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 […]


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


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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.


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 […]


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.


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.


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 […]


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.


New vehicle storage depot at Whitby

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 […]


Harden Flower Show & Heaton Tennis & Squash Club

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

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. […]


Bermar awaits 40th Anniversary in 2013

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 […]


CSCS Cards

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 […]


Bermar to sponsor Ivan Stringer track meet

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 […]


Project update – Girlington Health Centre

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 […]


Middleton Park Visitor Centre – update

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 hand over the Huddersfield Water Tower

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 […]