BHP International
 
  • BHP Bulgaria
  • BHP UK
Jeremy Howel Alasdair Barnard
About us

About us

We provide Cost Management, Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Project Monitoring, Lender’s Supervision and Construction consultancy Services to many clients throughout the Central and East European regions on projects ranging in size from US $10,000 to US $100 million.

BHP International, the Barnard Howell Partnership, is owned and managed by Alasdair Barnard and Jeremy Howell. The partners have over 50 years of experience collectively working on five continents and in some sixty countries.


Our client organisations include: political finance bodies, International Hotel chains, Hotel operators, multi-national corporations, private equity funds, private education companies, commercial development organisations and international banks and finance agencies. 


One of our specialisms is hotel development. We have overseen the construction and development of multiple hotels with brands such as Hyatt Regency, Park Hyatt, Ritz Carlton, Marriott, Hilton, Conrad, Hilton Garden Inn, Rognor, Intercontinental, Radisson and Reval. We also have extensive experience working on behalf of funding bodies such as OPIC, EBRD, IFC, Societe Generale Group, Erste Bank and Raiffeisen Bank on projects around the world.


Within the Balkans and the Eastern European region we have also worked in multiple project roles on large retail development sites, offices, factory production facilities and logistics projects, as well as project work on pharmaceutical production plants and educational establishments, including higher education, establishments. 


We have built our reputations on delivering services, which comprehensively satisfy and consistently exceed our Clients' expectations. We bring tried and tested procedures to appointments but also combine this with new and innovative solutions where appropriate. We aim to be flexible to the changing requirements of a project and above all, we strive to continually improve our service and outperform the expectations of our Clients.


It is the appreciation of cost and value, together with safeguarding the design intent, which has enabled BHP International to work so effectively in the past with architects and other design team members.


We are currently operating from our principle office in Bulgaria and from our representative office in the UK.

Our approach to each project is underlined by a number of key philosophies and expectations, first of which is that we select personnel who will take full ownership of a project and become the client's lead adviser, acting as the single point of contact with the design team and contractor.


We establish clear project goals at the commencement of a project based on the following:

Co-operative team working - Our role is to 'encourage the creation of value' by establishing a creative team environment and ensuring each member knows his or her responsibilities.

On time stages and completion - It is essential that designers work in recognisable stages, which culminate in a team report and client approval - short term targets are identified and achieved.

Economic construction costs - Achieving best value in relation to construction costs entails controlling the design, so that it can be cost effectively built, as well as controlling the procurement to ensure that the most suitable contractors are used.

Quality achievements - Quality standards are one of the first issues to agree with the client - these are benchmarked and costed.

Economic occupation costs - Decisions made on material selection and construction techniques affect the long term costs of running the facility - life-cycle costing and value management techniques are applied to ensure informed decisions are made.

Comprehensive end user satisfaction - The users are involved from Day One - this is fundamental to ensuring that a facility is created in such a way that it will operate to the satisfaction of the intended end user.

We believe that a number of key principles and attributes can be brought together at bhp International to achieve a successful outcome and in order to enhance the development of a project. These are:

  • Effective management, which is paramount to the provision of good cost planning and management services.
  • A successful track record of delivering large scale complex projects.
  • Extensive in depth knowledge of local planning and construction procedures.
  • Ability to advise Clients on procurement routes and selection for both consultants and contractors.
  • A much broader appreciation of "cost and value" than might historically have been required to aid the developers, "balancing" expenditure to generated land value from the site.
  • The ability to conceptualise schemes from limited information.
  • The experience to actively participate in development appraisals in order to help re-focus the team's efforts where needed.
  • We understand and integrate all the sustainability and CSR requirements of both funders and developers into our projects.
  • We know that our input in assisting with the identification of the optimum solution for a scheme may be fundamental to securing the investment and to the eventual progression of the development.

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BHP UK

We have been operating in UK since 2013, opening our rep office near St Albans in early 2014. We predominantly handle all of our Funded Supervision works, including Technical Due-diligence and on-going site monitoring works, the Lender’s Supervision or Independent Engineer role, on behalf of various funding bodies, from our UK operation. These include Political Banks such as OPIC, IFC and EBRD as well as other commercial Banks and Funds.

