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Burmor win Chris Dowd Memorial Shield football competition

Published on Saturday 11 August 2018

The inaugural Chris Dowd Memorial Shield football tournament took place on Saturday 11th August at Deepings Leisure Centre. 10 teams competed in two groups of 5, with the top 4 teams in each group qualifying for the knockout stages. Burmor required a penalty shootout in each of the quarter finals, semi finals and final of the competition to eventually emerge victorious. The photos below show the two finalists, Burmor Construction and Brook & Mayo, and the winning team holding the Chris Dowd Memorial Shield.

The tournament was organised in memory of Chris Dowd, who was both a Contracts Manager at Burmor Construction and a family member related to our family-run company, and who sadly died on Easter Sunday 2018 after a series of heart attacks. The tournament was in aid of the British Heart Foundation, and we are delighted to announce that over £1100 was raised on the day. We would like to thank the following companies who entered teams into the competition and contributed to the fund raising:

Aecom, Antares Installations, Attica, B-Safe Electrical Services, Bloom & Wake, Brook & Mayo, Burmor Construction, Floorspan Contracts, Grantham Ceilings and Interiors, MKM Building Supplies, Microbyte.

Donations are still welcome on the following website: http://celebration.bhf.org.uk/Celebration/In-memory-of-Chris-Dowd

Burmor will defend the trophy in the summer of 2019 when the tournament will next be held, and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year.

Charity football tournament this saturday

Published on Thursday 9 August 2018

The Chris Dowd Memorial Shield football tournament takes place this saturday at Deepings Leisure Centre, kicking off at 9am.

Chris Dowd was both a much-valued Contracts Manager at Burmor Construction and a well-loved family member related to our family-run company, who sadly passed away on Easter Sunday 2018 following a series of heart attacks.

Chris underwent a series of operations and was cared for at Papworth Hospital following his first heart attacks in the summer of 2017.

We are organising this tournament in aid of the British Heart Foundation and in memory of Chris.

12 teams will compete in the tournament which consists of a group stage followed by quarter and semi finals and then the final, with the winner claiming the Chris Dowd Memorial Shield.

Spectators are welcome on the day, and refreshments are available, with a proportion of the takings on the refreshments being donated to the charity.

Donations can also be made using the following link: http://celebration.bhf.org.uk/Celebration/In-memory-of-Chris-Dowd

 

Environmental Improvements commence at Westwood shopping precinct

Published on Thursday 9 August 2018

Improvements to the Hampton Court shopping precinct in Westwood have commenced, with the removal of the steel and timber canopies over the shopfronts, aimed at creating more open space. The photos below show the precinct before and after the canopies were removed. 

These environmental improvements to the shopping precinct form part of our contract with Cross Keys Homes to design and build 16 new dwellings on a former car park site close to the shopping area. The improvements will continue with new surfacing to the pedestrian area and upgrades to the lighting and street furniture.

The project is due for completion in Autumn 2018.

Show flat open at residential conversion in St. Neots

Published on Friday 27 July 2018

As our project to convert a three storey retail and office block into 12 aparments in St. Neots nears completion, the show flat is open for prospective residents. The photos below show the inside of the show flat.

Burmor deliver safety talk to schoolchildren

Published on Friday 27 July 2018

As the school summer holidays approached, Burmor Quantity Surveyor Scott Broadbent delivered a safety talk to pupils at a primary school close to our site in Westwood, Peterborough, where 16 new homes are under construction for Cross Keys Homes. The talk was aimed at explaining to pupils the dangers of trying to gain access to and play on construction sites, in particular over the school summer holidays.

Scott showed the pupils what construction site warning signage looked like and what the signs mean, and spoke about the dangers inherent in issues like trying to climb scaffolding or accessing excavations, or trying to play on plant and machinery.

Scott concluded with a demonstration of the sort of personal protective equipment worn by operatives on construction sites and how this helps keep them safe and healthy.

The photos below show Scott conducting the talk. We would like to thank the staff and pupils at Ravensthorpe Primary School for facilitating what was a very worthwhile event.

Office to residential conversion in St. Neots reaches finishing stages

Published on Thursday 5 July 2018

Our project to convert an office building in St. Neots town centre to 12 apartments is reaching its final stages. The 2 floors of office space have now been fully converted into the 12 new flats and finishing works, such as decoration and floor finishes, are underway. A show flat is already open. The project is due for completion late summer 2018.

The photos below are taken from the inside of one of the apartments nearing completion, showing the kitchen and laminate flooring fitted.

Piling works commence at mixed use development in Peterborough

Published on Thursday 5 July 2018

Commencement of piling works signals the start of construction work in earnest at our design and build mixed use development in Peterborough. The new building is a ground floor supermarket with two upper floors comprising a total of 8 apartments above. Due to the nature of the ground piles are required to go down to a depth of almost 25 metres, and therefore our piling specialist has brought their biggest piling rig to site.

The photos below show piling operations underway.

Affordable housing project wins LABC Building Excellence Award

Published on Tuesday 3 July 2018

We are delighted to announce that our project to construct 15 affordable dwellings in Foxton, South Cambridgeshire, for South Cambs District Council, has been named as winner of the Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development in the LABC Building Excellence Awards 2018 East Anglia Region.

The project was completed in early 2017 and was nominated for the 2018 awards where it was announced as the winner of its category at the East Anglia awards ceremony on Friday 29th June.

The project will now be put forward to the Grand Final in London in November.

The photos below show representatives of the project team receiving the award.

 

 

10 flats handed over in Peterborough

Published on Tuesday 3 July 2018

We have now completed and handed over our project to construct 10 new flats in Woodston, Peterborough. The photos below show the completed project.

 

New design and build mixed used development commences in Hampton, Peterborough

Published on Tuesday 3 July 2018

Works have now commenced in earnest on our new project to design and construct a mixed use development in Hampton, Peterborough.

The project involves all post-planning design work followed by the construction of a supermarket on the ground floor with 8 flats over 2 upper floors. The project includes a car park for use by both customers of the supermarket and residents of the flats, together with access and service roads, hard and soft landscaping, drainage and incoming services.

The photo below shows the site being cleared and levelled ready for piling operations to begin. The project is due for completion in summer 2019.