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15/09/14

The Ivan Stringer Memorial Medals Athletics Meeting

The Ivan Stringer Memorial Medals Athletics Meeting took place on 31 August and again was a resounding success with a high volume of entrants. We have sponsored this event since 2010 as part of our Corporate Responsibility initiative. We are part of the Kirklees Council Capital Works Framework.

14/08/14

Charity Walk – ‘One in a Million’

Our Managing Director, Rob Moon, has for the second year running successfully completed the gruelling Challenge of   beating the Welsh 3000’s.  Together with a group of 9 others he completed the walk to the top of the 15 highest mountains in Wales in 20hrs 28mins for all 15 peaks (or 22hrs 35mins bus to bus) […]

30/07/14

Farrow Medical Centre, Bradford

This scheme has been handed over. The £1.4 million project was our second successfully completed for Apollo Capital Projects .

08/07/14

Enabling works at Leeds Printworks.

Bermar has laid a 2600m2 concrete slab at Leeds Printworks. The project is for Leeds City College and is part of our YORbuild Framework. Works include sandblasting of internal brickwork, metal columns and balustrading, drainage and underfloor heating ducts. The project scheduled for completion in early July is valued at £500,000.

19/06/14

Bermar Highly Commended

Bermar has been Highly Commended ‘in recognition of our high standards of construction and workmanship’ by the Local Authority Building Control (West Yorkshire). The building excellence award was for work in the restoration of Wakefield Museum for Wakefield College. This £850,000 project was part of our YORbuild Framework and follows closely on our award winning […]

27/05/14

Bermar takes to the air

Simon, our Site Manager at Southmere Primary School, Bradford has taken the above photograph from his Quadcopter. The school extension features new classrooms and refurbishments within the existing building. Completion is expected at the end of August on the £1.46million project.

21/05/14

Project update

The past few weeks have been extremely busy with several projects finishing and others commencing:- Scissett Swimming Baths – £300,000 – finished. Faith Centre at the University of Bradford – £400,000 – finished. Farrow Medical Centre – £1,400,000 – about to finish. Rufford Park Primary School – £850,000 – started in March. Heatherstones for Connect […]

08/05/14

Spenborough Partnership – Ivan Stringer Memorial Meeting

We can confirm that in conjunction with Kirklees Council we will be sponsoring our fourth Athletics Meeting at Princess Mary Playing Fields, Cleckheaton on the 31 August 2014 (Sunday). Entries to compete can be made in advance or on the day directly with Spenborough & District Athletics Club. Bermar has a Capital Works Framework Agreement […]

28/04/14

Farrow Medical Centre, Bradford

Farrow Medical Centre in Bradford is nearing completion.  The photograph is taken at mid-stage and illustrates the steel/timber frame construction. This £1.4million scheme is our second with Apollo Capital Projects following the successful completion of Girlington Medical Centre.

04/03/14

St James’ Church Primary School

Bermar has just completed the Classroom refurbishment and three Extensions to St James’ Church Primary School, Allerton, Bradford.  The contract sum was £800,000.

17/02/14

Norcroft Conference Centre

The Auditorium and Offices were refurbished recently at the Norcroft Centre as part of our Framework Agreement with the University of Bradford; the contract sum was £120,000.

11/02/14

Civic Centre 1, Huddersfield.

The remodelling and refurbishment of Civic Centre I (value £500,000) in Huddersfield was part of our Kirklees Council Framework and follows the successful completion of Civic Centre III (£2,000,000) in summer 2013. Both have now been successfully completed and are in full use.

11/02/14

Farnley Hall Coach House Conversion, Leeds – YORbuild

Farnley Hall Coach House, Leeds has been handed over and is now in use by the Parks Department (Leeds City Council). The restoration and conversion of the 400 year old building was part of our YORbuild Framework and featured the retention of several original features. The value was in the region of £650,000.

04/02/14

Peel Park Primary School, Bradford.

Work has commenced at Peel Park Primary School on an extension, refurbishment and new Car Park area including retaining walls. The project is for the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council and is valued at £1.4million.

04/02/14

St James’ Church Primary School, Bradford.

Refurbishment and Extension works are nearing completion at St James’ Church Primary School in Allerton which is close to our Head Office. The works included additional classrooms, external car parking and play areas and was valued at £800,000. We enjoyed a good working relationship and our photograph features Ivor Goodsite, part of our Considerate Constructor […]

30/01/14

Whetley Academy, Bradford

Works have been successfully completed at Whetley Academy, Bradford to provide additional mezzanine space. The project was valued at £440,000 and had to be carefully planned and executed as it involved structural works within an occupied school.

16/01/14

CSCS Platinum Award

Bermar has been awarded the CSCS Platinum Standard. This is the highest standard available and confirms our commitment to achieve 100% compliance whenever possible. We regularly achieve 98%.

16/01/14

Ashlands Primary School, Ilkley.