We are currently working on a diverse range of projects throughout Sub Saharan Africa, South America and Central Asia, including new build Hotels, Hospitals, Universities, Restaurants and Office buildings together with a large Auto facility. Our current project work includes projects in Ecuador, Ghana, Kenya, Israel, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and Myanmar.


BHP International (UK) Ltd is a UK registered company and an RICS Registered practice.

Although we currently have only two full time professional staff, together with administrative support, in the UK we are also utilising members of our Team in Bulgaria on these projects.

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News
    Джерами Хауел на посещение по проект Университет в Гана
    Jeremy Howell on site visit at the University of Ghana
    08-11-2017

    BHP Partner Jeremy Howell on site at the University of Ghana. A development on behalf of "Africa Inergras" for the University of Ghana,... Read more

    Посещение по проект Университет в Хорог, Таджикистан
    Site visit regarding University Project in Khorog, Tajikistan
    25-10-2017

    BHP Partner Jeremy Howell on site at the University of Central Asia, a development on behalf of His Highness the Aga Khan, in Khorog,... Read more

    Англо–Американско Училище - Церемония Първа копка на новата фаза IV
    Anglo-American School - Groungbreaking Ceremony of New Phase IV
    10-10-2017

    The Groungbreaking Ceremony of the new Phase IV of Anglo – American Shool in Sofia (AAS) took place on 10th October 2017. BHP... Read more

    Посещение по проект Студентски общежития в Руарака
    Visit to the Ruaraka Student Housing Project
    05-10-2017

    BHP Partner, Jeremy Howell, fourth from the right, on a site visit to the Ruaraka Student Housing Project in Nairobi, Kenya. BHP... Read more

Services

Development Management

As Development Managers, we manage projects from inception through to completion, creating a property asset along the way. We will manage both the in-house team and all third party consultants, including the negotiation of all necessary project consents. We work creatively with designers, agents and funders in order to achieve the returns that have been illustrated in the financial model.


We typically assist the client with managing the following aspects of a typical project as part of our Development Management services:

  • Establishing the Project Objectives
  • Stakeholder relations
  • Project coordination
  • Procurement consents
  • Leasing management
  • Marketing management
  • Property management
  • Reporting
  • Maintenance records
  • Insurance
  • Accounts
  • Registration of plans
  • Administrations & Secretarial Services

Project Management

Our Project Management teams provide a complete Project Management service through design, construction, project close-out and into the operational phase.


In addition to our standard services, our Project Management teams can also provide development monitoring, development management as well as technical and environmental due diligence.


Our Project Management teams come from a broad construction background, which includes Architecture, Structural Engineering, Quantity and Building Surveying.

We typically provide a combination of the following disciplines as part of our Project Management services:

  • Employer’s representative
  • Contract administration
  • Risk management
  • Programme management

Cost Management

Our Cost Management teams provide construction cost estimating, cost planning and cost management from inception through design and construction to financial close-out.


We do not subcontract our Cost Estimating or Cost Management services. We have an extensive in-house database of historical construction and related costs, which allows us to provide accurate budgeting and estimating as part of our overall service for all development sectors (i.e. office, residential, industrial, hotel, education, healthcare, sports and leisure etc).


Our Cost Management teams are made up of individuals with the construction background in Quantity Surveying and most are Members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (i.e. MRICS).


We typically provide a combination of the following disciplines as part of our Cost Management services:

  • Quantity surveying
  • Cost planning
  • Procurement advice
  • Contract advice
  • Claims advice
  • Reinstatement valuation

Lender’s Supervision / Project Monitoring / Independent Engineer

Our LS/PM/IE teams have a wealth of experience gained over twenty years of work on four continents in industries such as Hospitality, Office Development, Education and Retail.


We typically provide a combination of the following disciplines as part of our Lender's Supervisor services:

  • Initial "0" or due diligence report on the Project's technical viability
  • Review of all project elements, including procurement, programming, scheduling, structure and organisation as well as the financial and legals
  • Quarterly, or monthly on larger projects, monitoring visits
  • Detailed visit reports on technical progress
  • Detailed visit reports on the financial management of the project
  • Certification for disbursement requests
  • Certification on completion of project milestones
  • Checking of snagging and punch-out lists and their rectification
  • Certification of project completion
  • Post completion monitoring of operational use and completion of outstanding works

Property acquisition and disposal

As an adjunct to our Cost Management and LS services we are also able to provide client assistance on both acquisition and disposal of property assets. Due to our Quantity and Building Surveying backgrounds we have extensive knowledge and experience in this area, both acting as the managers of internal client assets and whilst acting on behalf of external clients.


