BPA Cladding Statement

24 July 2017

The tower fire in London rightly caused huge consternation. Unfortunately aluminium cladding became a generic term in media reporting. Current testing and inspection is demonstrating the significant difference between the well engineered non combustible systems with proper fire breaks used by specialised and experienced installers and the suspect ones. Neither BPA nor the specialists with whom we work have ever specified ACM materials.

Welcome to Erica!

01 June 2017

BPA are very pleased to welcome back Erica Malaguti to the office. Erica previously worked for us in 2015 on her year out and she has returned after completing her Masters degree at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.

Farewell to Liz

01 April 2016

BPA want to wish a fond farewell to Liz! Liz joined BPA back in 2005 as a Part 2 Architectural Assistant, she became a qualified Architect in 2007 and was promoted to Associate in 2012. She he is passionate about designing effectively for the elderly and for people effected by mental health issues, especially dementia.  Liz is leaving us to take up a position with HammondCare in Sydney, Australia. She will be working on aged care projects as part of their Capital Works Team. She will be greatly missed by everyone at BPA.

Sarah is now a fully qualified Architect!

09 March 2016

Congratulations to Sarah for passing her Part 3 Examination in Professional Practice and Management and qualifying as an Architect! Well done, the hard work paid off!

Welcome to Stephanie!

01 February 2016

BPA are very please to welcome back Stephanie Sharpe to the office. Steph previously working for us in 2011 on her year out. Steph has returned after completing her Masters degree at University of Edinburgh and spending a year travelling the world.

Inchview Terrace Care Home - Building Warrant Submitted

09 December 2015

The building warrant was submitted for our new care home proposal on 99 Inchview Terrace, Portobello, Edinburgh.

Commendation from Aberdeen Civic Society

22 October 2015

BPA are very delighted to have been awarded a Commendation from The Aberdeen Civic Society for the Over-cladding of the Aberdeen City Campus of North East Scotland College!

Welcome to Elisabetta!

29 September 2015

BPA are very please to welcome Elisabetta Fragalà to the office. Eli joins us from Siciliy after completing her studies in Architecture and Urban planning at the Sapienza - Università di Roma.

Welcome to Erica!

09 February 2015

BPA are very please to welcome Erica Malaguti to the office. Erica will be working with us as a Part 1 student during her Professional Experience Year out from Robert Gordon University.

Care Show Birmingham 2014

04 November 2014

BPA attended the Care Show in Birmingham last Tuesday and Wednesday. They were there to show best practice in dementia design.

North East Scotland College Aberdeen Completion

20 October 2014

This £6m transformational overcladding and window replacement project has been completed on programme. 

63 Care Home in Murrayfield Edinburgh Planning Application submitted

17 October 2014

Dementia friendly Care Home for Care UK for 63 residents over three floors with views towards the castle and over Carrick Knowe Golf Course. The application is due to be determined on 16th December. 

Chesterfield College starts on site

14 October 2014

The cladding and window replacement of Chesterfield College starts on site.

University of Kent, Planning Consent Granted

09 September 2014

Planning consent granted for overclad and window replacement of Ingram Building on the Canterbury Campus of the Univeristy of Kent. Start on site anticipated January 2015.

Planning Approval Chesterfield College

06 August 2014

Chesterfield College is a £1.2m cladding and window replacement project. Completion anticipated May 2015.

Sarah is back

01 May 2014

Very pleased to welcome back Sarah Whyte who previously worked for us in 2010. She graduated with her Part II from Dundee University in June 2013. 

Bournemouth & Poole College completion

20 February 2014

Bournemouth & Poole College is close to completion, ready for the hand-over at the end of this month.

Blackpool & the Fylde College completion

20 February 2014

Completion and hand-over scheduled for the end of the mounth for Blackpool & the Fylde College. 

Lawfield Farmhouse complete

06 February 2014

Practical completion achieved in Lawfield on the 12th December. Clients in for Christmas.

Care Show Birmingham

14 November 2013

Our Dementia Design Academy Show Home was a great success at the Care Show Birmingham this week. 

Virtual Hospital Launch

06 November 2013

Following the launch of the Virtual Hospital in association with DSDC, BPA have been mentioned in today's Express. 

Lawfield Farmhouse progress

30 October 2013

Exciting to see the triple-glazed units arriving at Lawfield Farmhouse today. 

University of Bradford Overcladding

04 June 2013

BPA have submitted two planning applications to the City of Bradford Council on behalf of The University of Bradford for Phase 2 overcladding works to the Richmond Building and for proposed overcladding and window replacement to the Workshop Block, located behind the main Richmond Building.

