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.
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.
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.
Photographs by Emily Faulder
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.
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.
BPP is hosting its annual Photographic Evening on Thursday on 4th June 2015.
The event comprises a drinks evening along with an exhibition of photographs featuring a designated construction site. This year we’ve chosen Wenlock Road to feature in our exhibition.
BPP works with One Housing Group in the development of Wenlock Road. The Wenlock Road 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.
Invitations will be issued by late April 2015.
BPP has continued services for One Housing on the next phase of this multi million pound mixed used regeneration scheme in Canning Town. Phase 2 comprising 55 shared ownership units is starting on site in early 2015. Phase 1 comprises 71 units of affordable housing, consisting of 51 for affordable rent and 20 for shared ownership and completes in March 2014.
The project is being procured via a Sales and Purchase Agreement. BPP’s team has been extensively involved in working with One Housing and their legal advisors in the agreement of the legal documentation. The common goal was to create a high quality ‘landmark’ regeneration scheme on time and with the best price and value.
Changes to the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations will come into force in April 2015.
The principal changes are as follows:
- Strengthening of Client duties;
- Introduction of Domestic Clients;
- Replacement of CDM Coordinator by a Principal Designer for the planning, managing, monitoring and coordination of pre-construction phase health and safety and preparation of the health & safety file. The change has been made to ensure that the organisation to carry out this new role is appointed early by the Client.
- Principal Designer and Principal Contractor will be required on all projects where there will be more than one contractor working on the project;
- Replacement of explicit requirement for dutyholder competence with need for appropriate Skills, Knowledge and Experience;
- Change to the HSE’s Notification level – F10 is now only required for projects lasting more than 500 person days, or lasting more than 30 days with more than 20 workers simultaneously.
Transitional Arrangements for CDM Coordinators
When CDM 2015 comes into force on 6 April 2015, there will be a transitional period that will run for six months from 6 April 2015 to 6 October 2015.
For projects starting before 6 April 2015, where the construction phase has not yet started and the client has not yet appointed a CDM co-ordinator, the client must appoint a principal designer as soon as it is practicable.
If the CDM co-ordinator has already been appointed, a principal designer must be appointed to replace the CDM co-ordinator by 6 October 2015, unless the project comes to an end before then.
In the period it takes to appoint the principal designer, the appointed CDM co-ordinator should comply with the duties contained in Schedule 4 to the new CDM 2015 Regulations. These duties reflect the existing requirements under CDM 2007 for the CDM co-ordinator rather than requiring CDM co-ordinators to act as principal designers.
BPP has been appointed by Sekisui Diagnostics to assist with the rationalisation of their existing facilities. The project will include:
- assisting with identification, negotiation and procurement of new premises
- financial management of the fit out of new buildings
- negotiation of dilapidations on vacated premises
Sekisui Diagnostics has an annual revenue of $175 million and over 500 employees worldwide and is part of the Sekisui Medical family. They remain focused on innovation with a mission to deliver differentiated products, instrument systems and services that support the improvement of patient care worldwide. Their product line includes clinical chemistry systems and reagents, coagulation systems and reagents, and infectious disease rapid tests, LINE immunoassays, ELISA kits and instrumentation.
In providing these services BPP will be assisted by strategic partners as required. The new facilities which comprise both laboratory and office facilities will enable Sekisui to achieve both operational and commercial business efficiencies. It is anticipated that the project will complete by 1st quarter 2016.
BPP has recently been appointed by Guinness on a multi million pound private scheme at the Suttons Wharf Site in London E2.
The first block comprising 83 homes completed in 2014. The second phase is programmed for completion in 2016 .The completion of these blocks completes the final phase of the regeneration. A total of 300 high quality apartments are being delivered.
BPP worked with Guinness to assist the developers in optimising the existing planning consent in order to improve saleability and values of the original consent.
BPP’s team provides employer’s agent and site inspection services on this prominent private development.