First look: Our new Cambridge office

A sauna, spa and state-of-the-art gym are just some of the features that can be found at Cambridge Innovation Park, where BSD Cambridge is now located. The big move Our Cambridge team have recently transferred operations from Stow Court in Stow Cum-Quy to Stirling House in a bid to promote staff wellbeing. The move saw… Read more »

New electrical engineer joins our Birmingham office

We’re delighted to welcome our newest recruit to Fort Dunlop – Nathan Johnstone – who joins us with 15 years’ experience in the industry. With 12 of us in Birmingham, Nathan will be supporting the team on a variety of projects – from retail and residential to commercial and heritage schemes. Nathan Johnstone: “I’m delighted… Read more »

Sherwood Forest Visitors Centre scores a hattrick

The old joke says that you can wait ages for one bus, then three come along at once, is bordering on cliché. But as it turns out, it’s also very true. This analogy is certainly the case for Sherwood Visitor Centre who recently scored a hattrick of awards. We are delighted for JDDK Architects who… Read more »

PIP Brum – June date announced

A key date for your networking diary is PIP Brum on June 6th at Primitivos. Next month’s event will be sponsored by Stepnell Want to chat in a relaxed environment – rather than a formal networking lunch? So, do we. And that’s why BSD are one of the partners of PIP Brum – People in… Read more »

#PIPBrum – People in property April date announced

Fancy a few drinks at the pub with like-minded people from the property & construction industry? Want to chat in a relaxed environment – rather than a formal networking lunch? So, do we. And that’s why BSD are one of the partners of PIP Brum – People in Property in Birmingham. You don’t need to… Read more »

A warm welcome to our new Director, Carl Ackers

BSD is pleased to announce the appointment of Carl Ackers as our new Director from the 11th March 2019. Carl brings 30 years of industry experience to the team. His primary focus will be on making a positive and constructive contribution to BSD’s building services delivery inclusively. A career that began as a draughtsman on… Read more »

Sustainable Engineer Charu Gupta joins the RIBA Ambassador Programme

One of our Sustainable Engineers, Charu Gupta, has recently joined the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Ambassador programme, which works with local schools to inspire young people about the potential of the built environment. Charu takes over the blog this week to explain why she joined the programme and what she’s doing to prepare… Read more »

MIPIM 2019 – A great opportunity for some serious networking

MIPIM is the world’s leading real estate conference, that brings together the most influential players from all over the world. Directors, David Featherstone and Sean Langton, will be representing BSD between 12th – 15th March in sunny Cannes. “MIPIM is a tremendously important forum for making connections on a large scale and also cementing existing… Read more »

BSD goes back to school as £2.5 million expansion at Bedfordshire School completes

Six new classrooms and a 690 m2 sports hall at Henlow Church of England Academy, Bedfordshire have now completed, completely reimagining the 600 pupil school’s teaching facilities and sports offering. PCMS Design designed the modern, new extension to the original school site, and we are proud to have provided mechanical and electrical (M&E) engineering support… Read more »

#Meet BSD: Senior electrical engineer Adam Middleton

The next person to be featured in our #MeetBSD series is Adam Middleton who is a Senior electrical engineer in our Cambridge office. Having worked for us for three years, Adam gives us some insight to both his personal and professional life at the company. What do you do at BSD? At BSD I work… Read more »

BSD reacts to: Guy Martin: Building Britain

Now available on All 4, Guy Martin has starred in a new, two-part miniseries with Wickes – Guy Martin: Building Britain – which examines the construction industry’s skills shortage. Our associate director, Jo Jones, watched the 10-minute episodes – so you don’t have to – and gives her thoughts on the programmes. The miniseries saw… Read more »

A Christmas message from Managing Director David White

At this festive time, we can reflect back on what has been a transitional and significant year for our industry. I don’t expect this to get any less challenging in 2019 but I am pleased to see just how hard all our offices have been working to deal with the increasing workload. I appreciate each… Read more »

Sustainable Kettering office hoping to score national award win

Our ecologically sustainable Kettering office, which has been certified as carbon neutral as well as gaining Passivhaus status – a rare achievement in the UK – has been shortlisted for a prestigious industry award. Located on the Kettering north Business Park, our headquarters has been nominated for the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)… Read more »

How BSD met Grade II* listed challenges to create £1.8m boutique hotel

A suite overlooking cathedral gardens, original fireplaces and character windows are just some of the features included in a new £1.8m boutique hotel in a historic location in Leicester. Two empty office buildings in Peacock Lane and New Street – adjacent to the site of the car park where King Richard III’s remains were discovered… Read more »


ONE of the country’s most iconic, natural landmarks, Sherwood Forest, has benefited from a new visitor centre which will accommodate the Forest’s 350,000 annual visitors. The Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre was completed by Woodhead Construction and designed by JDDK Architects. We provided M&E services for the project and were appointed by Kartar Consulting – which… Read more »

Church tower in the heart of Southwark transformed into £1.8m gothic seven-storey apartment

The derelict bell tower of a church dating back to the early 18th century has been transformed into a quirky, gothic, seven-storey, one-bedroomed apartment, worth £1.8m. St Thomas’ Church – located next to London’s iconic The Shard – also houses the oldest surviving Victorian operating theatre in England, now a museum, and Duddell’s Cantonese restaurant…. Read more »

#UKCW2018: Our reaction to UK Construction Week 2018

UK Construction Week (9-11 October) has been held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, for four years – bringing together 35,000 construction professionals from all over the world to discuss challenges, successes and the future of the industry in Britain. Jo Jones, associate director at our Birmingham office, takes over the blog this week… Read more »

BSD sponsor Freddie Tuilagi for 2018/2019 season

BSD are delighted to be sponsoring one of the Leicester Tigers, Fred Tuilagi, for the 2018/2019 season. BSD continues to be an intrinsic part of the city of Leicester and we can think of no better way to show our support for the city than to sponsor one of the senior squad members. If you… Read more »

STEM learning in the early years

Little Tikes has launched a new collection of toys: ‘STEM Jr’ which are aimed at getting children thinking about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Tom Smith, senior mechanical engineer at our Birmingham office, has taken over the blog this week to talk about this new toy range in line with our aim to combat… Read more »


KINGSMERE Community Centre, Bicester, has officially opened its doors, redefining traditional designs, and bringing the ‘community centre’ into the 21st century. The state-of-the-art facility – which was project managed by Buro Four, designed by Robothams and was provided with mechanical and electrical engineering (M&E) services by Building Services Design (BSD) – features office spaces, a… Read more »