B&FC Overcladding - May progress

21 May 2013

Overcladding to the courtyard elevation of Elswick Building progressing quickly - rails, panels and windows installed to upper levels and ground floor screens alomst complete.

Chelmsford College overcladding complete

16 May 2013

Practical completion has been achieved for the overcladding works to Chelmsford College using distinctive blue panels which emphasise the gable. 

Max Perutz - May progress

14 May 2013

Curtain walling to the new build lift enclosure at Max Perutz is now complete.

Cairdean House completion

02 May 2013

BPAs Cairdean House for CareUK is now complete!  Residents will be moving in to the newly finished care home on Redford Road, Edinburgh very shortly.

B&FC Overcladding - April progress

17 April 2013

Overcladding to Thornton Building progressing quickly - cladding rails fixed with panels and windows installed.  Phase 1 Overcladding to Cleveleys Tower can be seen in the background.

Max Perutz - April progress

16 April 2013

Curtain walling is now being installed to the new build stair enclosure to the rear of the Max Perutz Building.

Bournemouth & Poole College overcladding starts on site

02 April 2013

Having approved the mock up, the overcladding and window replacement works to the main building on Bournemouth and Poole College North Road campus have now started on site with D&B Facades as Cladding Contractor.

Progress at Lawfield Farmhouse

27 March 2013

Progress on site at Lawfield, the floor slab for the new extension has been laid this week.

Aberdeen College Overcladding Updates

25 March 2013

Keep up to date with progress on the Overcladding works to Aberdeen College Gallowgate Campus by accessing the dedicated microsite at www.abcol.ac.uk/reclad

The site also shows lots of great photos from the original 1964 build.

Cairdean House - March progress

21 March 2013

Progress on BPAs newest Care Home, balustrading and handrails now installed to the roof terraces at Cairdean House on Redford Road, Edinburgh for CareUK.

B&FC - March Progress

20 March 2013

Cladding rails have been installed to the majority of the four buildings to be overclad.  Keep checking for updates.

Max Perutz - March progress

19 March 2013

The new build lift enclosure to Max Perutz is starting to shape.  Stay tuned for more updates.

Planning approval for Aberdeen College Overcladding

19 February 2013

BPA are happy to receive Planning Approval for our overcladding proposal to the Tower and East Blocks at Aberdeen College Gallowgate campus.

Lawfield starts on site

18 February 2013

BPAs sustainable renovation and extension to Lawfield Farmhouse has started on site with Elite Property Solutions (Scotland) Ltd as main Contractor.

Virtual Hospital

13 February 2013

BPA are happy to announce that following the success of the 'Virtual Carehome' project we have now been commissioned by DSDC (Dementia Services Development Centre) at the University of Stirling to progress with the 'Virtual Hospital' - a tool to aid in the design and specification of acute hospital environments.

Aberdeen College Overcladding out to tender

06 February 2013

Overcladding works for Aberdeen College Gallowgate Campus have now gone out to Tender. Watch this space...

Phase 2 B&FC Overcladding starts on site

21 January 2013

Phase 2 overcladding and window replacement works have started on site at Blackpool and the Fylde's Bispham Campus with D&B Facades as specialist cladding Contractor.  Phase 2 includes overcladding to the Elswick, Garstang, Poulton and Thornton Buildings.

Max Perutz - January progress

16 January 2013

Panels are being installed quickly on site, giving a better idea of what the finished overclad building will look like.  Keep checking for more photos showing progress on site.

Happy New Year

07 January 2013

A very HAPPY NEW YEAR to you! If this is your first visit to our new-look website - welcome! It's been a while in the development, and we're so glad it's here. Thanks go to developer Rory Wilson for his patience and skills. Do tell us what you think - you can email us at mail@bpa-architecture.co.uk. We're looking forward to an exciting 2013...

Merry Christmas everyone!

24 December 2012

BPA would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The office will be closed until the 3rd January 2013.

Progress @ Max Perutz

19 December 2012

Overcladding work is progressing well ahead of the festive break - windows are installed.

Planning Approved for B&P Overcladding!

14 December 2012

BPA are very happy to announce that we have received Planning Consent for our overcladding proposal at Bournemouth and Poole College North Road Campus.

Aberdeen College Overcladding

11 December 2012

An application for overcladding works to the tower building and east block of Aberdeen College's Gallowgate Campus has been submitted to Aberdeen City Council for Planning Approval.

Chelmsford College Feature Panel almost complete!

