BSP Consulting

'Center' of attention

Bondholder, civil and structural engineering firm, BSP Consulting played a key role in the design and build of a new style of accommodation for family short break provider Center Parcs.

The East Midlands-based company acted as the civil and structural engineer for the steel platforms of three new Waterside Lodges at Elveden Forest, Suffolk, which have just been unveiled.

The Waterside Lodges are the first type of Center Parcs accommodation to be situated on the water’s edge of the main lake - providing stunning lake-side views and giving families the perfect opportunity to get up close and personal with wildlife in the forest and on the water.

In addition, BSP also provided engineering services for the foundations of 51 new Waterfront Apartments and nine new three-bedroom Executive Lodges at Elveden Forest, which have also recently been completed.

Associate and chartered structural engineer at BSP Consulting, Monika Anszperger, said: “The Waterside Lodges were an interesting and challenging project, in engineering terms, as they were built on steel platforms that jut out over the lake and have a spectacular aspect.
“BSP Consulting is proud to have played a role in this new style of accommodation for Center Parcs, and to have continued our relationship with Center Parcs which has stretched over eight years – helping the company to provide incredible accommodation and high quality facilities at its sites across the UK.”

Martin Dalby, CEO of Center Parcs said: “We are absolutely delighted to announce the introduction of our latest innovation to the exciting range of accommodation available at Center Parcs. The lakes within our forests are a place families spend lots of time, be it to enjoy leisure activities on the water or simply to spend time relaxing on the beach. We believe that families will love spending their holiday time in our new, unique Waterside Lodges, with the added advantage of the beautiful waterside setting.”

The new accommodation at Elveden Forest is part of an overall reinvestment by Center Parcs across five UK villages including accommodation, leisure facilities, restaurants and the introduction of some new activities.

Promotions at BSP Consulting

Three members of the team at Bondholder BSP Consulting have been promoted to new positions.

Chartered civil engineer Carol Ell and chartered structural engineer Monika Anszperger have become associates, while associate Tim Wilson has stepped up to associate director.

Carol, who works in BSP’s Leicester office in De Montfort Street, joined the company in July 2004, while Monika, who is based in the Derby office at Pride Park, joined in January 2014.

Tim, who has been with BSP since 2005, heads up the civil engineering team in Leicester.

BSP MD David Sumner said: “These changes reflect the much-increased responsibility levels that Tim, Carol and Monika now embrace and perform for the company. I and the BSP team congratulate them on their achievement.”

BSP, which is based at Oxford Street, Nottingham, provides a comprehensive range of consultancy services in civil, structural, geotechnical, transportation and environmental engineering to all sectors of the construction community, from architects, project managers and contractors to developers and estate agents. It was founded in 1999 and operates across the East Midlands and the UK.

New Manager for BSP

Bondholder BSP Consulting has appointed a new Finance and IT Manager.

James Payne has been appointed to role after 16 years with the company, having joined BSP straight from school in August 2001.

James has recently been instrumental in introducing a new project information management system at BSP’s headquarters in Nottingham and across its offices in Derby, Leicester and Sheffield.

David Sumner, Managing Director, said: “James has been a loyal and valued BSP employee since joining us in 2001. He has recently spearheaded the introduction of Union Square across the business after putting forward the case to the senior team of the benefits of integrating and streamlining our management of information – something which has become increasingly important to the efficiency of the business as we continue to expand.

“We have a commitment to staff development and are delighted to have promoted James to this newly created position at BSP Consulting, which reflects his new role.”

City Scheme Shortlisted for Top Award

Our criteria for the nominated projects focused on sustainability, good design, and interaction and engagement with the local community.
— Jef Todd, Regional Chairman of the East Midlands Forum for the Built Environment

A student accommodation scheme, delivered by Bondholder Prosperity Capital Partners, has been shortlisted for a regional award.

Cathedral Court has been named as a finalist in the East Midlands Forum for the Built Environment Awards, which recognises the teams behind the region's best construction projects. 

Situated on Cathedral Road, the accommodation offers the latest in premium student living for more than 350 students and has been nominated in the residential category. 

Jef Todd, Regional Chairman of the East Midlands Forum for the Built Environment, and Director at Bondholder BSP Consulting, said:  'We had an excellent array of nominations from across the region and across a range of sectors, illustrating the high standard of developments that are being completed in the East Midlands.' 

The winners will be announced this Thursday.

BSP's £14m hospital project

Bondholder BSP Consulting has been selected for its civil and structural engineering services as part of the team which is building a new £14 million hospital.

The new 65-bed hospital in Kent adds to BSP's current portfolio for Cygnet Health Care includes a £9.8 million 56-bed mental health hospital in Coventry.

BSP Consulting engineers have undertaken the full civil and structural design for the scheme, which will feature three principal wards, plus eight individual step-down flats, together with therapeutic, clinical and recreational facilities, and ancillary/support accommodation. These will be set within a building floor plan totalling 5,300 square metres and constructed over three levels.

Director of BSP Consulting, Carl Hilton, said: "We are excited about being involved directly for the client on this hospital project as it is a sector in which we have significant strength and had indentified for expansion. The site is one of the first significant medical park developments to occur in the UK, and is therefore a high-profile development."

He continued: "It is the latest in a number of Cygnet healthcare projects that BSP has been involved in, and is an endorsement of the civil and structural engineering services that BSP provides."

Carrie steps up at BSP

Bondholder BSP Consulting - award-winning civil and structural engineering firm - has appointed Carrie Booth as its new Business Development Coodinator.

Carrie’s commitment to business development has shone through
— Carrie Booth, Business Development Coodinator at BSP Consulting

Carrie originally joined the firm back in 2004 as an administration assistant but then progressed throughout the years to accounts assistant and then office manager. Carrie begins her new role this month where she'll be supporting business development across the company's four offices in the region.

Jef Todd, Business Development Director, commented: "Carrie's commitment to business development has shone through and we are delighted to now have her as a full-time member of the business development team, at a time when BSP is growing."

Carrie is a member of Women in Construction and also attends various business events including those held by Marketing Derby.

Carrie said: "I'm really looking forward to building on business development opportunities for BSP and supporting the company's expansion plans across the Midlands and the UK."

BSP Consulting is an award-winning business and operates in all major sectors including health, education, residential, leisure, retail, rail and industrial.