8 March 2021
International Women’s Day 2021
Today we celebrate the amazing women who work in our business here at BCL Groundworks. One example is Mia Ballard who works for us as a Groundworker. Mia has most recently been working on one of our projects for Bouygues (UK) at Sidmouth College and continues to impress since joining us in 2019!
Oh we do like to be beside the seaside
BCL have recently been asked by longstanding client Midas to undertake works on their new project constructing an £11m 120 bedroom Premier Inn hotel in Torquay.
This is great news for all involved and it is great to see the hospitality and leisure sector moving forward.
Works have been getting underway on-site and further information will follow as we come out of the ground!
BCL achieve “Golden Brick” for new client Lovell Homes at Cherry Pie Meadow
BCL have recently commenced works in Sparkford, Somerset for new client Lovell.
Lovell set BCL the challenge of meeting a Christmas deadline for the installation of foundations to 12no new homes which was duly achieved. This has pleased our client Lovell as well as the end user.
We look forward to working with Lovell to create a new community, featuring 36 homes.
Sidmouth College – Completion of Phase 1 for Bouygues (UK)
Working for our client Bouygues (UK) in the construction of a new £10m college in Sidmouth, Devon. Practical Completion of Phase 1 was achieved on time before Christmas.
The finished article looks fantastic and we look forward to returning to undertake the Phase 2 works in Spring 2021 as the existing school is demolished.
We are pleased to be able to continue our relationship with Bouygues as we have started works on a further school project with them and the same delivery team. This time in Somerset, constructing a new Secondary School in Wiveliscombe at Kingsmead Academy.
BCL's Myles Woodward wins Checkatrade Competition
To celebrate the talent and hard work of tradesmen up and down the country, Checkatrade launched their ‘Skills On Site’ competition in March 2018.
It was a chance for individuals to showcase their talents to win ‘money-can’t-buy’ exposure for their business at the Checkatrade Trophy Final at Wembley Stadium, live on Sky Sports.
To win, Myles uploaded a video of his ‘Skills On Site’, that included some football freestyling, that video was shared with Checkatrade on Facebook. The judging panel at Checkatrade then chose their favourite video.
Myles enjoyed the action from Wembley’s hospitality and advertised BCL Groundworks at one of football’s most iconic stadiums, as well as live on Sky Sports. From pitch-side perimeter boards, to Wembley’s big screen and a feature in the match programme!
Halsall Contractors, New Primary School, Fugglestone Red, Salisbury
BCL has started works in the last couple of weeks on a new primary school located within a Persimmon Homes site at Fugglestone Red near Salisbury.
The project is for Halsall Contractors Ltd and we have just commenced a large cut and fill operation that also includes screening of topsoil and removal of trees and vegetation.
Foundations and drainage will follow in the next few weeks, keep checking our current projects to see updated photos.
MIDAS, The Print Hall, Bristol.
BCL will be returning to site in June to commence the external works.
The externals package has been awarded in addition to the substructures and drainage already completed.
Within the external works is a substantial amount of granite paving requiring a high specification finish.
Andrew Wilson Partnership / St Monica Trust, The Chocolate Quarter, Keynsham, Bristol.
This prestigious development incorporates extensive modifications to 3 existing blocks and the construction of new buildings, alongside vast remodelling of external areas, to form luxury care facilities and retirement apartments.
The scaffold has now been dropped enabling BCL to work on all elevations of the 3 blocks. We have increased site personnel allowing several gangs to work independently around the site. This will ensure all the internal drainage to the 3 blocks will be connected to the newly installed external drainage system, prior to external works commencing later this year.
BCL are assisting with the design as the build progresses, working closely with Andrew Wilson Partnership, to ensure target dates are met and the project remains within budget. We commenced on site January 2016 and have maintained a site presence throughout the last 17 months installing all substructure works (including insitu RC retaining walls, foundations, beam and block flooring), drainage and services.