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Two N e w A s s o c i a t e s BSP Consulting is pleased to announce that two new associates have been appointed within the company. Chartered engineers Paul Garton and Paul Elphick have been promoted to the position in recognition of their hard work and dedication to the business.

the company since 2004. The Leicester office was the third office opened by the company, which operates across the UK, offering civil, structural, transportation, environmental and geotechnical engineering services.

They played a key role in launching the Leicester office of BSP Consulting in 2008, and have since built up and developed the client base of the team in the city and beyond.

“Since opening the office in Leicester more than four years ago, Paul Garton and Paul Elphick have been instrumental in firmly establishing our presence in the city.” Paul Garton joined BSP Consulting in 2005, while Paul Elphick has been with


Launch of Rural Services BSP Consulting has launched a rural development service. Details of the service were unveiled at the Three Counties Show, Worcestershire.

Paul Garton and Paul Elphick have been based in the Leicester office since it was launched. It has doubled in size since then, and now has ten staff. The office has been involved in a number of award-winning schemes, including the project that created the first council houses to be built in Leicester in 40 years which recently won two awards at the Regional Building Excellence Awards.

“BSP Consulting is very pleased to announce the promotion of Paul Garton and Paul Elphick to the position of associate, and would like to place on record our thanks for the commitment shown by them to the company,” said BSP Consulting managing director David Sumner.


Architect for the scheme, Maber, was awarded Best Social Housing Development and the prestigious Chairman’s Award for the project, which created 146 new houses – the first council homes built in Leicester to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4. BSP was civil and structural engineer for three of the five sites, which were developed by Leicester City Council and Kier Partnership Homes.

BSP Consulting has experience of a range of rural developments, including diversification projects, leisure schemes, sustainable energy installations and tourism sites. The company offers a range of services that are relevant to rural development projects, including flood risk assessments, transport plans, environmental and geotechnical work, noise investigations, drainage work and installation advice. Its sustainable energy expertise includes biofuels schemes, wind turbines, solar power installations, anaerobic digestion plants, hydro installations and biomass projects. Meanwhile, BSP Consulting can also help with rural diversification schemes including equestrian centres, holiday homes, fishing lakes, golf courses, nature trails, cycle routes, farm shops and outdoor activity centres.

Recently Won Projects Stockmoor – Somerset



Some 95% of BSP’s eligible staff have passed the Construction Skills Certification Scheme. The company now aims to apply for the platinum certificate, which requires 90% of eligible staff to have the card. Foundations have gone in for a new local centre featuring seven shops, including a Co-op store, with 16 apartments above. BSP is the civil and structural engineer for the project by Henry Davidson Developments, with R G Spiller Ltd the contractor.

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Newbury Place – Salford

The site is being developed by Wessex Water to meet the revised Bathing Water Directive, which includes building new storm water tanks and a pumping station.

Planning permission has been granted for the £5m two-storey REFUAH medical centre, which features GP surgeries, a pharmacy, dental surgery and a convenience store. BSP is civil and structural engineer for the Level Healthcare scheme. Wakemans is the project manager and Ainsely Gommon the architects. Woodford Halse – Daventry

BSP engineers are playing a key role in the upgrading of Weston-super-Mare Sewage Treatment Works.

Engineers from BSP designed two shafts of 10.5m and 7.5m diameter which are approximately 20m deep. The shafts were strengthened to allow existing pipes to enter one of the shafts and a new 36m long 1.8m diameter jacked pipe to connect the new shafts. A 3.3m diameter steel tunnel was also

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A commemorative stone-laying ceremony has been held to mark the start of work on a Daventry & District Housing rural affordable new-build scheme to create 15 homes. The project is being developed by Futures Housing Group, in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency and developer Lovell Partnership. BSP is civil and structural engineer.

