nbm are delighted to be involved in The Village of Renton Community Integration Project, which aims to create a new community garden hub for the Cordale Housing Association Residents. nbm are providing free consultation on the project, and have also donated garden tools and equipment.
nbm are excited to announce that they will be supporting this years Wheatley W.E. Excel Awards. This is an event which is an accumulation of votes throughout the year in each of Wheatley Groups subsidiaries. This event is to reward and highlight employees which have shown innovation, hard word, excellence and overall went above and beyond for the Group.
The Grand Final of the W.E. Excel Awards 2019 will be held in The Old Fruit Market, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ on Thursday 7 November 2019.
nbm were in attendance at the RICS Supervisor and Counsellor training session at Waterloo, London. The topics discussed related to recent updates to the APC process, in addition to some top tips to help make sure that candidates are well prepared for the final assessment. nbm are committed to ensuring that Continuing Professional Development is given consideration by trainees, candidates and chartered colleagues alike.
nbm Construction Cost Consultants were Employers Agents for Parkhead Housing Association Ltd in redeveloping the former Quarrybrae Primary School site to add to their expanding portfolio of new build properties.
McTaggart Construction Ltd delivered the 60 new build units which were a mix of 52 flats over three blocks (8 of which were Mid Market Rent units) and 8 semi detached houses.
The Hinshelwood development was built for GHA by Cruden Building, in partnership with the Scottish Government and Glasgow City Council, and is part of the wider Transforming Communities: Glasgow (TC:G) regeneration of East Govan and Ibrox. The project is also the biggest completed new build development in Wheatley Group, GHA’s parent company. The new flats are a combination of one and two-bedroom homes and six have been adapted for wheelchair users.
A total of 116 of the flats are for social rent and 36 are for mid-market rent by GHA’s sister organisation Lowther Homes.
nbm are delighted to announce the successful recruitment of both a new Senior Quantity Surveyor and Cost Consultant.
Laura Jamieson joins us as Senior Quantity Surveyor and brings with her a wealth of knowledge in procurement and cost estimating across both the residential and commercial markets.
We also welcome Gary Fullerton into the team in the position of Cost Consultant. Gary has worked as both a private practice QS and as a Surveyor with a national housing developer and supplements the team well with his measurement and valuing experience in the private housing sector.
We believe both appointments to be a fantastic addition to our team and look forward to working with them for the foreseeable future.
nbm delighted to be working with Unite Students to assist in delivery of the new 1075 bed halls of residence in Liverpool.
nWorking with the Wheatley Group and West Lothian Housing Partnership nbm were Employers Agents on this first stage of the expansion of the West Lothian village of Winchburgh.
McTaggart Construction Limited successfully delivered the 55 energy efficient homes that were officially opened by West Lothian Council leader, Councillor Lawrence Fitzpatrick. The 36 flats and 19 houses are the first to be built by WLHP which is now part of the Wheatley Group.
nbm Construction Cost Consultants are acting as Employers Agent together with CCG as constructor on the delivery of 46 affordable homes in Dumbarton.
The homes – all for social rent – are on Westcliffe and Talisman Avenue, and are being built for Cube Housing Association, part of Wheatley Group.
Work on the homes started in January and they should be ready by early 2020.
The development, part-funded by the Scottish Government, is a mix of one and two-bedroom flats and three and four-bedroom semi-detached houses.
David Fletcher, Wheatley Group Director of Development, said:
“These new homes are just part of our ambitious plans to build more than 350 affordable homes in West Dunbartonshire in partnership with the council.”
Tennents have opened the doors to their brand new tour experience at the Wellpark Brewery in Duke Street, Glasgow. nbm provided Quantity Surveying services to the project that saw the conversion of unused office space into a new tour experience and shop with the refurbishment of the existing Brand room to complete the new visitor centre.
Photo courtesy of Patrick Jameson
nbm were kindly invited along recently to take part in CCG’s annual “It’s A Knockout” competition to raise money for St. Andrew’s Children Hospital. We competed against other teams / companies in a number of challenges and obstacle courses and we are glad to say nbm came out as winners of the day!
