Childrens Society-Waves Project Redecoration

Healthcare
Value: £12,000

The Children’s Society Waves Project is located in Weymouth, Dorset and offers  services to young people facing bullying, drug or alcohol abuse,  accomodation and  employment problems, and managing issues that they may have in their everyday lives.

www.childrenssociety.org.uk

Project Work

The building is situated in a narrow sidestreet some 10 metres back from Weymouth harbourside.  In July 2009 an articulated lorry collided with the bay window, causing structural damage to the building and window.  Bell Group’s maintenance team from our Salisbury office attended site within 3 hours and made the building safe for the public and traffic using the street, as well as making it safe for the staff to continue working within the building.

End Result

After protracted negotiations with the haulage company’s insurers and the local authority, Bell Group rebuilt the bay window to the original design which required procuring bespoke window components and a new lead roof.

The building was originally painted yellow so that it was easy for people to locate. Time, wind and seaside weather inevitably take their toll and in spring 2011 Bell Group returned to site to carry out timber repairs to rotten areas of the shop frontage, and, redecorations, to a more subtle shade of colour, to the complete three storey facade.  Scaffolding was erected out of normal working hours to avoid the need for a road closure; the base lift of the scaffold was double boarded with polythene sandwiched between so that no debris could fall on the public using the pavement below and the complete scaffold was netted for the same reason.  We used Dulux Weathershield masonry paint, undercoat and gloss for all decoration.

The Royal Agricultural College Redecoration

Education
Value: £103,000

The Royal Agricultural College was the first agricultural college in the English speaking world, and in 1845, Earl Bathurst leased the current site for the Gothic style building to be created, with its Royal Warrant being granted the same year. It is now recognised as a global authority on agricultural development.

rac.ac.uk

Project Work

The College identified that their library and reading room were in need of repair and redecoration, but they only had a limited timescale and required a contractor who could undertake a variety of tasks. It was vitally important that the project was completed within a three week period during a vacation break to ensure that the students would not have their studies interrupted.

End Result

Further investment in the College infrastructure is going ahead and Bell Group continue to support the College in maintaining this famous institution.

Trafalgar Wharf Heavy Duty Coatings

Commercial
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.

www.trafalgarwharf.com

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.

www.westernpower.co.uk

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.                

Current Vacancies

 

1. We are looking for Time Served Painters and Decorators to work in and around Bristol, Gloucester & Stroud. To apply please send your details to southwest@bell-group.co.uk or call 01275 392346

Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Trust Hospitals

Healthcare
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.

www.newcastle-hospitals.org.uk

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.

www.yhn.org.uk

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.

www.midlandheart.org.uk

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

Commercial
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.

www.ap-group.co.uk

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

Education
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.

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