1 April 2014
Onwards and upwards for BWB Birmingham
2013/14 has been a truly remarkable year for BWB’s Birmingham office. Fuelled by successful appointments on a spate of regionally significant projects such as Severn Trent Water’s HQ in Coventry and Resorts World at the NEC, staff numbers in the office is expected to reach 50 by the end of the year – almost double the number working in the office in 2012!
As well as boasting impressive core civil and structural teams, Birmingham is also the main base for BWB’s Sustainable Building Services team (developed from the acquisition of the mechanical and electrical engineering consultant DKS early in 2013) and is a BWB Water Services ‘centre of excellence’.
Earlier this year, BWB was shortlisted in the SME Consultant of the Year category in the 2014 NCE/ACE Consultant of the Year Awards through its involvement in the following 3 impressive projects:
Millharbour, Isle of Dogs, London
This £250m redevelopment of a compact brown-field site close to Canary Wharf comprises circa 1000 apartments, within 5 blocks ranging in height from 9 to 50 storeys.
Manchester City FC Academy – Enabling Works Contract
BWB were involved from commencement of the Constraints Removal contract for this £100m+ project, through to handover of enabling works in Spring 2013. The project is recognised as an exemplar of environmentally sustainable and cost-effective remediation.
East Midlands Gateway – Strategic Rail Freight Interchange
The major scheme suffered a potentially fatal setback in January 2013 when HS2’s route publication blighted the development. BWB quickly developed an alternative vertical alignment for the tunnelled section of HS2 beneath EM Airport that enables the SRFI to be implemented and which has been formally approved by HS2’s Promoter.