The event overall raised over £15,000 for a number of different charities and we are proud to say nbm donated £500 to the Endocrine Fund at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow. It was a great day for all involved and we would like to thank CCG (Scotland) Ltd for inviting us to take part and hopefully see you again next year to defend our title!
nbm are delighted to provide our Employers Agent / Cost Consultancy services to the Nith Valley Leaf Trust at their innovative Passivhoos Housing Development at Closeburn in Dumfries and Galloway
Earlier this year, Edinburgh World Heritage launched an innovative new project to improve the energy efficiency of the Canongate Housing Development, together with undertaking vital conservation work on this Category B-listed building, designed by Sir Basil Spence. nbm are delighted to be on board providing our experienced Cost Consultants services.
Participants within the Hub West Scotland include organisations from Health, local government, higher and further education, police, fire and rescue, ambulance, social housing and regeneration.
Hub West Scotland work to the vision of delivering high quality, value for money facilities that support the provision of integrated community, education and primary care services which meet local needs and provide a catalyst for regeneration and nbm are delighted that we will now be part of delivering that vision.
nbm were proud to support the St Andrews Hospice Capital Appeal organised by CCG (Scotland) Ltd. by taking part in a sponsored “It’s a Knockout” event at Strathclyde Park.
nbm have been appointed as Employers Agent by the Wheatley Group on a 44 unit residential development at Watson Street, Glasgow. This new build development is located at a prominent city centre location and nbm are proud to be working with Wheatley Group, Collective Architecture and Scott Bennett Associates on what is sure to be an impressive development.
nbm are proud to confirm the appointment of Scott Bradshaw as Associate Director.
Scott is a Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Employers Agent who brings 15 years’ experience in private practice working on projects within the residential, commercial, religious and educational sectors with values ranging from £50k to £28m.
Scott has extensive knowledge of the social / affordable housing market where he has built up a commendable reputation for the standard of service he provides his Clients and relationship he builds with his fellow design team members to ensure the project being delivered is completed in line with the Client’s aspirations and more.
We look forward to Scott working with us and continuing to grow his reputation within the various sectors within which he has worked.
Should you wish to contact Scott at our office to discuss an opportunity he can be reached at :-
nbm have been appointed by the new owners of the Caledonian Hotel Oban, Perle Hotels to oversee the refurbishment of the property.
Director Steve Pollock also worked on the last refurbishment of the hotel in 2002 and is looking forward to seeing this important commercial property for the town of Oban get a new lease of life.
nbm are pleased to confirm the completion of the CitizenM Towerhill and Shoreditch hotels in London, and also the conversion of Carlton Hotel in Edinburgh into a Hilton Hotel.
nbm were delighted to provide Cost Consultant services on this prestigious and high profile project, which Nicola Sturgeon officially opened in the heart of the Gorbals and singled out years of successful community control for special praise.
New Gorbals Housing Association welcomed Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister and MSP for Glasgow Southside, as they celebrated 30 years of community ownership with the opening of their new office, a development of 28 homes for social rent, and a public piazza. This exciting project is the latest addition to the overall regeneration of Crown Street, in the very heart of Gorbals. The office building provides a greatly improved experience for customers, with a larger reception area and accessible interview rooms.
The key feature of the overall development is the creation of the wide piazza and pedestrian thoroughfare that connects Crown Street with Laurieston Road.
nbm were appointed as Employers Agents on this project for Loretto Housing Association through the GHA Framework and took the project from inception to completion.
The site previously occupied by a residential home was developed by McTaggart Construction who delivered the 44 units for social rent after overcoming a large peat removal exercise and also dealing with a fire that destroyed one of the blocks at an early stage in construction.
Not long left to go now until the Point a Hotel in Kensington opens to the public!
nbm have been appointed on an exciting new Hotel concept being developed at the former DeVere Theobalds Estate, Cheshunt.
The Hotel is to provide a countryside escape close to London and a number of innovative activities are being considered including a Lido in the former walled garden and a crafts facility in a treehouse.
CCG has been appointed to construct 27 affordable homes in Ayr with nbm providing Employers Agent services.
The homes – all for social rent – are on Elba Street Ayr, and are being built for Ayrshire Housing.
Work on the flats will commence in August and they should be ready by July 2020.
The development, part-funded by the Scottish Government, is a mix of one and two-bedroom flats for general need and older ambulant disabled.
