Vacancy. Planner/ Senior Planner

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BBA Architects and Planners are looking for a Planner/Senior Planner to join us to help support our architectural team and expand the planning services of the practice.   BBA is a busy practice which deals with a wide variety of type and scale of projects, within the residential, conservation, commercial, education, care and leisure sectors.  As a planner working within a primarily architectural practice, you will have the opportunity to help influence and be involved in key design decisions of projects.

You would be responsible for the day-to-day running of planning projects under the guidance of a Director.  The ideal candidate will have good working knowledge of planning policies; the planning application & appeal process; be able to take responsibility of the planning aspects of our projects; and be comfortable liaising with clients, other consultants and the local planning authorities. 

Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV and contact details to 

BBA Architects Ltd are an equal opportunities employer.

Saltford C of E Primary School – Topping Out Ceremony

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Sally Hewins (Director) & Tony Chedzey (Associate) recently attended the Topping Out Ceremony, which took place on Friday morning (March 24) at the new £1.8 million classroom block at Saltford C of E Primary School.

Keynsham Voice, who were at the event, reported the following…£1.8m-new-building.html

Photo Credit – Keynsham Voice

Ensleigh Primary School – Topping Out Ceremony

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Topping Out took place on Friday morning (January 13) at the new 210 pupil place primary school, the first new build school in Bath for many years, adjacent to the former MOD Ensleigh site.

BBA Architects Ltd – Project Architects – are proud to be associated with this exciting project, the latest in their extensive portfolio of education projects in the South West of England.

Design Team from left to right:
Richard Hall – Principal Mechanical Engineer (Mott MacDonald)
Gavin Knowles – Structural Engineer/ Associate (Integral Engineering)
Sally Hewins – Director (BBA Architects)
John Tilley – Project Architect/ Associate Director (BBA Architects)
Chris Buckley – Project Director (Mott MacDonald)

Director Announcement

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As of 1st November, David Hambly and Derrick Wobey have stepped down as Directors at BBA. Both David and Derrick have made considerable contributions to the advancement of the business and will continue to provide valuable input to the company through a consultancy capacity, so their wealth of experience will not be lost!

Dan Washington, who joined the company in June 2016, has stepped in as a Director to join existing Directors Matt Bollen and Sally Hewins.

BBA was established in 1992 and part of the success and longevity of the business has been our ability to evolve whilst maintaining our core principles and multi-disciplinary service. We are able to continue this through the solid foundations of the company and the strong and talented team at BBA. Whilst David and Derrick will be missed, our clients can expect the same level of service that they have always received from BBA. This change to the management structure at BBA has been planned to ensure that the business and our clients can expect a seamless transition.

If you have any questions about any of the schemes we are currently working on with you, or any future projects, please feel free to give David, Derrick, Sally, Matt or Dan a call.






3586 Coleford

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A planning application has been submitted to Forest of Dean District Council for the redevelopment of the former Sonoco Factory and adjoining land.

The application is in outline and seeks approval of the principal of development and the detailed approval of the access and layout of the development.

The development proposed is for 12,000 ft of B1 commercial starter units and 65 homes and flats.

26 of the homes and flats will be affordable units.

The files, accessed from the link below, form the basis of the planing application.


Firepool Complete!

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Following 15 months on site, Water’s Edge, Firepool has now reached completion.

BBA have been working in conjunction with Bray & Slaughter and Acorn Bristol (part of the Acorn Developments Group) to construct this new residential development which comprises 45 apartments and 4 townhouses.

Final handover to the Client is expected within the next week, with the first residents expected to move in before the end of September.

(above is an interactive slider comparison of the planning 3D visual & a completed project photo)

First seeds sown at Lovedon Fields!

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Work has finally started at Lovedon Fields, Kingsworthy!

BBA have been working as delivery Architects for HAB Housing, to make John Pardy Architects’ imaginative designs a reality on this prestigous site in Hampshire.

The scheme comprises of 50 units, with bespoke options available. Further updates will follow in due course throughout the construction process.


left to right: HAB Commercial Director – Chris Roach; HAB Design Director – Isabel Allen; BBA Director – Sally Hewins; HAB Chairman – Kevin McCloud, HAB Project Manager – Martin Cooper

Firepool – Collaborative Balcony Design

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As part of the Firepool Regeneration project for Acorn Property Group, BBA Architects together with Taunton Fabrications and Bray & Slaughter have been working to manufacture bespoke balcony solutions for the Water’s Edge development in Taunton.

To eliminate the issue usually experienced with external balconies, the team have developed a new design with Bristol based Polydeck*, the UK’s leading non slip composite surfaces and structures company. The collaborative effort has eliminated the need for timber joists and timber decking from a typical structural balcony, instead replacing these traditional materials with a custom made timber effect non slip cassette – watch the video to see  how