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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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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.

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BM3 hosted RIBA Building Brum: Digbeth in Colour

We hosted RIBA Building Brum: Digbeth in Colour in our open air courtyard, located in Digbeth. The event was the fourth in the #buildingbrum series, a programme of cross-disciplinary events set to run throughout 2017 looking at different aspects of Birmingham's built environment.

The BM3 Team wanted to celebrate Digbeth and showcase using colour how it is only set to grow in coming years into an alternative hub of sustainable and creative energy. Guests took part in the 'colour a canvas' outlining a Digbeth landmark and were able to try their hand at graffiting the Birmingham skyline.

There was over 100 people joining us and we were very excited by people’s participation on the night. The events are a collaboration between the RIBA, ICE, RICS, RTPI, BIID, SBID, Landscape institute and CIOB sponsored by EH Smith, Interface, Johnson Tiles and Orangebox.

Quote: RIBA Project Manager and Building Brum Organiser Conor Nolan:

''It was great to see everyone who came to Digbeth let their creative side out and get stuck into the grafting and painting. The Building Brum series is all about celebrating Birmingham in creative and unique ways and BM3 Architecture really tapped into the built environment community’s artistic side to paint their city.''

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Lawn Road, London

Located just a few minutes walk from Belsize Tube station, this development benefits from a prestigious London postcode. It is also located near
to the 1934 landmark Wells Coates grade I-listed Isokon building, which is evident in the design of this new block of apartments.

The development comprises 72 apartments of private and affordable tenure and forms an important landmark on this corner location.

BM3 was appointed to carry out the detailed design of the building, and also act as lead consultant on the project. A major element of our role on
this project was to ensure the detailing of the building was of the highest quality in order that the concept design be fully realised.

A mosaic from one of the former buildings on the site has been carefully removed and will be lovingly restored as part of the facade of the new building. The building is due for completion in 2017.