Bermar has completed the £1.1million redevelopment and extensions to Ashlands Primary School, Ilkley. A key feature of the project was the collaborative working between the school staff and our site team. The site was ‘tight’ and the works intrusive. The Site Safety required constant co-operation and vigilance. Every opportunity was made to make the project […]

16/01/14

Dewsbury Sports Centre

Work is now complete on the £850,000 refurbishment of Dewsbury Sports Centre for Kirklees Council Active Leisure. Bermar provided a temporary Fitness Area prior to commencement of the top floor facility. The project was completed on time and involved close co-operation with the Centre’s on-site team.

19/12/13

Huddersfield Railway Station – Water Tower

Bermar’s very successful conversion of this Grade I Listed Water Tower to Offices has been featured in the Annual Report of Railway Heritage Trust. There are only six Grade I Listed Railway Stations in the UK. Huddersfield is considered by many to be the finest classical station in Britain. Further information is available at www.railwayheritagetrust.co.uk […]

19/12/13

40th Anniversary Celebration

Bermar recently had their 40th Anniversary Celebration at the Midland Hotel, Bradford. The night was a great success attended by our employees, former employees and friends within the Industry.

25/11/13

University of Bradford EDT Laboratories.

Bermar has successfully completed the works at the University of Bradford EDT (Engineering Design Technology) Laboratories. Works included full refurbishment (floors, ceilings and walls) roof repairs and new mechanical & electrical installation. The contract was £420,000 in value and part of our Framework with the University.

25/11/13

Farrow Medical Centre – Artists Impression

Work is continuing on the £1.4million new build scheme to provide a Medical Centre and Pharmacy. The building will front Otley Road and will become an important feature of the area, replacing a derelict, unsightly piece of land. A BREEAM Very Good is to be achieved, incorporating excellent energy efficiency with Photovoltaic panels on the […]

23/10/13

Horton Street, Halifax

Bermar has successfully completed the refurbishment and reconfiguration of 19 Horton Street, Halifax for Calderdale Council. The £1.2million project involved new lift installation, new Mechanical & Electrical throughout, furniture fit-out, new wall, floor and ceiling finishes, new sanitary ware and kitchen fittings.

09/10/13

Farrow Medical Centre

Work has commenced on Farrow Medical Centre, a new build £1.4million project. This is our second project for Apollo Capital Projects Development Ltd following successful completion of Girlington Medical Centre.

23/09/13

REAL Employment – link up

Bermar has completed Civic Centre III in Huddersfield for Kirklees Council and is now engaged on Civic Centre I. As part of our approach to the project, we recruited Kyle Mitchell from REAL Employment. The story made the front page of the Huddersfield Examiner Business Section on 17 September 2013.

23/09/13

Spenborough Sponsorship – Ivan Stringer Memorial Meeting

The third Spenborough Athletics Meeting sponsored by Bermar in association with Kirklees Council was a roaring success. Athletes from many parts of the North took part in this high quality meeting. Prizes were presented by Shirley Stringer and Rob Moon, our Managing Director. The volunteers from Spenborough Athletics Club provided first class organisation as usual. […]

28/08/13

St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School, Ripon

The photograph above features the rotten timber posts at St Wilfrid’s Catholic Primary School, Ripon. Bermar is replacing the posts with new timber and providing new aluminium windows. Works have been carried out during the school holiday and are now nearing completion. Bermar has undertaken many school replacement window projects in aluminium, timber and upvc.

28/08/13

Dewsbury Sports Centre

Work has commenced on the refurbishment of Dewsbury Sports Centre to form a budget sports centre. This is our company’s 7th project at a Kirklees Leisure Centre. The works include new mechanical and electrical works with new floor, ceiling and wall finishes throughout. The value of the scheme is £700,000. We have a long history […]

01/08/13

Ivan Stringer Track Meet rescheduled

Bermar, as part of our Kirklees Council Framework, has for several years sponsored the Ivan Stringer Memorial Track Meeting. This years ‘Winter Warm-up’ meeting had to be cancelled because of severe weather conditions. A revised meeting (Ivan Stringer Memorial Medals Meeting) will take place on 1 September 2013 at the Princess Mary Athletic Stadium, Bradford […]

30/07/13

Barry Pickles retires

One of Bermar’s longest serving employees has retired. Barry Pickles, a highly skilful and popular carpenter and joiner retired this month after 28 years with the company. He worked on most of Bermar’s contracts including Dewsbury Town Hall, Leeds Town Hall, St James Teaching Hospital and Wakefield Museum. All the team at Bermar wish him […]

18/07/13

CBC Review – Chartered Building Company

Bermar, one of only eight Chartered Building Companies in Yorkshire, has been featured in this months CBC Magazine. The two page spread highlighted our 40th year Anniversary. Projects featured in the article were: – Girlington Health Centre. – St James Teaching Hospital, Leeds –  Breast Screening Unit &  Renal Dialysis Unit – Civic Centre III, Huddersfield […]

18/07/13

Civic Centre III, Huddersfield.