W Hotel Ibiza progressing well for the opening this summer, magnificent views of Santa Eulalia bay from the new bedrooms.
nbm have moved their London office from the trendy Shoreditch to the city. The new office is at Lloyd’s Avenue which is a two minute walk from Tower Hill Underground, Aldgate Underground and Fenchurch Station. With an impressive portfolio of completed hotel projects in London and a healthy projection of future projects, nbm are excited to continue working in the capital city.
Our project at Springburn Way Glasgow for Home Scotland commenced on site on 23 April 2018 with A S Homes (Scotland) Limited for the Design + Construction of 40 Units of affordable housing.
nbm Building Surveying Consultancy have been appointed by Unite Students to provide quality checking and snagging advice as this new 575-bedroom student residence development in Newcastle approaches completion.
Using bespoke data collection software, quality sheets and snagging lists are uploaded and issued on the day of inspection to assist with a quick turn around from inspection and identification of the defect or snag, to prompt remediation by the Contractor.
The Scottish Design Awards 2018 shortlist has been announced and we’re pleased to have one of our projects featured in the impressive line-up. Our Hawkhead Centre for Scottish War Blinded is shortlisted in the Health Building category. Award winners are to be announced at an evening event on 23rd August.
nbm are delighted to be appointed as Employers Agent / Cost Consultancy services on the Design + Construction of 198 Units of affordable housing for Glasgow Housing Association at their Sighthill Glasgow site.
At an awards reception in Edinburgh we were delighted that our Hawkhead Centre for Scottish War Blinded was Highly Commended in the Design Through Innovation category.
nbm are pleased to have been appointed by Hamilton Park Racecourse for the construction of their new 118 bedroom Hampton by Hilton hotel, utilising modular construction The project has been driven by both public demand, largely from their local customer base, not only for racedays but for weddings and other events.
Scottish War Blinded/Royal Blind acquired the site of the former Dobbies Garden centre on Hawkhead Road, Paisley and appointed CCG (Scotland) Ltd as the contractor to develop the site based on Page/Park designs for the Day Centre and Unum Architects for the Care Home, nbm provided QS services on both projects. Works commenced on site in May 2016 and both buildings were handed over together, ahead of the programmed completion date and within the approved budget.
Scottish War Blinded now have an impressive Day Centre in the West of the country to augment the award winning Day Centre the Design Team provided for them in Linburn, West Lothian in 2010 and the Royal Blind have established a 55 bed Care Home (Jenny’s Well) that will offer nursing care to older people with visual impairment in a similar way that Braeside House operates in Edinburgh.
We wish the Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded every success in their new, purpose built facilities through in the West of Scotland.
We are pleased to confirm that the 15 unit project (6 nr townhouses & 9 nr flats) at Gleddoch Road, Penilee, Glasgow has now been completed by Ashleigh (Scotland) and has been handed over to our client, Southside Housing Assocation.
After a six month extensive internal and external refurbishment, the Perle Hotel in Oban is to open to the public on 1st May.
The refurbished building will be a cornerstone within Oban's vibrant seafront redevelopment. Pictures to follow in the coming months.
nbm have been appointed on the new Blakes Hotel in Shoreditch. The hotel will be an 87 bedroom hotel for Blake’s Hotels who are one of the UK’s first and most famous boutique hoteliers.
nbm have secured a commission with the Tennents Group who are committed to improving the famous Tennents Tour at the Wellpark Brewery in Glasgow. We are involved in an initial phase which will enhance the current tour by creating a new entranceway, comprehensive internal improvements to create a new shop and heritage centre together with interpretative displays.
nbm are proud to confirm their appointment on the 150 bedroom Chef Nobu Hotel in Shoreditch, the 623 bedroom Holiday Inn / Staybridge Hotel at Heathrow Airport and the 134 bedroom Ibis Budget at Luton Airport.
Chef Nobu Hotel
We were pleased to attend the ground breaking ceremony on Friday 1 July 2016 for our new combined project at Hawkhead Road Paisley for a Care Home and Day Centre for Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded, at which Richard Hellewell, chief executive of Royal Blind, and Mhairi Black, MP for Paisley & Renfrewshire South spoke about the project’s benefit to the local community and beyond.”
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