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.                

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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.

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.

BUPA Pre-paint Repairs & Redecoration

Healthcare
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

Commercial
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.

www.trinityhouse.co.uk

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

Trinity House Flatholm Lighthouse Painting

Commercial
Value: £28,686

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.

www.trinityhouse.co.uk

Project Work

The project involved the external decoration of the 30 metre high tower, plus adjoining buildings. A team of three painters was shipped over to Flat Holm by boat from Barry Docks in South Wales.

The specification called for a two pack epoxy finish to be applied to the masonry, with all the metalwork around the lantern and store to be treated also. In order to gain access to the tower a boson’s chair had to be rigged and therefore prime weather conditions had to be present to ensure safety.

End Result

A&P Group Cargo Ferry Painting

Commercial
Value: £116,786

A&P was originally founded as a centre of expertise in ship design and construction in 1971 and remains 100% privately owned. Our trusted and proven heritage in marine engineering services has become a dynamic catalyst for future-facing development and innovation.

www.ap-group.co.uk

Project Work

While Ro/Ro cargo ferry Norcape, was in dry dock the hull coatings above and below the waterline were applied. Bell Marine UK Ltd also renewed the deck coatings, carried out repairs to the ballast tank and refurbished the accommodation areas, garage-deck bulkheads and deckhead. The specialist materials used in the project included single-pack acrylic topcoats, modified pure epoxy abrasive-resistant primers and a hybrid TBT-free-anti-fouling coating system.

End Result

The refit, a complex operation sometimes involving over 100 personnel working simultaneously on the ship, was completed to its original 42-day schedule to the delight of everyone concerned.

Atholl Estates Blair Castle Painting

Leisure
Value: £130,000

Blair Castle is the home of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl, and the headquarters of Europe’s only remaining private army. Set amidst the beautiful scenery of the Perthshire Highlands, the distinctive, crisp white building with its romantic turrets and crenellations was one of the first private homes in Scotland to be opened to the Public.

www.blair-castle.co.uk/

Project Work

Decorating and preserving the historic fabric of the Castle is a project of immense importance and sensitivity. Bell Group was chosen to undertake an external refurbishment that included repairing the roughcast and render, and then redecorating all of the exterior masonry. We selected a specialist “Keim” paint system that complements superb appearance with a very high degree of protection and preservation.

End Result

The unique surroundings and the importance of the building itself meant that environmental factors were under tight scrutiny. The client commented that both the management of the project and the finished result were outstandingly successful.

Jigsaw Redecoration

Leisure
Value:

Jigsaw is a leading-edge fashion chain with its own clothing and accessories design team based in West London. In the fiercely competitive and image-conscious fashion arena, the retail environment is of immense importance. Distinctive shopfitting, flawlessly decorated and finished, is part of the experience.

www.jigsaw-online.com

Project Work

Bell Group was commissioned to work with jigsaw’s own shop designer to create a fresh look in the company’s prestigious Edinburgh store. Set in George Street in the city’s historic New town, the walls and ceiling are painted in neutral colours sympathetic to the magnificent interior, with the intricate ornamental coving accentuated in a contrasting colour. The warm, soft effect enhances the very special character of the building.

End Result

Jigsaw were delighted that the work was carried out while the shop was still trading. The presence of the public in close proximity to our craftsmen made health and safety issues and unobtrusive working practices even more critical than usual.

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