  The externals are now complete at Civic Centre III, Huddersfield. Feedback from the project has been extremely positive. Featured in the photograph is the main entrance to the Customer Service Centre.  

01/07/13

Wakefield College of the Performing Arts

Following the successful completion of the Conversion work at Wakefield Museum, the photograph above shows the quality of this magnificent building. The £850,000 scheme was part of the YORbuild Framework. Bermar has a long history of working in Historic Buildings.

27/06/13

Middleton Park Visitor Centre, Leeds

Middleton Park Visitor Centre is now in full use. The photograph above is from the Facebook page of Friends of Middleton Park. This magnificent building within the historic park was part of the YORbuild Framework .The end-user is Leeds City Council. It is very satisfying to see the building being so well used and looking […]

24/06/13

Civic Centre, Huddersfield

Work is complete on Civic Centre III, Huddersfield.  The £1.5million scheme is part of the Kirklees Council Capital Works programme. The project provides a Customer Service Centre with improved services and better access in a welcoming, bright and modern environment.

20/06/13

Year 6 walling at Ashlands Primary School

Year 6 pupils at Ashlands Primary School recently took part in a stone walling exercise on the Key Stage 1 extension currently being constructed by Bermar. The pupils leave this year but will be able to remember building the wall for years to come!

21/05/13

Wakefield College Centre for the Performing Arts at Wakefield Museum

Bermar has successfully completed the conversion works at Wakefield Museum.  The contract value was £830,000 and was part of the YORbuild Framework. Our company has extensive Listed Building experience.

21/05/13

Matthew Moss High School, Rochdale

Bermar has completed hard and soft landscaping at Matthew Moss High School. The contract was £200,000 in value and was a six week project.

09/04/13

Bradford Industrial Centre of Excellence

Sue Dickinson and Sam Hunter, our Customer Liaison staff, attended a conference to discuss an Industrial Centre of Excellence in Bradford. The hosts were Bradford College and Arnold Laver. Fears have been expressed that young people may miss out on opportunities to develop occupational and vocational skills within Bradford. This could create a skills shortage […]

27/03/13

Farnley Hall Coach House, Leeds

Structural Repairs to the historic Farnley Hall Coach House, Leeds are progressing well. The £650,000 project is part of our YORbuild Framework and is for Leeds City Council. Structural steel is being introduced into the building to maintain its structural integrity but also retaining the external appearance

19/03/13

School Visits Wakefield

Our YORbuild project at the historic Wakefield Museum is attracting a great deal of local interest.  We were delighted to welcome students from Kettlethorpe High School, Sandal.  The Business Studies students attended Powerpoint presentations on the Tender Process, The History of the Building, Bermar Building, Drawings and Careers. Other matters covered during the walk-round were […]

22/02/13

New Hospital Project

Following the successful completion of the £2,000,000 Breast Screening Unit at the Chancellor Wing, St James Hospital, Leeds, Bermar has been awarded a contract to convert offices to a Renal Dialysis Unit (£400,000). Work will commence in early March.

15/02/13

Considerate Constructor Award

Bermar has now been confirmed as a winner in this year’s Annual Awards by the Considerate Constructor Scheme for high scores on the Girlington Medical Centre project. The company achieved a score of 36/40, which is a high score nationally. The site was in a difficult location being surrounded by densely populated housing and fronting […]

06/02/13

Girlington Medical Centre

Bermar has been short-listed for this years Annual Awards by the Considerate Constructor Scheme for our consistent high standards on the above scheme which achieved BREEAM Excellent.

14/01/13

St James Hospital

Work is now nearing completion at the St James Hospital, Leeds –Chancellor Wing. Time and Access restraints were an integral part of this complex but successful project, carried out in a ‘live’ hospital environment. Completion will be on time at a cost of £2million. The project was phased, the Lincoln Wing being handed over earlier […]

08/01/13

Highbury School

The Hydrotherapy Pool at Highbury School, Rastrick is now complete. Works commenced in September and were completed on time in December. Works consisted of an upgrade and refurbishment of the existing facilities including mechanical and electrical installations and the total project value was £240,000.

07/01/13

Ashlands Primary School

Work has commenced at Ashlands Primary School, Ilkley to provide four extensions including further teaching space, staff areas, car parking and playground. The works costing £1.1million are due for completion in late 2013.

23/12/12

Huddersfield Customer Care Centre

Bermar  has commenced work on a new Customer Service Centre at the Civic Centre 3 on Market Street, Huddersfield. The £1.5million Scheme in part of the Kirklees Council Capital Works Programme. Adrian Lythgo, Chief Executive of Kirklees Council is pictured at the ground opening ceremony with representatives from the Council and Bermar. The New Centre […]

17/11/12

Bermar appointed as main contractor

Bermar has been appointed Main Contractor to convert the Wakefield Museum to a Centre for the Performing Arts as part of our Yorbuild Framework. The Contract is of historic significance, involving a sensitive approach to one of Wakefield’s most historic buildings. Completion is expected in Spring 2013.