Junior Architectural Technician Vacancy

Junior Architectural Technician Vacancy

bi Design are pleased to annouce there is an opportunity to join the team as a Junior Architectural Technician.

The applicant will work alongside team members to deliver projects from existing surveys to starting on site. This will include surveying, existing drawings, design work, planning drawings and building control drawings.

Qualifications –
Graduate – Degree level / Expectant degree in relevant subject.
School Leaver – High grades and interest in Design based subjects.

It is desirable but not essential that the applicant has experience in using some or all of the following software:


Training is provided on the job with opportunities for further learning and professional career progression.

Contract Type – Permanant
Start date – Immediate
Contract hours – Full time – 37.5 / week
Salary – Negotiable
Job Location – Repton, Derbyshire

Please return a cover letter and CV by email to Jayne Faulkner by 03/06/2019

If you have an questions regarding the position please contact the office on 01283 704 082

East Midlands Building Excellence Awards 2019

East Midlands Building Excellence Awards 2019

bi Design are pleased to announce our shortlisting as a finalist for the East Midlands LABC Building Excellence Awards 2019.
The Piazza development at Mercia Marina will be judged in the Best Large Commercial project category.
The shortlisting comes on the back of The Boardwalk development at Mercia Marina which was the East Midlands and National winner for Best Small Commercial project in 2015.
Further details of both projects can be found here – Piazza developmentBoardwalk Development.
The awards take place on Friday 17th May.

New Farm House Approval in Open Countryside

New Farm House Approval in Open Countryside

bi Design are pleased to report the successful approval of a large new farm house in open countryside on Maker Lane, Hoar Cross within East Staffordshire Borough Council.

The application looked to gain approval for a large Georgian style farm house. Details of the application can be found at P/2018/01540

The existing farm had no previous residential accommodation and was approved as the main living accommodation for the farm.

The approved house has a gross internal floor area of 360m2 and includes the farms welfare facilities and site office.

bi Design worked alongside planning consultant AM Planning Consultants Limited to ensure the successful outcome.

If you would like to discuss a similar project please contact us.

Open Countryside Plot
Front Elevation

Large House Extension Approval

Large House Extension Approval

bi Design are please to report the successful approval of a large house remodelling scheme on Barr Lane, Barton Under Needwood within East Staffordshire Borough Council.

The application looked to take a modest bungalow and detached garage in the open countryside and transform it into a large two storey house with triple garage. Details of the application can be found at P/2018/01609

The existing bungalow and garage had a gross internal area of 115m2. The approved design has increased the overall gross internal area to 323.5m2 a percentage increase of 181%.

A key aspect of the approval was raising the roof on the bungalow to achieve full first floor accommodation. The eaves and ridge heights were both raised by 2.2m.

The outcome has dramatically altered the appeal, value and development potential of the site.
If you would like to discuss a similar project please contact us.

Existing Bungalow
Proposed Entrance Elevation

Peak District Challenge 2019

bi Design associate director Luke is taking on a new challenge for 2019. After completing his first marathon in November 2018 Luke said it would be his first and last. True to his word Luke is now taking on a continuous 100km / 62 mile Ultra Marathon to raise money for Pancreatic Cancer UK in memory of his mum. The Peak District Challenge is on 13th July 2019 details of the event can be found here. If you would like to support Luke you can go to his fund raising page here. Luke would like to thank everyone for their amazing support to date breaking the initial funding target within 7 days.

bi Design launch new website

bi Design is pleased to announce the launch of their new website showcasing the wide range of architectural services they provide and a host of case studies and images from a selection of the 1,300 projects they have been involved in.

The website has been developed by Inlife

The website has been designed to be easy to use and has a friendly style, reflecting the way that bi Design operates.

The Long Walk Home 2017

The walk was a great success and the hardest thing Luke has ever experienced. The Orange Hoody Crew met the target of raising £10,000 and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who sponsored and supported the walk.

On Sunday 30th April 2017 Luke, his brother Adam and a team of 21 others from the “Orange Hoody Crew” are aiming to complete a gruelling 40 mile walk from Stoke on Trent to Sutton Coldfield.

Although he usually runs 10 to 20 miles a week Luke doesn’t remember the last time he walked further than 3 miles and is looking forward to really challenging himself. The 15 hour trek is going to push the whole team to great lengths and is sure to create a number of painful blisters!

The walk has been organised by Mark Tonks to help raise money for two fantastic charities The Buddy Bag Foundation and Footsteps Counselling.

If you would like to find out more about The Long Walk Home and the two charities Luke will be supporting or if you wish to sponsor Luke for taking part in this event please follow the below link.

The Long Walk Home Fund Raising Page

Thank you for your support.

Commercial Development at Mercia Marina

bi Design is delighted to announce the successful approval of the proposed Piazza building at Mercia Marina. Following the success of the award winning boardwalk building Madecorn Leisure instructed bi Design to rework the previous approved Piazza scheme to increase the floor area and the functionality of the Tower.

Working closely with the clients the approved Design utilises a steeper roof pitch which will be used to create additional office space. The design maintains many similar elements to the Boardwalk building with feature angled glazed gable ends, stonework, Timber cladding and the new four storey tower with angled cross roof.

Early discussions are underway for the building to be open in early 2018.

bi Design launches new West Midlands Office

Founded in 1998 bi Design has grown to become one of the most highly regarded architectural design practices in the East Midlands and winners of several high profile awards including the prestigious national LABC Award for Best Small Commercial Building.

bi Design is now expanding into the West Midlands by opening a new architectural practice in Sutton Coldfield town centre. The West Midlands office will be managed by Associate Director, Luke Gittens who has been an intrinsic member of the bi Design team for many years and is a fully chartered member of the Institute of Chartered Architectural Technologists.

bi Design works on both residential and commercial projects with their own in-house team of specialists including building designers, architectural technologists and architects.

They will now be offering their unique Property Transformation Service for residential projects and their Building Growth Service for commercial building projects to people and businesses in and around the Sutton Coldfield, Lichfield and the wider West Midlands area. These services have been created to save clients time and money by looking at the goals of the client from a holistic perspective. This includes the time period that the client may be in the property and designing architectural solutions that will meet the changing needs of the client.

Luke Gittens, Associate Director at bi Design said “We are very excited about bringing our creativity, knowledge and experience to new clients as we open our new West Midlands office in Sutton Coldfield. We are very professional but we are a down-to-earth and approachable team of people. Our new website perfectly demonstrates the breadth and depth of our architectural capabilities but also our friendly style. This is just one example of our commitment to being easy and straightforward to deal with. We love what we do and our clients love the results we achieve for them and I am looking forward to working with our new clients in the West Midlands.