BBS Group Projects

Former IBM Building, Farnborugh, Hampshire

A former Convent built in the 19th Century, extended and converted into offices in the early 1990's and last occupied by IBM. BBS has been appointed Building Control and work is due to commence on site shortly. The building is being converted into 119 residential units with the addition of three floors.

Updated: 2017-08-17 11:26:32   Added: 2017-08-17 11:25:12

Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex

Architect: Stuart Page Architects
Contractor: John Farrington & Co. Limited
Building Control: BBS Building Control Limited

Herstmonceux CastleWork has commenced at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex. The partial basement rooms, adjacent to the sunken garden of the west access to the castle, are being converted into offices. BBS has been appointed Building Control on this interesting project and will be working closely with Stuart Page, the architect, and the building contractor, John Farrington & Co. Limited.

Herstmonceux Castle was originally a manor house, dating back to the 12th Century, but in the mid 15th Century the owner partitioned the Crown for the right to fortify his manor and subsequently became a castle. Today the castle is home to the Bader International Study Centre providing education for students from around the world. The castle hosts many conferences throughout the year and also provides B&B accommodation within the estate.

Updated: 2017-07-21 14:25:04   Added: 2013-10-04 13:37:26

Private Residence, House in the Woods, Hampshire

Nestled amongst mature trees on a 5-acre landscape, the 4 bedroom dwelling has been carefully positioned and sympathetically constructed to harmonise with its surroundings. Constructed from SIPs panel technology the fully-insulated and water tight frame was erected in just 10 days. BBS provided the Building Control on the conversion and extension to the original property. Tristan Wigfall, Director of Alma-nac is the architect and Heyne Tillet Steel the structural engineer.   

Updated: 2017-06-21 15:22:23   Added: 2017-06-21 15:22:23

65-69 Holmes Road, Kentish Town

BBS has been appointed Building Control on a mixed-use development in Kentish Town. Situated on the site of the former Magnet Showroom, the project comprises the construction of a part 7, part 3 storey building with 2 basements. The first site inspection was carried out in mid-April: piling and capping beam work is progressing well. The completed building will provide 273 student accommodation units and a warehouse.

Updated: 2017-05-13 14:12:41   Added: 2017-05-23 14:12:41

The Elgin Estate, Westminster, London

BBS appointed Building Control on this scheme which forms part of a regeneration programme approved by Westminster Council in 2016. The project comprises: demolition of deck parking garages and construction within the existing the Elgin Estate to provide 43 homes (7 market homes, 24 affordable rent and 12 intermediate rent).

The project also includes a 5 storey block facing onto Elgin Avenue of a community space, nursery and replacement WECH office and 7 flats (site 1), use of the WECH offices at 416 Harrow Road to form 2 flats (site 2), removal of pitched roofs to the 2 storey blocks between Athens and Kincardine Gardens.

A roof extension will be constructed to form 10 flats, four communal winter gardens, conversion of nursery at ground / first floor to form 2 two bedroom wheelchair and 2 two bedroom flats (site 3), removal of pitched roofs to the 4 storey blocks and roof extension and infill to form 2 two bedroom wheelchair and 18 flats, four communal winter gardens (sites 4 and 5), reconfiguration of communal amenity space fronting Harrow Road.

Updated: 2017-04-22 16:01:52   Added: 2017-05-26 11:15:36

Heathervale House, Tunbridge Wells, Kent

Developer: Billings Group
Architect/Principal Designer: CDMS Architects
Quantity Surveyor and Contract Administrator: CMC Limited
Civil and Structural Engineers: CTP Consulting Engineers
Principal Contractor: Grays Thurrock Properties Limited

BBS has been appointed Building Control on an extensive refurbishment and re-modelling of an existing commercial property in the heart of Tunbridge Wells. The scheme involves the strip-out and de-construction of the 3-storey building back to its original concrete frame. The subsequent re-build includes two additional storeys and a large rear extension. 

The building will feature a bronze clad louvre screen to provide protection from solar gain and privacy for the tenant. Bronze will also be used in the new entrance, circulation core and in the box framed cladding of several windows on the main façade.

The energy modelling of the building is being undertaken by the BBS Environmental Team.

Updated: 2017-04-21 13:55:32   Added: 2017-04-21 13:26:18

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