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 […]
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.
Bermar is currently constructing a new Vehicle Storage Depot at Whitby for Scarborough Borough Council. Whitby is a long way on a winter’s day and we are hoping for a mild Winter! We are employing local labour, Subcontractors and Suppliers to mitigate this matter. We are making good progress and are now water-tight before the […]
In September 2012, Bermar sponsored the Harden Flower Show by donating prizes. The Show is run by the Harden Horticultural Society and is held in September each year. Bermar has also sponsored the junior teams at Heaton Tennis & Squash Club. Bermar continues to support a number of local Sports Clubs, Schools & Charities.
Toolbox Talks are part of our Safety Procedures. Toolbox Talks in addition to Site Induction are given to our Site Operatives. Eagle Safety, who inspect our sites and issue Independent Safety Reports have instigated a new Toolbox Talk Initiative. Each month a subject is chosen and every site inspected during the month will receive a Talk. […]
40th Anniversary 1973-2013 Bermar approaches its’ 40th Anniversary with a degree of satisfaction but also a feeling of déjà vu? Once again we are in a deep national recession and once again, the Construction Industry is feeling the full brunt. This is the third in our history, albeit that this one has been deeper and […]
Bermar has had a flourishing Apprenticeship scheme for over 30 years. As Public Sector Contractors we regard this as a duty. Many companies fail in this regard, but without trained apprentices there will be no construction industry in the years to come. At the moment, we have Oliver Neal – 2nd Year Carpenter & Joiner […]
Bermar aims to have all operatives and site staff CSCS card carriers. Periodically we launch a campaign and aim at 100% compliance. We recently achieved 98%. There is always a failure rate because people are absent or fail the test. Bermar feels that it is necessary to employ staff without the Card and train them […]
As part of our Kirklees Council Framework we are expected to undertake Corporate Social Responsibility. With this in mind, we have agreed to sponsor the Ivan Stringer Memorial Track Meeting with Spenborough A C at Princess Mary Playing Fields, Cleckheaton. This will be our third consecutive year of this Sponsorship. As 2013 is Bermar’s 40th […]
Girlington Health Centre was handed over last month. Photographs below show the construction process and the completed project. This Scheme is a Design & Build (New Build) Project and includes a BREEAM Excellent Design. We had to achieve a minimum score of 32 On the Considerate Construction Scheme. Our actual score was 36 (twice) which […]
Construction of the new Middleton Park Visitor Centre and Bandstand in Leeds is now complete. As the Scheme is within the historic Park, it has attracted a great deal of local interest. We were delighted that during construction we were visited by local MP and Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Hilary […]
Bermar have handed-over the Huddersfield Railway Station Water Tower. This has been a most successful project and involved conversion of the inside the Tower to offices and external repairs. Huddersfield Station Tower is Grade 1 Listed and was built in 1847. The Client was: ACoRP Ltd. The Architect was: PPIY Ltd. The renovation has created […]