April 2014: Beard Oxford secures various projects to the value of £1 million for Oxford University . Beard Guildford chosen for further project at Churchers College, internal refurbishment, re-roofing and associated extensions to form new entrance and fitness suite . Beard Swindon win numerous projects, overall value of £2 million for Aspire, Bradfield College and Moore Cottage Hospital .


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  Beard Logo  

26h August 2014

Strengthening our Supply Chain

45% of our supply chain orders are with the subcontractor who priced at tender stage. This figure is growing each month, and we're proud of it. We want to reward those suppliers that took the time to support our tender by working with them on the project...........................................read more

 
     
 
  West of England Business Awards  

16th July 2014

Family owned construction company voted West of England Business of the Year

Regional construction group Beard which operates across Swindon, Bath, Bristol and the West Country, has been named West of England Business of the Year 2014 at the prestigious West of England Business Awards held in Bristol last week (9 July)...........................................read more

 
     
 
  Artists impression of Durrington School extension  

16th July 2014

Beard awarded major high school expansion project in Worthing

West Sussex County Council has awarded Guildford-based regional construction company Beard a multi-million pound framework project to build two new extensions at the 1,443-pupil Durrington High School in Worthing, West Sussex............................................read more

 
     
 
   

19th June 2014

Innovative suspended walkway adds new dimension to great wonder of Roman Britain

The life-size, gilt bronze head of the goddess Sulis Minerva looks out from the brand new lightweight steel walkway suspended over the Temple Precinct at the Roman Baths of Aquae Sulis, one of the great wonders of Roman Britain in Bath..........................................read more

 
     
 
  Pangbourne College, Harding Communications Centre  

29th May 2014

Pangbourne College's Harding Communications Centre takes top RIBA prize for best building in the South

Pangbourne College’s new £2 million Harding Communications Centre near Reading has beaten 21 other nominations in the South of England to win this year’s Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA South Regional Award 2014 for design and construction excellence.........................................read more

 
     
 
  Swindon Buisness News Logo  

22nd May 2014

Beard feature in Swindon Business News

Regional construction group Beard, which has a major office in Swindon, has been awarded the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents’ (RoSPA) prestigious Gold award for occupational health and safety in recognition of its ‘excellent’ safety record. .........................................read the full article here

 
     
 
  Edward King Chapel  

17th April 2014

Two Civic Trust Awards for outstanding Beard built chapel

The new Bishop Edward King Chapel in Oxfordshire built by Oxford/Swindon/Guildford construction company Beard and designed by Niall McLaughlin Architects, has won a Civic Trust Award and the prestigious 2014 Civic Trust’s National Panel Special Award for outstanding architecture and built environment projects.........................................read more

 
     
 
  Crane in use at Royal Surrey County Hospital  

15th April 2014

Strong set of results for Beard

Regional construction group Beard which has offices in Guildford, Oxford, Swindon has announced a strong set of results for the year ended 31 December 2013........................................read more

 
     
 
  Investors in People logo  

19th March 2014

Beard makes the most of golden opportunity

Construction company Beard has retained its Investors in People Gold Award which recognises the firm’s management excellence and exceptional commitment to developing and empowering staff ...........................read more

 
     
 
  Museum of Natural History Glass Roof  

20th February 2014

Oxford University Museum of Natural History reopens to the Public

Major works to repair leaks in the glass roof and refresh the interiors of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History have been successfully concluded by regional construction company Beard and architects Purcell .......................................read more

 
     
 
  Dean Averies  

19th February 2014

Beard expands its Board of Directors with two key appointments

Regional construction company Beard, with offices in Oxford, Swindon and Guildford, has made two new appointments to its Board of Directors.......................................read more

 
     
 
  Turf Cutting Ceremony at Prior Park College  

12th February 2014

Bath rugby star marks start of works on new college sports centre

Legendary Bath Rugby star Lewis Moody was the guest of honour at a turf-cutting ceremony yesterday (10 February) to mark the start of works on a new state-of-the-art sports centre at Prior Park College in Bath. The former English Rugby Union player, who most recently played for Bath Rugby and was part of the 2003 World Cup winning side, has been a major supporter of the sports centre which is due for completion in February next year ....................................read more

 
     
 
  Artists impression of St Andrews Church  

23rd January 2014

Construction starts on £1.7m ‘Jubilee’ church extension in Oxford

A turf-cutting ceremony took place this month to mark the start of construction on a £1.7 million building extension Beard Oxford is carrying out for St Andrew’s Church, a family-oriented evangelical church in north Oxford...................................read more