We typically provide a combination of the following disciplines as part of our Property Acquisition and Disposal services:

  • Technical due diligence
  • Schedules of condition
  • Schedules of dilapidations
  • Property reviews
  • BOMA Measurements

Sustainability advice

We generally assist in achieving the project sustainability aspirations and have recently been involved in several LEED and BREEAM certified projects.


We typically provide a combination of the following disciplines as part of our Sustainability advice services:

  • BREEAM
  • LEED
  • General sustainability advice

Property Management

We typically provide a holistic management approach to our Property Management Services which, when combined with our Project and Cost Management expertise, allows us to provide a "One Stop Shop".

We typically provide management of the following Property, Facilities and Asset Management duties/services:

  • Acquisition and disposal
  • Site selection
  • Relocation
  • Setting sustainability targets
  • Appointing and managing leasing agents
  • Appointing and managing architects, project and cost managers
  • Managing property and portfolio budgets
  • Lease revenue collection
  • Property financial management
  • Maintenance management
  • Management of service providers
  • Health and safety compliance for the building assets
  • Site selection
  • Relocation
  • Setting sustainability targets
  • Appointing and managing leasing agents
  • Appointing and managing architects, project and cost managers
  • Managing property and portfolio budgets
  • Lease revenue collection
  • Property financial management
  • Maintenance management
  • Management of service providers
  • Health and safety compliance for the building assets
Projects

Hotels & Hospitality

Hilton Hotel Moscow, Russia Ritz Carlton Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey Conrad Hotel Istanbul, Turkey Radisson Blu Batumi, Georgia Hilton Imperial Hotel Dubrovnik, Croatia Hilton, Sofia Athenee Palace Hilton, Bucharest, Romania Hyatt Hotel, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan Hyatt Hotel, Sao Paulo, Brazil Hilton Hotel, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea Marriott Hotel, Yerevan, Armenia Mayak Hotel, Baku, Azerbaijan Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Resort Hotel Hyatt Hotel, Baku, Azerbaijan Rognor Hotel, Tirana, Albania Hiton, Paris Parc Monceau, France Hilton Frankfurt Airport, Germany Hilton Helsinki Airport, Finland Hilton Diagonal, Barcelona, Spain Hilton Warsaw, Poland Conrad Qunta do Lago, Portugal Waldorf Astoria, Jerusalem, Israel Hilton Sandton, South Africa HGI Rome Airport Doubletree by Hilton Novosibirsk, Russia Betsy's Hotel Tbilisi, Georgia

Hilton Hotel Moscow, Russia

Ritz Carlton Hotel, Istanbul, Turkey

Conrad Hotel Istanbul, Turkey

Radisson Blu Batumi, Georgia

Hilton Imperial Hotel Dubrovnik, Croatia

Hilton, Sofia

Athenee Palace Hilton, Bucharest, Romania

Hyatt Hotel, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Hyatt Hotel, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Hilton Hotel, Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

Marriott Hotel, Yerevan, Armenia

Mayak Hotel, Baku, Azerbaijan

Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas Resort Hotel

Hyatt Hotel, Baku, Azerbaijan

Rognor Hotel, Tirana, Albania

Hiton, Paris Parc Monceau, France

Hilton Frankfurt Airport, Germany

Hilton Helsinki Airport, Finland

Hilton Diagonal, Barcelona, Spain

Hilton Warsaw, Poland

Conrad Qunta do Lago, Portugal

Waldorf Astoria, Jerusalem, Israel

Hilton Sandton, South Africa

HGI Rome Airport

Doubletree by Hilton Novosibirsk, Russia

Betsy's Hotel Tbilisi, Georgia

Retail

Bulgaria Mall Sofia, Bulgaria Galleria Bourgas, Bulgaria Galleria Varna, Bulgaria Galleria Stara Zagora, Bulgaria Mtatsminda Tbilisi, Georgia Tzum Mall Sofia, Bulgaria Decathlon, Sofia & Plovdiv Plovdiv Retail Park, Bulgaria Joker Mall, Split, Croatia Mall of Sofia, Bulgaria

