🎄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 🎅
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
BM3 have gained planning permission for 51 new build apartments and 13,000 sqft retail with associated landscaping and parking at Blackfriars Street, Hereford. There is a mix of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments provided over 3 blocks proposed for private rent, elderly affordable rent and general needs affordable rent. The retail is sub-dividable into 1, 2 or 3 units.
The site, before demolition, contained a car wash / valeting service, a furniture shop and a public car park and measures 0.69ha. These buildings were of low architectural quality and as part of the scheme were proposed for demolition.
Nottingham City Council grants planning permission for our scheme in south central Nottingham.
BM3 Architecture have worked with Keepmoat Homes to design 112 new build homes for private sale. The proposals are for houses of various sizes along with important landscape improvements and should be complete late 2019.
Sayer Court was highly commended for an Integration and Collaborative Working Award in the Celebrating Construction Awards 2017.
BM3 Architecture Ltd and Pick Everard worked with Warwick District Council and Willmott Dixon for the development of 81 energy efficient lifetime homes for the over 55's in Leamington Spa.
Coventry City Council grants planning permission for our scheme in Deedmore Road.BM3 Architecture have worked with Westleigh Partnerships Ltd to design 52 new homes. The scheme is comprised of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses.The proposals are for buildings with distinct character but still sensitive to their context and should be complete middle to late 2018.
BM3 organised a three day study visit to Rotterdam for all staff. Rotterdam is the architectural hub of The Netherlands. During our stay we visited some architectural true gems, several interesting housing schemes as well as experiencing the city's rich historical and cultural development.
Since 2014 BM3 has been a Landscape Institute Registered Practice. The team is led by Ross Pritchard and we are confident that we can meet our client’s expectations for fully integrated landscape design as part of their developments.
We have submitted a planning application to Birmingham City Council for a residential development in Cooks Lane, Tile Cross.
Working with Westleigh Partnerships Ltd we have designed 46 contemporary and sustainable living homes comprising of 2 and 3 storey flats.
We have gained planning permission for Student Accommodation in Selly Oak, Birmingham.
BM3 Architecture have worked with Markey Construction to design 48 new build student dwellings on the site of a former office block. The scheme is comprised of 13no. 1Bed Studio Flats and 35no. 1Bed Cluster Flats.
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.
BM3 was appointed by Fairview New Homes to carry out the detailed design of the building, and also act as lead consultant on the project. The building is due for completion in 2017.
We’ve received another Highly Commended mention for one of our schemes!
Beaconsfield, Brookside, Telford was recognised at the West Midlands Local Authority Building Control Regional Building Excellence Awards for 2016.
We have recently received a Highly Commended mention at the East Midlands Local Authority Building Control Regional Building Excellence Awards 2016 for our site at Kingsthorpe Close, Mapperly, Nottingham.
The awards recognise excellence across all types of building projects from residential extensions to public service buildings and also recognise individual site agents for their efforts.
The scheme which we have designed on behalf of Keepmoat Homes for Nottingham City Council was recognised in the category ‘Best High Volume Housing Development’ at this years awards.
The resedential development which is located 1.5km from Nottingham City Cent re is made up of 70 mixed tenure dwellings ranging from 1 to 4 bedrooms and includes a community childrens playground with a commemorative memorial celebrating the history of the area.
We have been granted planning permission for our mixed tenure development at Thornton Road, Stanney, Ellesmere Port.
The scheme which we have designed for Linden Homes, part of the Galliford Try Group, is comprised of 141 homes, 96 for the open market and 45 for affordable rent.
The development, which consists of a mixture of 1 bedroom flats and 2, 3 and 4 bedroom houses is located on the outskirts of Stanney, Ellesmere Port. The 4.43ha site was formally a Greyhound racing stadium constructed in the 1980’s. The surrounding area is mainly housing and light industry with woodland to the south east and good transport links provided by the M53 to the north east.
As part of the development of the site Linden Homes have made a financial contribution in order to relocate a sports pitch.
An area of open outside space with a childrens play area has been included in the design of the development allowing people of all ages to enjoy the space. The scheme has been designed with a distinctive character that still respects the surrounding area.
Work has started on site at our development at Carl Street, Bloxwich, Walsall.
Working with Kier Living Limited on behalf of Walsall Housing Group we have designed a 4 storey development for the over 55’s comprising of 1 and 2 bedroom apartments all benefiting from external space, such as patios or balconies that provide seating and landscaping space . As well as the 66 apartments, the scheme also includes a communal small kitchen, meeting room and wellbeing space available to the residents. The ‘U’ shape design allows for a central, private internal courtyard for the residents that provides seating, lanscaping and a café area.
The development of 66 units is being built on a 0.6hectar site approximately 1.5 miles from Walsall city centre that previously lay vacant and overgrown. Located alongside a canal the 4 storey apartment block will allow residents to benefit from canal side views whilst the close proximitey of good transport links will promote both walking and the use of public transport. Currently, buildings in the surrounding vacinity range in materials however brick and render are predominant and so it is hoped that the new scheme will bring a distinctive character to the immediate area.
The scheme is designed to be used safely and easily by many different people including those with differing disabilities, elderly residents and the parents and guardians of young children and should be complete for Spring 2017.
BM3 working with Galliford Try Partnerships have gained planning consent to deliver two residential developments in Rochdale on behalf of housing provider The Guinness Partnership. Both schemes will address with lack of affordable homes in the area and it is hoped that the developments will act as a catalyst for future regeneration.
The first scheme located on Mary Street, Heywood will deliver 65 houses across a three acre site. The land was formally a distribution warehouse and car park for Boots but is currently vacant having beenpreviously cleared by Rochdale Borough Council. The development of two and three bedroom properties offers 37 units for affordable rent and 28 units for private sale and is ideally located in a mixed area of residential, light industrial and community use, within Heywood town centre.
The second scheme focuses soleley on Rochdales need for more affordable homes. Split across three smaller sites, the development at Milnrow Road, Newbold will deliver a mixture of 37 two, three and four bedroom properties on the site of former lowrise flats which have previously been demolished by the council.
Work on site will commence in the early summer with private sale homes being available from Galliford Try Partnership’s Linden Homes from spring 2017.
BM3 is proud to announce that we have won the Cirencester Civic Society Architectural Award for our scheme at Akeman Court, Lewis Lane, Cirencester.
The proposal was to replace an existing, run down sheltered housing scheme for the elderly and to provide a new, affordable housing scheme, enhancing the area.
The site now offers thirteen units, a mixture of two bedroom flats and three and four bedroom family homes with associated landscaping and parking. The ‘Cotswold Design Guide’ was used to ensure that the new scheme reflected the aesthetics of the surrounding buildings and was made up of sustainable, well designed, attractive houses and flats.
We worked with Carter Construction and Bromford Housing Association Ltd to deliver the scheme which has received praise from residents around the town since its completion.
The low energy house built by BM3 Director Ian Foden last year is proving its worth during the first spell of cold weather this winter. The house which features a number of low energy technologies, very high levels of air tightness and excellent insulation values needs a very low level of heat input. Ian said "We are getting good solar gains from the large area of south facing triple glazing in the house, and heat losses are low. We are getting by with minimal heating from the air source heat pump". Annual space heating and hot water bills are expected to be below £400 per year.