“Achieving the certificate illustrates our commitment to health and safety in construction,” said BSP’s health and safety director Carl Hilton. CSCS was set up in the mid-90s with the aim of improving site workers’ competence to reduce accidents and drive up on-site efficiencies. designed to connect one of the new shafts onto an existing, operational pumping station. This purpose-made tunnel was designed with a runway beam along its crown to allow a 10 tonne hoist to carry machinery along its length so that a 1.8m diameter core could be drilled through the existing pumping station wall. Strengthening work to the existing pumping station shaft was also designed and required to fit within the 3.3m tunnel diameter. The project, which is the latest in a number of sewage treatment schemes that BSP has been involved in, is currently on-going. BSP provided the specialist design for Active Tunnelling Ltd who were working on behalf of Balfour Beatty Civil Engineering Limited. College Nottingham. BSP has been committed to supporting and developing technicians – some of whom have joined the firm straight from school – as well as helping individuals towards gaining professional qualifications. However, Katie is the first administration apprentice to train with the company.

Administration assistant Katie White has become BSP Consulting’s new apprentice.

She attends block release once a month, and is guided by an advisor, who drops by our offices in Oxford Street to assess how Katie is progressing.

Katie, 18, joined the company in June and is completing a one-year NVQ in Business Administration at New

Her experience should lead to a qualification in Intermediate Business Administration.

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GATEWAY Eart h Mo v ing Ex pe r ie nce SCHEME A new £970,000 office development, which now welcomes people arriving by train at Mansfield Woodhouse Station in Nottinghamshire, has been officially opened by Mansfield executive mayor Tony Egginton.

Engineers at BSP have first-hand experience of the exceptional results achieved by using GPS plant in large scale earthworks.

Specialist equipment has been used at Coatbridge, Scotland, where BSP has designed and undertaken contract administration for a cut/fill exercise at the regeneration site being developed by Morston Archway Ltd. BSP’s engineers have provided BSP was the civil and structural engineer for the scheme, which includes six individual office units of 72 sq m each, available to rent. An expansion to the nearby Woodhouse Enterprise Centre, the development has achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating - the standard for best practice in sustainable design, construction and operation. The project has transformed the former empty site and includes new lighting in the area, improvements to the landscaping and a public footpath through to the site. The adjoining industrial estate has also been screened off and new trees have been planted. The regeneration project aims to provide a positive, safe and attractive gateway to Mansfield Woodhouse for passengers arriving by train. The majority of the development has been funded through European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) together with Local Enterprise Growth Initiative (LEGI) and contributions from Mansfield District Council. The work is being carried out by A and S Enterprises and Henry Mein were the architects.


ICE Publication BSP has helped with the content of a new leaflet which is shining a light on how engineering has developed the city of Sheffield. The Institution of Civil Engineers’ Yorkshire and Humber Region has published a city centre circular walk which highlights some of the key infrastructure developments in the area. It picks out 34 different locations including bridges, viaducts, transport centres and public buildings. One of these is Leopold Square, which BSP helped to regenerate to turn into

accurate and detailed ground model information for the GPS equipment, which is proving to be a very efficient way of working. “It allows operatives to construct levels more accurately and independently, “ said BSP chartered civil engineer Matt Viggars. “It saves the contractor a lot of time in man hours as profile boards and travellers are not needed.” Site contractor I and H Brown, of Perth, has the GPS technology, which is attached to ground-moving equipment and links to the 3-D ground model on an onsite PC via a local frequency. It allows equipment operators to pinpoint exactly where they are on site and the levels they need to achieve.

a mixed-use public space. The scheme was the winner of Citizen’s Award for the Best Building in the Sheffield Civic Trust Awards 2010. The leaflet for the 2.7 mile walk has been produced in collaboration with the Sheffield Walking Forum, and BSP helped by providing details about the Leopold Square scheme. “The walk and its accompanying publication are a great way to illustrate the role that civil engineers play in a city, and we are proud to have been a part of both this and the Leopold Square scheme, which has been a successful city centre development,” said BSP Consulting MD David Sumner.

Equality Award BSP Consulting has been accredited as a Committed 2 Equality organisation after passing the audit with flying colours. A national equality standard, the award is given to organisations that fully embrace good working equality practices and profit from the benefits to be had from employing fairly for their organisation, their employees and the community. The accreditation works in line with BSP’s own equal opportunities policy. “We were very pleased to pass the audit with such a high mark, and are proud that we can now display the Committed 2 Equality logo on our literature,” said office manager Carrie Booth.

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Bsp newsletter summer 2012