 
     
 
  Natural History Museum re-opening poster  

17th January 2014

Oxford's Museum of Natural History reopens following £2m glass tile roof restoration

After a 14-month roof restoration project the Oxford University Museum of Natural History is set to reopen its doors to the public on Saturday 15 February at 7.00am..................................read more

 
     
 
  Artists Impression of 31 Chertsey Street  

2nd January 2014

£3.5 million office transformation planned for former Beaufort House in Guildford

Beard Guildford has been awarded a £3.5 million project to carry out a major office refurbishment and expansion of the former Beaufort House building at 31 Chertsey Street in central Guildford for South Yorkshire Pensions Authority.................................read more

 
     
 
  Beard Trainee working on roof  

12th December 2013

School attitudes to construction careers need to change

When most students are thinking about their future careers, the construction industry isn’t always their first choice. Despite it being the UK’s biggest industry – employing one in 10 people - few young people are choosing construction careers when they leave school................................read more

 
     
 
  Artists Impression of Goldsworth School  

26th November 2013

Construction underway on new £2.34m Goldsworth School expansion

Regional construction company Beard, which has a local office in Guildford, started construction on a £2.3 million project in August 2013 which will create new two-storey and single-storey extensions at Goldsworth County Primary School in Bridge Barn Lane, Woking...............................read more

 
     
 
  Phyllis Court Artists Impression  

18th October 2013

Beard wins £1.2m Phyllis Court Grandstand project in Henley

Regional contractor Beard, which has offices at Cumnor Hill, Oxford, has been awarded a £1.2 million contract to upgrade and refurbish the Grade II-listed Grandstand at Phyllis Court Club in Henley-on-Thames..............................read more

 
     
 
  National Building Project of the Year Awards  

11th October 2013

Beard wins National Building Project of the Year Award

Bishop Edward King Chapel in Cuddesdon, Oxfordshire, which has been built by local contractors Beard Swindon, has won the 2013 Building Project of the Year award at the British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA). The award was announced this week (Wednesday, 9 October), at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London and presented by radio and television host John Humphrys.............................read more

 
     
 
  Colin Chiles  

10th October 2013

Senior appointment at Beard Oxford

Regional construction company Beard, which operates across the South of England, has appointed Colin Chiles as Contracts Manager for Oxford............................read more

 
     
 
  Mark Beard  

24th September 2013

Rising prices may cause more casualties in the regional construction market

Regional contractor Beard which operates across the South of England, warns that rising labour and materials prices could see more construction businesses fail in the region over the next 18 months as the recovery begins...........................read more

 
     
 
  Crane in action at University of Surrey  

17th September 2013

High flying plant goes through University roof

This bit of plant equipment hovering over the University of Surrey’s AZ Building in Guildford, just didn’t quite fit through the front door. Guildford-based construction company Beard had to use a 210 tonne crane to gently lower the equipment in sections into the building which houses the university’s chemistry laboratories on the Stag Hill Campus. ...........................read more

 
     
 
  Kings of Wessex Academy  

10th September 2013

External refurbishment creates long-term savings for Academy

Beard Construction`s refurbishment of The Kings of Wessex Academy in Cheddar demonstrates how external cladding and window replacement can transform a dated 1960s building into a modern, dynamic and heat-efficient learning environment for students...........................read more

 
     
 
  ICU artists impression  

28th August 2013

Beard to build £2.2m intensive care extension at Royal Surrey County Hospital

Southern construction company Beard, which has local offices in Guildford, has been awarded a £2.2 million contract to build a new two-storey extension to the Royal Surrey County Hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU) in Egerton Road, Guildford..........................read more

 
     
 
  Harriett Monsell House  

15th August 2013

Beard completes new accommodation for the Sisters of Begbroke

Beard completes new accommodation for the Sisters of Begbroke as they join the community at Ripon Theological College at Cuddesdon.........................read more

 
     
 
  Artists impression of St Helen and St Katharine new science block  

7th August 2013

Beard’s appointment to build new £4.2m science block for St Helen & St Katharine school makes the headlines

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/south-east/95754-beard-chosen-42m-abingdon-science-centre

 
     
 
  Edward King Chapel External  

18th July 2013

Bishop Edward King Chapel has been shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize

The judges said "The Bishop Edward King Chapel demonstrated some of the best examples of craftsmanship seen for some time" Buiding Magazine.