Bulgaria Mall Sofia, Bulgaria

Galleria Stara Zagora, Bulgaria

Galleria Bourgas, Bulgaria

Galleria Varna, Bulgaria

Mtatsminda Tbilisi, Georgia

Tzum Mall Sofia, Bulgaria

Decathlon, Sofia & Plovdiv

Plovdiv Retail Park, Bulgaria

Joker Mall, Split, Croatia

Mall of Sofia, Bulgaria

Offices

Sofia Airport Centre Class A office building Raiffeisen Bank Data Centre Sofia, Bulgaria 25 Nevsky Prospect, Offices and Retail, St Petersburg, Russia Samal Towers Office Building, Almaty, Kazakhstan Dolphin Office Building, Ankara, Turkey British Council Istanbul, Turkey Funicular Restaurant Tbilisi, Georgia Hilton Garden Inn Tbilisi, Georgia

Sofia Airport Centre Class A office building

Raiffeisen Bank Data Centre Sofia, Bulgaria

25 Nevsky Prospect, Offices and Retail, St Petersburg, Russia

Samal Towers Office Building, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Dolphin Office Building, Ankara, Turkey

British Council Istanbul, Turkey

Funicular Restaurant Tbilisi, Georgia

Hilton Garden Inn Tbilisi, Georgia

Industrial & Logistics

Sofia Airport Centre Logistics and Class B offices Crown Cork and Seal Factory, Izmir, Turkey

Sofia Airport Centre Logistics and Class B offices

Crown Cork and Seal Factory, Izmir, Turkey

Education

University of Central Asia, Khorog Campus, Phase 1 University of Ghana, College of Education University of Ghana, College of Humanities University of Ghana, College of Basic and Applied Sciences University of Ghana, College of Health Sciences University of Ghana, Student Accommodation site Anglo American School Phase I Sofia, Bulgaria University of Georgia Anglo American School Phase III Sofia, Bulgaria Georgian American University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Anglo American School Phase I Sofia, Bulgaria

University of Georgia

Anglo American School Phase III Sofia, Bulgaria

Georgian American University, Tbilisi, Georgia

University of Ghana, Student Accommodation site

University of Ghana, College of Health Sciences

University of Ghana, College of Basic and Applied Sciences

University of Ghana, College of Humanities

University of Ghana, College of Education

University of Central Asia, Khorog Campus, Phase 1

Sustainability

Environmental Statement

BHP International has made a strong commitment to environmental best practice and the prevention of pollution in office management and general operations associated with our professional activities. Through a process of continual improvement, BHP International aims to be a leader in environmental practices, providing a role model for others to follow.

Through a philosophy of Reduce - Reuse - Recycle the company will:

  • Incorporate environmental management considerations into its core business plans and management practices, including the design, construction, fit-out and ongoing operation of facilities; 
  •  As a minimum, comply with applicable legal requirements, relevant Government policies and their environmental management plans;
  • Actively promote and encourage the adoption of ecologically sustainable work practices and operations within the development and where possible the general community; 
  •  Identify and manage its environmental footprint, and the associated risks and opportunities;
  • Seek to minimise its waste-to-landfill, greenhouse gas emissions, consumption of power, water and natural resources, whilst maximising our positive environmental benefits by employing environmental considerations in purchasing decisions and continue to identify new areas for improved performance; 
  • Work closely with its employees, clients, suppliers and stakeholders to continually refine its work practices and operations; 
  • Regularly monitor and report on its environmental performance;
Contact us

BHP International

Floor 6

71-73 Totleben Blvd.

1606 Sofia

 

Telephone: +359 (0) 2 950 06 50

Facsimile: +359 (0) 2 950 06 51

Email:  office@bhp-int.com

BHP International (UK) Ltd

Representative Office

27 The Broadway

Wheathampstead, AL4 8LW

United Kingdom

 

Telephone: + 44 797 3632451

Email: jeremy.howell@bhp-int.com