Orbit Housing

Social Housing

Orbit is a leading housing provider. They provide high quality, good value homes to thousands of customers in the Midlands, the East and South East. They offer a choice of properties and tenures to suit individual needs, whether that is affordable rent, private rent, part buy or full ownership.  They are a commercial organisation with a strong social purpose; they reinvest their profits to improve the quality of their homes and services and to build much needed new homes.


Project Work

We have carried out the external decoration and repairs to 400 properties in line with our agreed programme. Due to the successful delivery of this project, we are currently undertaking another 1000 properties to be delivered 2018.

The properties vary from houses and bungalows to block of flats and low-rise accommodation. 

Works included pre-paint repairs and redecoration to the external tenanted houses, flats and garages. As well as timber repairs which involve splice repairs to various surfaces routing out of timber rot and replacing with resin, removal and replacement of timber fascia’s, pilasters and soffits and all other scheduled repair works.

Home Group Internal & External Redecoration

Social Housing
Value: £1,000,000

Home Group are one of the leading providers of affordable and supported housing for people in the UK.

They work to deliver improvements to communities and provide homes for those who may struggle to get them.

They have a turnover in excess of £310m, manages 51,000 homes and provides care and support services to more than 20,000 people across the UK each year.


Project Work

Bell Group have been the preferred partner for Home Group in the North West for a substantial period of time so were delighted when we retained the planned investment cyclical painting contract for a further three years.  The cyclical painting contract includes; power washing where necessary, fungicidal treatments, render repairs, painting of render, fascia boards, clothes poles, balconies, metal railings and timber fencing.

Clarion Housing Internal & External Redecoration

Social Housing
Value: £13,500,000

Clarion Housing Group is the largest housing association in Europe, with 125,000 properties across 176 local authorities. They have homes from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne in the North East through to Plymouth in the South West, as well as a high percentage of homes in the capital, across 28 London Boroughs.


Project Work

Internal and External redecoration and repairs to occupied leasehold and tenanted housing. The housing stock consists of Modern Properties, Traditional Properties, Multi Storey Blocks and Sheltered Accommodation. The substrates to be worked on vary but in the main include UPVC trim, Timber Windows, Timber Doors, Rendered Walls, Traditional Cast Iron Gutters and Downpipes and Painted Fascia’s and Soffit boarding


Originally a 1 year contract, we have now been awarded a 7 year partnership.



Trafalgar Wharf Heavy Duty Coatings

Value: £24,000

Situated at the top of Portsmouth Harbour, the Porchester Dockyard was until 2008, owned by Vosper Thorneycroft and was the main centre for building minesweepers for the Royal Navy. In September 2008, Trafalgar Wharf Ltd took over the yard and started transforming it into a major commercial boatyard catering for the growing market for pleasure boat repair and storage seen on the South Coast and Solent area in particular.


Project Work

Trafalgar Wharf contacted Bell Group for their advice and a heavy duty two pack epoxy coating was selected. After suitable preparation and a three coat application, the floor was ready for use and the expensive tyres were protected. Existing tramways were also causing wear and tear on the tyres, so Bell Group came up with an innovative temporary former that could be placed over the tracks whilst the forklift truck was in operation.

End Result

Further works are planned at Trafalgar Wharf to complete the transformation and Bell Group is a key partner in helping them achieve their goal of being the leading pleasure boat repair and storage facility on the South Coast of England.

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.

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.

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

Trinity House Bardsey Island Lighthouse

Value: £53,696

Trinity House is the general lighthouse authority for England, Wales, the Channel Islands and Gibraltar responsible for general aids to navigation including 69 lighthouses. Ensuring the safety of shipping and the well being of sea farers has been the responsibility of Trinity House since they were granted a Charter by Henry VIII in 1514.


Project Work

The lighthouse presented two different challenges. Firstly the job involved stripping all the old lead based paint from the inside of the tower. That involved developing not only ingenious ways of ensuring the safety of the operators in dealing with the material, but also ensuring the safe disposal of the hazardous waste. Secondly the job was carried out in February when sea conditions were not ideal, so close project management skills had to be deployed to ensure that the job was completed to the client’s satisfaction.

End Result

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