31-July-2019: Mayor of the West Midlands visits Longbridge Park and Ride


Bourne Parking were pleased to welcome the Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street to the construction site of the new multi-storey car park at Longbridge railway station.

Bourne Parking is building the multi-storey for Transport for West Midlands (TfWM), part of the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

The Mayor was accompanied by the chair of the WMCA’s Transport Delivery Committee and member of Birmingham City Council, Councillor Kath Hartley, Mott MacDonald’s Craig Fitzgerald and Bourne Parking’s Managing Director Karl Butters.

Work started on the construction of the £7.6 million park and ride facility in May 2019 and once complete it will have capacity for 629 cars for commuters in south Birmingham.

The former surface-level car park accommodated just 102 cars and was often fully occupied by 7.30am each weekday.

It means that many more commuters will be able to leave their cars and travel into Birmingham city centre by train, easing congestion and pollution on the busy A38 Bristol Road route.

Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands, said: “Park and ride facilities are a key part of our plans to encourage people to use public transport for the main part of their commute.

“Longbridge car park was jam packed each morning so I am delighted we are able to offer 500 more spaces. This will help us ease congestion and cut pollution.”

The car park is due to open in spring 2020.

02-June 2019: Bourne take part in the Inflatable 5K


 

Twenty-six Bourne employees took part in the Inflatable 5k this weekend at Somerley House in Ringwood.

They prayed for good weather and they certainly got it! It turned out to be the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures reaching 26 degrees Celsius. Despite the sweltering temperature the team did great and two team members even managed to come first and second place in their run wave.

23-July-2018: Bourne trailer wins ‘Best Float’ at Wareham Carnival


  

Every year the Bourne Group lends one of their trailers to a local Scout Group, 1st Sandford Scouts for their float in Upton and Wareham Carnivals. This years theme was Scouting of the Seas and they did a fantastic job of turning our trailer into a pirate ship!

Bourne Steel Loader and Scout leader Andy Butler aka Captain Rambo sailed the Scouts safely though the streets of Upton and Wareham where other community groups and local volunteers gathered to join in the fun.

1st Sandford Scouts were extremely pleased to win ‘Best Community Group’ at Upton Carnival and ‘Best Float’ at Wareham Carnival.

18-Aug-2017: Blue Peter badge for Bourne Steel


After two years of filming the transformation of Kings Cross, footage of the Gasholders was finally aired on last night’s Blue Peter on BBC 1.

The Gasholders or ‘Gasholders London’ is a collection of canal side apartments built within a refurbished triplet of Grade II-L listed, 150-year-old cast iron gasholder frames. Bourne were responsible for the re-erection of these refurbished but very fragile gasholder frames around the three already constructed apartment blocks.

Footage of the bespoke pivot frame that Bourne used to lift each column into place made the final cut along with some great shots of the huge, 60mm diameter holding down bolts being tightened.

Behind the scenes, our site manager even received a Blue Peter badge!

Click here to see the clip – Blue Peter Green Badge Special 17/08/17