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BPP Photographic Evening 2016

18 February, 2016

BPP is hosting its annual Photographic Evening on Thursday on 19th May 2016.

The event comprises a drinks evening along with an exhibition of photographs featuring a designated construction site. This year we’ve chosen Brackenbury Grove to feature in our exhibition.

BPP is working with Citystyle Homes, part of One Housing Group in the development of Brackenbury Grove. The development will provide 57 homes, consisting of 51 for private sale and six for shared ownership. The elegantly designed scheme features eight commercial spaces, car parking and bicycle storage facilities. Properties feature their own private balcony for residents to enjoy.

Invitations will be issued by early April 2016.
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Kidwells Close, Maidenhead

17 December, 2015

The redevelopment of the Kidwells Estate in Maidenhead has created a landmark scheme.

BPP worked on the redevelopment of Kidwells Estate with One Housing Group. The redevelopment was carried out over four phases with the work beginning in 2011.

The scheme consists of seven individual three to four-storey blocks and includes 75 properties for rent to existing and new tenants, 9 shared ownership homes and 120 for private sale. The new homes are built to a high quality finish and specification and surrounded by well positioned communal areas, private amenity spaces and landscaped gardens. The tenure mix encourages a diverse residential community.

The building materials were carefully selected to compliment the surrounding area as the estate shares a boundary with Kidwells Park.

BPP provided Employer’s Agent, Site Inspector and CDM C/Principal Designer Services.

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Hallsville Quarter Phase 2, London E16

20 November, 2015

Hallsville Quarter Phase 2 is in the London Borough of Newham opposite to the Canning Town station and bound to the north by the A13 highway.

The overall GIA is 64,610 sqm.  The development will consist of 3 residential apartment blocks and a hotel block. There are two levels of basement car park (294 no), the upper level of which connects with the Phase 1 car park.

Citystyle Homes is working with Bouygues Development in developing a 13 storey block of flats comprising 55 units for Intermediate tenure.  Citystyle Homes is the private development arm of One Housing Group.  The project is procured via a Sales and Purchase Agreement.

BPP is providing Employer’s Agent, Quantity Surveyor and Site Inspector services.

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CDM 2015

19 October, 2015

CDM Regulations 2015 has replaced the CDM Regulations 2007 with revised duty holder responsibilities and also placed enhanced responsibilities on Clients.

BPP Construction Consultants, acting as Principal Designer, can offer a support service that assists Clients comply with their legal responsibilities.

The role of the Principal Designer replaces that of the CDM Coordinator taking on many of the CDM Coordinator’s previous responsibilities.

The Client has overall health and safety responsibility for the successful execution of a project with the Principal Designer and Principal Contractor taking the lead over different phases.

Before work starts on site, the Client is required to appoint a Principal Designer and Principal Contractor – while ensuring that these dutyholders are able to demonstrate that they meet the core requirements to comply with their duties.

Client duties include

•  prepare a client brief
•  make and maintain management arrangements
•  raise a notification of project when applicable
•  make suitable appointments of other dutyholders
  make sure sufficient time and resources are allocated
  ensure relevant information is prepared and provided to other dutyholders
  provide background pre-construction health and safety information
  ensure a construction phase plan is in place for the start of site works and is maintained
  ensure suitable site welfare facilities are in place throughout the construction period
  ensure the Principal Designer prepares a health and safety file, to be passed on when an asset is sold

Role of the Principal Designer

For construction sites where it is anticipated that there will be more than one contractor, Clients have a responsibility to appoint a Principal Designer and a Principal Contractor.

The Principal Designer’s role is to plan, manage and monitor the co-ordination of health and safety in the pre-construction design phase of the project (overlapping with construction).

In undertaking the role of Principal Designer BPP will assist the Client with the project set up, identify, obtain and collate pre-construction information and distribute, advise on missing information, co-ordinate health and safety, ensure designers comply with their duties, liaise with the Principal Contractor, prepare the health and safety file or pass responsibility to the Principal Contractor.

BPP Construction Consultants meets Principal Designer core requirements through having the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to carry out this role by taking into account the general principles of prevention and so far as is reasonably practicable helping to identify and eliminate or control foreseeable risks.