 
     
 
  Edward King Chapel Interior  

18th July 2013

Beard built Edward King Chapel shortlisted for prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize

One of only 6 impressive buildings nationwide to have been considered to 'demonstrate excellence' and make it to the final shortlist. Judging is rigorous and focuses on the 'quality of design' as well as taking into consideration the execution. 'There will be times, for example, when a flaw in the conception or the execution may be thought serious enough for the jury to reject an entry.' The winner will be announced on 26 September at Central St Martins. Read more in today’s Guardian.........................read more

 
     
 
  Gordon Road Surgery Opening  

17th July 2013

Rt Hon Michael Gove, MP turns his attention to Health

as he opens a new GP extension and pharmacy at Upper Gordon Road Surgery, Camberley. Beard Guildford worked closely with the practice and architect Richard Heath to deliver state of the art premises for the new physiotherapy, pharmacy and consulting services.....................read more

 
     
 
  Church Building Magazine front cover  

16th July 2013

Beard Oxford’s Edward King Chapel features in Church Building Magazine

Building a daring contemporary place of worship, by Martin Wareham, Senior Project Manager.....................read more

 
     
 
  Crane at Kingwood School  

12th July 2013

Security today - Sustainability for Future generations – John Winter, Chief Executive Officer, Barclays Bank attends ceremony for the new teaching block at Kingswood School, Bath

John Winter, CEO, Corporate Banking, Barclays, was on hand for the Topping Out ceremony with representatives of the School, construction company Beard and architects Mitchell Taylor Workshop as the building of a new, sustainable teaching block, draws to a conclusion........................read more

 
     
 
  OUMNH Roof Tour  

14th June 2013

Private Roof Top Tour of Oxford University Museum of Natural History

On June 11th many of Oxford’s University College Bursars and Estate Management teams joined Beard and Purcell for a private tour of the repairs to the Museum’s roof, which has leaked since it was first constructed over 150 years ago.......................read more

 
     
 
  West of England Business Awards    
     
 
  Beard Oxford staff at the Blenheim Triathlon  

12th June 2013

Beard Oxford Blenheim Triathlon Team makes the news!

Congratulations to Beard Oxford’s team - Lee Flashman, Steve Colmer, Nigel Rowe, Luke Bennett, Craig Mitchell, Ed Nolan and Nick Kent who took part in their third Blenheim Palace Triathlon. It was a great performance and they raised over £400 for the Newbury and District Cancer Care Trust, in memory of our colleague Kevin Cripps who died last year at the age of 50.
Read more in the Oxford Mail -
http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/10475115.Bridge_problem_cant_spoil_palace_triathlon/

 
     
 
  Cranwell Head with bears  

3rd June 2013

Bats, Badgers and Bears… New home for Royal High Junior School on the way

Work to provide a new inspirational home for Bath’s Royal High Junior School, part of the Girls Day School Trust, is now fully underway.  Led by school specialists Beard Construction, the £3.6m project involves the repair and renovation of Cranwell House, a Grade II listed Victorian mansion dating back over 160 years, and the construction of an adjoining modern, environmentally friendly teaching block, combined with extensive landscaping.......................read more

 
     
 
  Eagle House, Golden Eagle Centre  

28th May 2013

Beard completes new Sports & Performing Arts Centre for Eagle House School

Eagle House School in Sandhurst, one of the oldest preparatory schools in the country, has moved in to its new £2.7 million sports and performing arts centre, following a successful 11 month construction project led by a team from Beard Swindon.......................read more

 
     
 
  Darren Lewis and Martin Nash with Rospa award  

24th May 2013

Silver Health & Safety Award endorses local construction firms commitment to staff and customers

Beard Construction has been awarded a much coveted Silver Award for its approach to occupational health and safety by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA). This non competitive prestigious award scheme dating back 57 years is recognised nationally and is open to businesses and organisations of all types and sizes......................read more

 
     
 
  Nick Bell with Youlbury Scouts  

24th May 2013

Scouts bury time capsule in new accommodation lodge at Youlbury

Scouts young and old have enjoyed outdoor activities and adventures at Youlbury Scout Activity Centre for one hundred years and to celebrate their centenary The Scout Association has commissioned Beard to build a accommodation lodge. The single storey building will sleep 36 and includes a fully fitted kitchen and large communal area to support a variety of event......................read more

 
     
 
  Museum Rafters  

22nd May 2013

Eat your art out Banksy!

