BBS Environmental (BBSE) is now Stroma Built Environment

Our environmental and sustainability division has now become Stroma Built Environment. Visit our new website at

Based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, BBS Environmental (BBSE) was a leading provider of environmental sustainability and compliance assessments for the construction industry.

In 2015, BBSE, along with our building control division BBS Building Control, became part of the Stroma Group. Since this time, the building control side of the business has joined two independent CICAIR Approved Inspectors (Greendoor Building Control and Approved Design Consultancy) to form Stroma Building Control; the largest independent Approved Inspector in the UK.

In Spring 2019, Stroma Built Environment was formed from BBSE, Stroma Tech and HRS Services. After a detailed integration program, the three organisations combined to create a single provider of environmental consultancy services throughout the RIBA Plan of Work. Together, Stroma Built Environment has one of the UK’s largest teams of environmental and energy consultants, offering a full-suite of consultancy and assessment services.

History of BBSE

Founded in 2001, BBSE was a market-leader of environmental assessment services in the South East of England. The company offered a range of services from early design stages, right through to construction and handover, covering residential and commercial developments.

Supported by a team of accredited energy assessors and consultants, BBSE’s services included SAP, SBEM & DSM calculations, BREEAM and ESOS assessments, thermal modelling and imaging, plus much more.

The in-depth knowledge and technical expertise of BBSE and its staff helped designers, developers, contractors and clients achieve sustainable and energy efficient developments across a variety of sectors.

Previously Director of Environmental Services at BBS Environmental, Andy Mitchell became Director of Energy Services at Stroma Built Environment, ensuring the department benefitted from the same level of strong leadership. Many of the staff remain at the Tunbridge Wells office, meaning clients can expect the same level of service, dealing with their usual representative.

Maintaining strong client relationships

A large number of BBSE’s enquiries and work came from repeat business. For years, the staff at BBSE built strong relationships with their clients, ensuring they received the highest level of service possible. Here are a few examples from some of our repeat customers throughout the years:

“We have used BBS Environmental on several projects over the last two years and have always found their team to be responsive and professional, offering constructive advice through design development and willing to take a pro-active role in the team. Fees are highly competitive, queries are always swiftly addressed, and we anticipate continuing to use the widening range of BBSE services throughout future projects.”
London Green Developments

“We would recommend BBSE without hesitation. We have continually found them to be professional, proactive and helpful. Their commitment to providing an outstanding level of service has been exceptional throughout the years we have been working with them.”
Technical Manager, Ward Homes and Barratt Kent

“The work was all managed, from initiation to completion. I would like to pass on my personal thanks and appreciation for all your work and efforts throughout the project’s duration. The team was always available to help and offered many pieces of advice that proved invaluable throughout the planning and building process. I would unreservedly recommend BBSE as a company and will be using you in the future for any additional projects that we undertake. Thank you for a very successful and professional job.”

"I just want to say a big thank you for your work with us in recent years. Reliable, pragmatic and contractor friendly. We look forward to working with you more in the future."
Leadbitter Group

The future of Stroma Built Environment

BBS Environmental is still a strong part of Stroma Built Environment – not much has changed apart from a rebrand and change of name. Based at the same office in Tunbridge Wells, you can still expect the same level of service, dealing with the same dedicated consultant for your project(s). You can request a quote from our Built Environment team by completing our online form.

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