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Charter Place, Uxbridge

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The University of Newcastle, Urban Sciences Building

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Hotel Indigo, Manchester

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MediaCityUK, Salford

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Derbyshire Constabulary and Fire and Rescue HQ

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St. Andrew Square, Edinburgh

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Derby Arena

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The Porter Building, Slough

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Waterside Campus, The University of Northampton

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Conwy County Council Offices, Colwyn Bay

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Center Parcs, Woburn Forest

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Unite student accommodation, Sheffield

We build.

Bowmer + Kirkland is one of the largest and most successful privately owned construction and development groups in the UK.

What we build.

Accommodation Commercial Distribution Education Health Industrial St George's Park Leisure Mixed-Use Retail

Waterside Campus, The University of Northampton

The University of Northampton’s Waterside Campus is our largest project to date. Several new buildings within extensive grounds alongside the River Nene offer exemplary learning and working environments that will act as a beacon of regeneration for the whole community.

CAF Rail Manufacturing Facility, Newport

We completed a new rail manufacturing plant on behalf of CAF, the Spanish rolling stock manufacturer, at this former industrial site in South Wales. The plant combines manufacturing, warehousing, and testing areas and is fully integrated into the existing railway lines.

Chimpanzee Enclosure, Twycross Zoo, Atherstone

The construction of a chimpanzee enclosure at Twycross Zoo was one of our more unusual projects. The design was dictated by specific needs, particularly with regards to security.

We are a family company.

Founded as a partnership in 1923 by Alfred Bowmer, a joiner and Robert William Kirkland, a bricklayer, we now have 25 companies in the group but are still very much a family business.

The Bowmer connection with the company ended in 1968 and our Main Board now includes the fourth generation of the Kirkland family.

B + K Founded
1923
B + K Founded

Company founded by Robert William Kirkland (first generation), a bricklayer and Alfred Bowmer, a joiner.

Jack Kirkland was appointed Managing Director
1955
Jack Kirkland was appointed Managing Director

Jack Kirkland (second generation) who joined the company aged 15 as an apprentice joiner, was appointed Managing Director.

John N Kirkland (son of Jack and third generation) joined the company
1967
John N Kirkland (son of Jack and third generation) joined the company

The Kirkland family become sole owners of the company
1968
The Kirkland family become sole owners of the company

Robert M Kirkland (son of Jack and third generation) joined the company
1975
Robert M Kirkland (son of Jack and third generation) joined the company

Our Homeland Security and Public Safety Division - Soncell International Ltd - formed
2006
Our Homeland Security and Public Safety Division - Soncell International Ltd - formed

Soncell International was formed to add diversity to the group and has companies in the USA and Middle East.

Jack Kirkland (son of John and fourth generation) joined the company
2009
Jack Kirkland (son of John and fourth generation) joined the company

Michael Kirkland (son of Robert and fourth generation) joined the company
2009
Michael Kirkland (son of Robert and fourth generation) joined the company

Chris Kirkland (son of Robert and fourth generation) joined the company
2015
Chris Kirkland (son of Robert and fourth generation) joined the company

We completed our largest ever project - The Waterside Campus for the University of Northampton
2018
We completed our largest ever project - The Waterside Campus for the University of Northampton

Our strong financial base is reassuring for clients in the current volatile climate.
When you employ Bowmer + Kirkland, you can trust us. We are here for the long term.

2017 Turnover
£928 million Group turnover in 2017
2017 Cash Balance
£316 million Group year-end cash balance
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We’re very proud of how we go about our business.

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How we act.

Outstanding buildings are delivered by outstanding people

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We believe in the power of community

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Clean air, unpolluted waterways and an abundance of biodiversity - a healthy environment for all.

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Our latest news.

Completed Hotel Indigo stands at the gateway to Manchester’s Northern Quarter

Hotel Indigo Manchester – Victoria Station is preparing to open its doors following the practical completion of the project and…

Construction to start on Suthers School, Newark in early 2019

We have been appointed as main contractor for the construction of a new £15m Suthers School in Newark. The Nova…

Significant Nottingham Development Will Be Regional Home To HMRC

We will be starting on site early in 2019 on the HMRC’s new East Midlands’ base.

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