPIM 2018!

We are at MIPIM 2018! Taking place in Cannes, MIPIM, the premier real estate event, gathers the most influential players from all sectors of the international property industry for four days of networking, learning and transaction through premium events, conferences and dedicated exhibition zones.

Our attendees Neil Walker and Mario Antoni are looking forward to getting together with other members of the industry, please contact us if you would like to arrange a meeting.

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Work Experience Program

We have recently updated our work experience program to be more hands on and challenging for our placement students.

We take on students from year 10 upwards from a range of schools, colleges and sixth forms. The one week, tailored program that we offer included both 2D and 3D hand sketching, working to different briefs, 3D modelling on Sketch Up and concludes with a professional presentation of the students work.

If you are interested in undertaking a weeks work experience in a busy architectural practice then feel free to get in contact with us. We get very busy through the summer months so booking well in advance is recommended.

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BIM in Birmingham

BM3 is really excited to be part of #BIMinBirmingham 2018. The event will welcome over 500 architecture and design students from the UK and South America alongside 200 built environment professionals.

Our BIM Manager Aleksander Gil will be speaking at the RIBA BIM Expo on 24th January 2018. Find out more about BIM in Birmingham 2018 & book your ticket here: https://biminbrum.eventbrite.co.uk

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RIBA West Midlands: Learn It Earn It

We are delighted to be part of RIBA West Midlands: Learn it Earn it. BM3 is supporting the new architectural program by sharing expertise and connect architecture students with career opportunities locally.

Sam Davey, Architect at BM3, will be speaking at local schools of architecture and we are hoping with our contribution to enhance the future of the region’s architectural design capacity and reputation.

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Bonfire Night!

We organised a Fireworks Evening in our courtyard, located in Digbeth.

BM3’s team enjoyed the evening, with food, great music and drinks whilst watching a glittering array of fireworks!

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BM3 makes eight new promotions

We are delighted to announce the promotions of Chad Farmer, Anna McGhee, Matthew Caulfield, Ranjit Johal, Ross Pritchard, Stuart Caldicott, John Kidner and Konstantina Zannetaki to Associates!

These well-deserved promotions are a reflection of the outstanding contribution all have made to the continuing growth of the practice. BM3’s team consists of 72 people and is now the biggest it has ever been.

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Four Almshouses, Little Gransden

We attended the opening of the Almshouses in Little Gransden.

The Almshouses owned by the Julia Norris Almshouse Trust, were constructed in 1902. BM3 was instructed to repair and refurbish these for elderly persons. With the proposals each flat gained 6 square metres of additional space. This represents a 15% increase in size, something that significantly improved the quality and sustainability of the dwellings.