The aim of the Rainbow Laces campaign was to generate awareness and promote diversity and inclusion for the LGBT community within the UK construction sector. We joined the Rainbow Laces initiative to demonstrate to our clients and the wider community that we are serious about tackling homophobia and transphobia in the construction sector. We are great believers in challenging conventions and believe discrimination should have no place in the construction industry.
Anthony Brown, Sales and Marketing Director, BW: Workplace Experts
“In an industry often feted for its machismo and lack of political correctness, we felt that it was important to show our support for an initiative that actively denounces any form of prejudice or discrimination towards the LGBT community.”
Paul Etherington, Senior Project Manager, BW: Workplace Experts
“No one should feel or see discrimination for being themselves in the workplace or the world today, and as such we are happy and proud to support the #RainbowLaces campaign by joining and supporting JJL and Stonewall.”
Julian Eley, Construction Manager, BW: Workplace Experts
“We are strong believers of social equality and will do whatever we can to support such a noble cause.”
More photos can be found on our Twitter page: @wearebwlondon #RainbowLaces
UK commercial developers and fund managers are responding with refurbishment activity growing for the 45th consecutive month. With commercial new construction becoming increasingly expensive, refurbishment offers a quick fix for low vacancy rates in both prime and secondary areas.
BW are at the forefront of the commercial office refurbishment sector, securing new work for organisations like M&G Investments, Aviva plc., LaSalle Investment Management, Hermes Investment Management and TH Real Estate. In the last few months we’ve secured over £8M of new orders. Typical projects comprise the refurbishment of common areas and lifts, refitting vacant floors and more extensive cut and carve projects within the existing fabric of an office building.
Experience tells us that you need to work with the right company to deliver these projects on programme and within fixed budgets. Frequently access is constrained and extra precautions are needed to deal with sensitive situations. Neighbours need to be kept well informed so noisy work or deliveries don’t constrain their businesses. All this is within a day’s work for our workplace experts, just as happy getting a building ready for occupation, as fitting it out for new occupiers.
Your eyes aren’t deceiving you; we have been fortunate to have worked on a number of sizeable office Fit Outs this year and had a lot of fun completing a £26M Fit Out in 31 weeks.
We are delighted to announce that this influx of work has enabled us to launch a brand new Major Projects division at BW. This talented trio is made of three individuals who have many years’ worth of experience in this area:
- Richard Arzooyan
- Paul Mason
- Ian Morrow
This newly formed team will oversee all our largest projects and will enable BW to expand and showcase our skills in this market. The BW experts haven’t forgotten that good things are also built with smaller budgets, which is why we are continuing to apply our precision to all our projects.