CBRE

Facility Management
Value:

CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.

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Project Work

We have worked with CBRE for over 6 years, and 10 years prior to that with Norland Managed Services. We continue carry out maintenance repairs and redecoration works for CBRE clients across the UK including:

  •  Mercedes Benz World
  •  DFS
  •  Nuffield Health
  •  The Welsh Assembly
  •  DVLA
  •  B&Q
  •  Robert Gordon University
  •  State Street Bank
  •  Scottish Parliament

Mercedes Benz World

Internally: Prepare and decorate plaster walls and ceilings with two coats Crown Clean Extreme Matt Emulsion, One coat Crown Trade Undercoat & One coat Crown Trade Gloss to previously painted woodwork such as doors, frames and skirting’s.

Externally: Prepare & decorate masonry walls with Crown Stronghold Masonry Paint to Render.

Newcastle University

Education
Value:

Newcastle University have a world-class reputation for research excellence, and were awarded a Gold Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017. 

Joint 7th in the UK for student experience (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018), and ranked top ten in the UK for the fourth year in a row.

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Project Work

Project Description: Internal and External Redecoration to various buildings ranging from Grade Listed structures to modern purpose built facilities across a number of sites throughout the campus, which includes Lecture Theatres, Laboratories, Leisure and Recreational Facilities, Changing Rooms, Medical Facilities within the Medical School, Tutorial Rooms, Stairways, Corridors and Student Accommodation.

The works include preparation of surfaces including small plaster patch repairs, application of paint systems to ceilings, walls and woodwork including some varnishing. We have applied specialist coatings such as flame retardant, anti-bacterial, anti-graffiti and external render systems to various substrates throughout the University, as well as conventional paint systems.

Our Responsibilities 2

We work extremely hard to provide social dividend to the communities we work in throughout the UK

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Guinness Partnership Cyclical Decoration

Social Housing
Value:

Guinness Partnership have over 65,000 homes across England – from Manchester to Cornwall, London to Liverpool. Building and managing properties in towns and cities, on the coast and in rural areas.

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Project Work

We were appointed by Guinness Partnership to the "Supply of Cyclical Decoration Works for The Guinness Partnership" contract. The contract consists of undertaking external and internal preparation of surfaces, pre-paint repairs and painting and decorating works. The repairs element of the contract includes: rainwater, gutter and soil pipe renewal repairs, carpentry and joinery repairs or renewal works,  render and plaster repairs and renewals, roofing repairs and renewals, window & door frame repairs including both timber and uPVC, garage doors and fencing.

The property types within this contract consist of general needs housing, hostels for young and vulnerable people and sheltered/supported housing owned by or managed by companies which form part of the Guinness Partnership.

Derby Homes: Cyclical Redecorations

Value:

Derby Homes Limited is an arm's length management organisation – ALMO created by Derby City Council to manage, maintain and improve its council houses and estates.  The organisation is non-profit making and is 100% owned and controlled by Derby City Council. The different housing types include social housing, leasehold, part-buy part-rent schemes and student accommodation.

Project Work

We re-secured our five-year contract with Derby Homes in 2016 (to 2021) following successful completion of the previous 5-year cyclical programme 2011-2016. Our relationship with Derby Homes continues to thrive, working with our suppliers to provide best value manufacturing and cost savings measures.

David Wilson Homes

Construction
Value:

During the 1990s the Barratt Group grew organically, establishing an unrivalled track record of consistent growth. In April 2007, Barratt acquired Wilson Bowden PLC and today has a network of 25 housebuilding divisions throughout Britain, selling new build homes under the Barratt, David Wilson and Ward Homes brands.

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Project Work

Cyril John have been working with David Wilson Homes for over 20 years and have built a strong working relationship over this period.

We carry out internal decoration works to 2, 3, 4 & 5-bedroom properties for David Wilson Homes. We have received numerous accolades for the quality of our work and completion within tight time scales.

We also offer an aftercare service to David Wilson Homes, committing to rectifying any defects that may occur.

South Kesteven District Council: Grantham Leisure Centre

Government
Value:

Grantham Meres Leisure Centre features a 25 metre eight lane swimming pool as well as a 10 metre learner pool and 2 smaller leisure pools with added features such as water sprays, bubble jets and flume. The Main swimming pool also hosts our popular pool inflatable session in which a large inflatable assault course is placed into the pool running at weekends and half terms.

