WPD Osprey House Roof Coatings

Public Utilities
Value: £138,000

WPD is the electricity distribution network operator for the Midlands, South Wales and the South West. Part of the company’s depot at Osprey House in Exeter has been converted to provide office accommodation for a number of businesses.


Project Work

This project consisted of cleaning down the roof sheeting, as well as the rectification of defective sheets, and the application of a specialist coating system; we provided a full labour and parts insurance backed guarantee.

The site would be in full occupation during the course of the work and access to the working area was only available from the public side of the building for security reasons.

End Result

“I would like to pass on my thanks to Bell Group who delivered the project to a high standard, on budget and to the extended deadline through extremely challenging weather conditions” - Paul Fletcher, WPD Civil Projects Engineer.                

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Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Trust Hospitals

Value: £300,000 p.a.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful, teaching NHS Trusts in the country offering more nationally accredited specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK. Our hospitals have over 1,800 beds and manage over one million patient engagements every year. 

The Trust has long established credentials in providing innovative, high standard healthcare, including community services and primary care.


Project Work

This was initially a five year Measured Term Contract, the second we have held with Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Hospital Trust, for decoration works to the internal & external fabric of the three Hospitals, various Clinics, Offices, residential units and ancillary accommodation held by the Trust. The current contract commenced on 01.04.2005 and we were granted a two year extension to the contract in March 2010.We are currently undertaking the tender renewal process with the Trust, with a new MTC contract to be awarded in April 2012.

End Result

Bell Group UK has successfully established ourselves with the Trust and has integrated our workforce within the systems and procedures driven by the Trust & the Health Service to ensure only the highest standards are achieved and maintained.

Your Homes Newcastle Leazes Court Painting

Social Housing
Value: £58,062

Your Homes Newcastle are an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) responsible for managing council homes on behalf of Newcastle City Council.

They were set up in 2004 to manage council properties, to improve housing in order to meet the Government’s Decent Homes standard, and to provide a range of support services for Newcastle City Council.


Project Work

This project was for the external pre-paint joinery repairs & re-decoration to previously painted timber and masonry substrates to residential properties on Leazes Court, Barrack Road, Newcastle.

The scheme was one of several carried out under the seven year partnership with Newcastle City Council, Your Homes Newcastle & Bell Group UK, during which time Bell Group UK carried out on average in excess of £750,000 worth of pre-paint repairs and internal and external decoration to the City Council’s Housing Stock.

End Result

Through our continuing partnership with Your Homes Newcastle we have established ourselves as a competent, reliable contractor who is able to deliver the quality of service within programme and budget, deal directly with residents issues in a polite and constructive manner through our dedicated team of Customer Liaison Officers, Supervisors and Foremen.

Midland Heart Maintenance Painting

Social Housing
Value: £385,000 p.a.

Midland Heart is one of the top ten housing and regeneration groups in the country and the largest based in the Midlands. Every year they invest more than £100 million in improving homes, building new ones and making neighbourhoods more desirable and sought after places to live.


Project Work

The main objective of this project was undertaking the cyclical pre paint repairs and maintenance painterwork. The pre paint repairs incorporate timber replacement, gutter/downpipe renewal and mastic replacement. Upon completing the necessary repairs, the painterwork is completed, in accordance with specification provided by ICI paint manufacturer.

End Result

The collaborative relationship between Midland Housing Association and Bell Group UK has ensured successful project outcomes, with both parties remaining committed to continual improvement and customers satisfaction.

A&P Group Ship Painting

Value: £145,000

A&P Group is a leading engineering services and fabrication group providing a range of robust solutions and multi-disciplined services to the global marine sector. With a rich heritage in ship repair, conversion and marine based services, A&P continues to lead the way as a recognised, major force in the marine industry.


Project Work

The main objective of this project was the new fabrication of the “Athena Mid Water Arches” for TOTAL. Bell Group (Marine) carried out the blast cleaning to Swedish standard Sa 3 using garnet abrasive followed by the application of 2 full coats of Jotamastic 87 Glass Flake by airless spray. Application was in accordance with Jotun Paints specification.

End Result

The collaborative working relationship between A&P and Bell Group (Marine) ensured a successful project outcome and importantly a very satisfied customer.

Wibsey Primary School Redecoration

Value: £11,500

Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Wibsey School site dates back over a hundred years. It became Wibsey Primary School as part of the re-organisation of Bradford Schools in 2001. The school is a 3-form entry school with 705 children currently on the role. The school is situated in the centre of Wibsey Village about two miles from the centre of Bradford. It has extensive grounds which the school are slowly developing in order to improve provisions.

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Project Work

Initially through Bradford   Metropolitan City Council and then direct for Wibsey Primary School, Bell Group was contracted to paint various internal areas as part of their on-going refurbishment programme. Phase two included the redecoration of the lower hall, changing rooms and corridors, which were completed within a tight one week programme over the October school holiday period.

End Result

We completed the works within the timescales agreed and with thanks from the school and the caretaker for handing back the finished areas fresh and clean and with enough time for the cleaning staff to get the areas ready for the new school terms.

BUPA Pre-paint Repairs & Redecoration

Value: £31,697

Owned by the Duchy of Cornwall, Southlands dates from 1870 and was formerly one of Harrogate’s premier hotels. The hotel has been converted into a Bupa Nursing Home to offer every modern convenience whilst retaining many of its original features.

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Project Work

This project consisted of the external pre paint joinery repairs and re-decoration to all previously painted external substrates including  fascia’s, soffits, gutters, windows, doors, rendering and associated metalwork, Bell Group was awarded this project and worked directly to BUPA.

End Result

Four Seasons External Redecoration

Value: £59,500

Granby Court was built around 1960 and was used as a hotel until 1994. It was mostly used by gentry and wealthy visitors to Harrogate who wanted to take advantage of the benefits of the sulphur waters. Four Seasons (Granby Care) purchased the hotel in 1994 and renovated it into a Retirement & Care facility.


Project Work

This project was one part of a nationwide contract for Four Seasons, which included the external pre paint joinery repairs and re-decorations to all previously painted external substrates including fascia’s, soffits, gutters, windows, doors, rendering, balconies and associated metalwork.

Bell Group was asked by the client, Four Seasons, to complete the project in two phases to avoid undertaking the works during the winter and Christmas periods.

The front and side elevations were completed up to mid November 2008 with the rear being completed between February-March 2009

End Result

All of the painting work was programmed and done in line with the client’s brief giving each resident one week’s notice of work so that the residents were not disturbed early morning. All areas of work were cordoned off and completed in sections, to ensure minimum disruption to the residents. Both staff and residents were delighted by the outcome.

HMP & YOI Doncaster Redecoration

Facility Management
Value: £40,000

HMP & YOI Doncaster

HMP & YOI Doncaster was built by the prison service and is managed by Serco Group. The prison was built on the site of a former power station in the city centre, on an island between a river and a canal.It opened in June 1994 and is a Category B local prison with a total capacity of 1,145 male prisoners. HMP Doncaster is a prison accommodating both young and adult prisoners.


Project Work

The projects that we have been tasked to complete are as follows:- The External decoration to Various Buildings within the Prison Including the visitors centre, entrance block, Staff Block and Maintenance yard, the power washing of high level perimeter wall capping,  full redecorations to all External fencing and railings and the Internal decorations to all visitors’ areas, kitchens, search rooms, staircases, prisoners’ corridors, offices and toilets.

End Result

Bell Group has worked as a preferred and CRB Checked Contractor for Serco at the Prison over the last 3 years.

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