For more information on The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 visit:

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Palm Court, London N13

18 September, 2015

BPP is pleased to confirm completion of the project at the Southgate Town Hall site. The site was secured by Hollybrook and BPP introduced the affordable element of the scheme to Home Group. The affordable element of the scheme comprises 18 mixed tenure residential flats.

The project finished on time , within budget and to a good standard.

BPP’s team provided employer’s agent and site inspector services on the project.

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New Client – Bio Products Laboratory Ltd

17 August, 2015

BPP is delighted to announce its appointment by a new client, Bio Products Laboratory Ltd (BPL) for provision of Construction Cost Consultancy Services.

BPL manufactures a wide range of plasma products and has been involved in the processing of human plasma since 1950 when it was first established as part of the Lister Institute by the Medical Research Council (MRC).

BPL is based in Elstree and processes in excess of 650 tonnes of plasma per year.

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Graphite Point, Cadmium Square, London E2

3 July, 2015

Guinness has launched Graphite Point, Cadmium Square, London E2.  The development comprises a selection of one, two and three bedroom apartments located on the banks of the Regent’s Canal in Bethnal Green.  All apartments have private outside space and many boast scenic views along the canal and over to Mile End Ecology Park.

BPP’s team provided employer’s agent and site inspector services on the project.

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BPP Photographic Evening

10 June, 2015

BPP hosted a Drinks Party to view a Photographic Exhibition on Thursday 4th June 2015 at The Grazing Goat. A photography exhibition was produced and presented by a group of six talented photography students studying on their final year of an HND in Photography at the London College of Contemporary Arts.

Celebrating the 3rd year of the collaboration between BPP and LCCA, a number of students were invited to creatively respond to the theme of “Construction”. The selected students had the opportunity to spend one day on one of BPP’s landmark developments. The project selected was the Regency Apartments scheme being developed by City Style at Wenlock Road N1.

The Regency Apartments development consists of two blocks of seven to eight storeys and a landscaped communal garden. It will provide 74 luxury homes of which 68 will be for private sale and six for shared ownership. These sought-after properties will have commercial space on the ground floor, adding to the surrounding boutique stores.

The students photographed the site and produced unique and innovative interpretations of their surroundings focusing on form, texture, and light.

Overall a successful evening with a good turnout, complimented by flavoursome food and drinks.

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L&Q 2015 Consultants Framework

1 June, 2015

BPP is pleased to confirm appointment on the L&Q 2015 Consultants Framework for Project Management, Cost Consultancy and Employer’s Agent Services.

L&Q recently launched L&Q 2020, a landmark five-year plan which underlines the housing association’s charitable objectives, places customer service at its heart and commits to the delivery of 50,000 new homes.

BPP looks forward to working with London & Quadrant on the above initiative.

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Wates Community Day at Maidenhead

15 May, 2015

BPP is working with One Housing Group in the redevelopment of the Kidwells Estate in Maidenhead which will help to create a diverse residential community.
One Housing Group’s construction partner on the project, Wates Living Space hosted a community day at the Thames Valley Adventure Playground in Maidenhead. The playground caters for children and adults with all types of special need which had a play area that was in need of a makeover.
BPP graduates – Joseph Mason and Jake Russell – joined in to help out with the works which included jet wash cleaning the rubber surface, staining a storage/office hut, repainting a playhouse, repainting obstacle tyres and reroofing a storage hut.

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BPP has always understood our requirements… …they offer a very high quality service.

Will Downs – BMG Music Publishing Ltd

BPP continue to provide an excellent service with attention to detail and a real focus on us…

Andrew Stubley, Operations Director of Development – One Housing

BPP is providing a very professional service for Guinness in the delivery of a multi million pound private scheme…

Raj Upadhyaya, Executive Director of Investment & Commercial – The Guinness Partnership

BPP gave an excellent service and provided lots of expertise and advice…

Carol Eastwick - Estuary Housing Association

BPP provided a robust service and in my view exceeded expectation.

Alison Olugunna – Genesis Housing Association

Always very professional and pro-active.

Rose-Marie St Mart – Estuary Housing Association

BPP have continued to maintain high levels of service

Rod Constanti – East Thames Group

I have always found that BPP give clear and accessible advice.

Mark Klimt, Partner – DWF Solicitors

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