Project Work

Bell Group completed internal painting works to the swimming pool flume and affiliated areas at Grantham Leisure Centre. Working closely with the project managers of South Kesteven Council to ensure the programme of works was adhered to and all health and safety procedures were followed for working at height.

Bell Group arranged all safe access solutions and were contracted to paint all surrounding steel works, the flume and ornamental rocks surrounding the pool.

Houses of Parliament

Government
Value:

The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

Project Work

Internal redecorations including painting and pre-paint repairs to MP offices and the Prime Minister’s Chambers.

Works include: Painting of ceilings, walls, internal office doors, wood and metal work, wallpapering, plaster repairs and resin repairs.

Due to the high quality of works we carried out on this Contract, we were given ad-hoc jobs throughout including; redecorations to extra rooms and strip, repair and repaper these extra rooms. We also carried out some graining on cornices.

First ScotRail

Public Utilities
Value:

First ScotRail run ninety five percent of Scotland’s passenger train services, connecting cities and remote communities alike.  It operates most commuter and long-distance services within the country as well as some cross-border services to England. Rural lines carry more passengers, mostly tourists, during the summer months, but provide a valuable link and social service during the winter months. The network covers some of the busiest and most beautiful rail routes, in the UK.

Project Work

The ScotRail branding programme was introduced to give the network its first-ever uniform look, sweeping away different colour schemes used in the east and west. However to avoid extra costs the project was programmed to be carried out during their routine cyclical repainting lifecycle. The project covered a vast geographical area including; Western Line from Inverness –Kyles of Lochalsh, Northern Line Dingwall –Thurso,North West Line Crainlarich-Mallaig West Highland Line Upper Tyndrum-Oban and the East Coast Line Dalgety Bay-Arbroath.

As part of the rolling maintenance programme, and subject to listed building consent, seventy five stations underwent general refurbishment and were repainted and rebranded in the new ScotRail colours.

The project also contained numerous stations of either historical or architectural interest. Bell Group’s contract manager worked with First ScotRail, Network rail, Historic Scotland and private landlords to preserve the distinctive character of these historic buildings and maintain their status as part of Scotland’s rich heritage.

One example is Glenfinnan station on the West Highland line. This station contains many of its original features, including the Swiss style station building, water tank, oil store and ornate signal box.  Part of the station building now houses the Glenfinnan Station Museum and a small gift shop. There is also a Dining Car and a Sleeping Car offering bunkhouse accommodation. In addition to this the Jacobite Steam train (of Harry Potter fame) stops four times a day to allow tourists a photo opportunity.Working in close proximity with the general public made stringent attention to health and safety precautions paramount. During times when high levels on tourists were onsite, site supervisors were instructed to cease work, make safe equipment and stand down from site. Following strict compliance with the scope of works wet paints areas were barricaded off, muli- lingual wet paint signs were displayed and a Bell Group operative was posted to secure the site. To ensure our operatives did not disturb residents staying in the bunkhouse shift patterns were modified to allow for a later start time. RAL colours were also changed to comply with listed building regulations.

Unite Students

Education
Value:

As the largest manager and developer of purpose-built student accommodation, Unite Students is a pioneer, supporting the country’s world-leading higher education sector.  Priding themselves in providing a Home for Success to 50,000 students every year in over 140 properties across 24 leading university towns and cities in the UK. With more developments in the pipeline, UNITE are expanding the number of beds by 8,000 over the next three years.

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Project Work

We have carried out decorating, repair and refurbishment works for Unite on a national basis since 2010. Programming of works is key to the successful delivery of these schemes and as such it is vital we ensure we are ahead of the planned programme, increasing our operatives on site when required. By working with Unite and communicating our progress we are able to deliver each scheme on time.

Our works with UNITE involve, painting and flooring to bedrooms, en-suites, studios, cluster kitchens, cluster corridors, lift lobbies, communal corridors and staircases.
 

"Bell Group have been working on our lifecycle program for several years now. This year we estimate that they will complete refurbishment works to in excess of 530 student accomodation rooms across the UK, completing redecorations, floor replacements and bed installations."

Stuart Harding, UNITE Estates & Project Procurement Manager

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