10 December 2012

Great progress to overcladding at Chelmsford College Moulsham Street Campus.  The blue feature panel adjacent to the main entrance is almost finished.

BPA Workshop at AoC Estates Conference

04 December 2012

David was delighted to attend this years AoC Estates Conference in London, where he joined Malcolm Palin of Cornwall College and Cliff Woodhouse of D&B Facades in giving a case study presentation on our completed Tamar Building overcladding project.

Bournemouth & Poole College Overcladding Out to Tender

27 November 2012

Overcladding works for Bournemouth & Poole College have now gone out to Tender.  Watch this space...

Cladding rails going up at Max Perutz

21 November 2012

Cladding works are progressing on site at Max Perutz.  Cladding rails are going up quickly!

Virtual Care Home nominated for an award!

20 November 2012

BPA are very pleased that our Virtual Care Home project, developed with Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling, has been shortlisted for the Improving Care with Technology category of the HSJ Awards.

BPA at the Care Show in Birmingham

12 November 2012

Ricky, Rosemary and Liz are off to the Care Show in Birmingham.  Check out the DSDC/BPA stand if you are there...

Max Perutz Overcladding starts on site

01 November 2012

Overcladding works to LJMU's Max Perutz Building have started on site with specialist cladding contractor D&B Facades.

Chelmsford College Overcladding in progress

31 October 2012

Work is well underway on over cladding at Chelmsford College Moulsham Street Campus.

Bournemouth & Poole College Overcladding

22 October 2012

An application for over cladding works at Bournemouth & Poole College North Road Campus has been submitted to Borough of Poole Council for Planning Approval.

William Simpson Home Official Opening

05 October 2012

Ricky and Liz were very happy to attend a ceremony at the new William Simpson Home in Plean, officially opened by BBC Scotland newsreader Sally Magnusson.

Welcome Maria!

01 October 2012

BPA are delighted to welcome our latest addition to the office.  Maria Galdon joins us for a year from Seville, Spain.

Blackpool & the Fylde Overcladding Out to Tender

28 September 2012

Phase 2 overcladding works for Blackpool & the Fylde College have now gone out to Tender. Watch this space...

Umi's leaving us, again

07 September 2012

Today is Umi's last day in the office - she is leaving us to join Steph back at ESALA to continue her studies.

Everyone at BPA wishes her the best of luck in the future.

Steph's last day

22 August 2012

It's Steph's last day with us today - she is leaving us to go back to university to finish her studies.  

Everyone at Bpa wishes her the best of luck in the future!

Blackpool & the Fylde Overcladding Phase 2

27 July 2012

An application for phase 2 over cladding works at Blackpool & the Fylde College Bispham Campus has been submitted to Blackpool Council for Planning Approval.  Phase 2 works include overcladding to the Elswick, Garstang, Poulton and Thornton Buildings.

Edinburgh Care Home in progress

21 May 2012

Great progress on site with our 90 bed Care Home for Care UK at Redford Road, Edinburgh.

Chelmsford College colour change

03 May 2012

A Non Material Amendment has been granted for the over cladding works at Chelmsford College - the red accent panels have been changed to blue.

Lawfield wind turbine

30 April 2012

Prior Notification Approval has been received from Midlothian Council for the proposed new wind turbine for Lawfield Farmhouse.

St. Vincent College Phase 2 Overcladding

19 April 2012

An application for Phase 2 over cladding works at St. Vincent College has been submitted to Gosport Borough Council for Planning Approval.

Changes at BPA

02 April 2012

BPA are pleased to announce significant changes to the Partnership!

Rosemary Parker becomes Partner as Richard Pollock moves to  a consultancy position within the practice to concentrate on his role as Director of Architecture at DSDC.

Liz Fuggle and Kerry Henderson become Associates. 

Keep checking for more updates to the website...

Virtual Care Home launch

20 March 2012

Sally Magnusson at the BPA designed Iris Murdoch Building for the launch of our Virtual Care Home for DSDC.

St. Vincent College Cladding in progress

22 February 2012

Work is well underway on over cladding at St. Vincent College in Gosport.

William Simpson Home in progress

15 February 2012

The scaffolding comes down at the new 64 bed William Simpson Home in Plean.

Chelmsford College Overcladding

30 January 2012

Planning Approval has been granted for overcladding works at Chelmsford College.

Project is out to Tender.

New Edinburgh Care Home

09 January 2012

Redford Road Carehome - the existing NAAFI building has been demolished & works are due to start on site in early January.

Roofwork complete at William Simpson Home

19 December 2011

Roofwork on William Simpson Home almost complete - zinc work and reclaimed Burlington slate working well together.