Beard Oxford’s restoration of the vaulted glass roof of the Grade I listed University Museum of Natural History in Oxford is revealing a few surprises......................read more

 
     
 
  Ripon College Chapel  

30th April 2013

Beard makes National News – Read The Observer’s Review of Ripon College Chapel

There is a view of architecture that it is religion by other means. The standard histories used to be dominated by churches and temples, and ideas on the subject have been shaped by proselytisers such as John Ruskin and Le Corbusier, whose books sound like prophetic tracts. "Visionary" is used to describe architects of above average wilfulness, and "vision" is applied to over-optimistic regeneration projects, as if they were something out of the Book of Revelations......................read more

 
     
 
  Trafalgar School  

25th April 2013

New £2m school technology block completed ahead of schedule

Students are enjoying a new £2 million Technology Block at the Trafalgar School in Downton, near Salisbury, completed months earlier than originally planned. As a design and build contract our construction solution saved time and a number of value engineering options provided important project savings for the school.....................read more

 
     
 
  AR Article Front Page  

19th April 2013

Architectural Review feature the construction of the new chapel at Ripon College

“We have had Beard Construction on site for over a year and they have constructed an outstanding building. They have been extremely empathetic and accommodating of our “day to day” theological College activities. Furthermore, they have enhanced the good relationship we have with our neighbours through their considerate and safe approach to working in a small village.” Ripon College Principal, the Reverend Canon Professor Martyn Percy  .....................read more

 
     
 
  Advanced Manufacturing Workshop  

11th April 2013

Beard hosts Advanced Manufacturing Workshop

As part of the Company’s ongoing commitment to Swindon and the surrounding area, Mark Beard chaired a workshop on the 10th April 2013.....................read more

 
     
 
  Clive Bassett & Sarah Roberts with Wes Foderingham  

4th April 2013

Beard continues to sponsor Swindon Town Football Club

Continuing our commitment to Swindon Town FC Beard Swindon is now this year’s kit sponsor for Wes Foderingham, the club’s goal keeper.....................read more

 
     
 
  Construction Index Logo  

4th April 2013

Beard feature on the front page of Construction Index -
Turnover and profits rise at Beard

Beard, which has offices in Swindon, Oxford and Guildford, also reported an increase in pre-tax profits, up 11% to £1.2m. It increased its workforce by an average of 10% over the year and more than doubled its training provision, providing nearly 400 days of industry-based courses and personal development training.....................read more

 
     
 
  Natural History Museum Roof  

13th March 2013

Beard chosen for second phase of Natural History Museum glass roof restoration

Beard Oxford is delighted to have been awarded phase two of a major project to restore the vaulted glass roof of the Grade I listed University Museum of Natural History in Oxford.....................read more

 
     
 
  Swindon Office  

25th February 2013

Bishops dedicate new chapel at Ripon College, Cuddesdon

The bishops of Oxford, Gloucester and Dorchester dedicated and blessed the newly completed Edward King Chapel at Ripon College ,Cuddesdon at the very first service to be held in the Chapel before it becomes the centre of worshipping life for students, staff and Sisters at Ripon College....................read more

 
     
 
  Swindon Office  

19th February 2013

Ground breaking ceremony at new medical centre in Rose Street

A ground breaking ceremony took place on the start of Tudor House and Rectory Road  practices’ new state of the art medical centre in Rose Street. The new Wokingham Medical Centre will allow the practice to provide an expanded range of primary care services to the people of Wokingham...................read more

 
     
 
  Swindon Office  

29th January 2013

New car dealership completed in Swindon

A team led by Beard Project Manager Tim Pooley, has completed the construction of a substantial new car dealership for Fish Brothers, a leading force in the Swindon automotive sector, at Peatmoor Way in Swindon...................read more

 
     
 
  Swindon Office  

29th January 2013

Restoring the University Church of St Mary the Virgin

As the main contractor it’s been a real pleasure to work on the 13 month Heritage Lottery Funded project to conserve the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, at the centre of Oxford’s skyline. ...................read more

 
     
 
  Swindon Office  





17th January 2013

Guy Hannell featured in an article in Construction News

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  Swindon Office  

17th January 2013

With kind permission of Cotswold Life, Beard featured in Magazine.

Click the link to view the article ...................read more