Birmingham Crown Court

waheed butt - rogue builderBarnsley Bate have again assisted in the successful prosecution of a rogue builder.

At Birmingham Crown Court on Monday, May 16, the cowboy builder was jailed for six years.

Barnsley Bate have assisted with Expert witness statements and also found structures to be unsafe.

Waheed Butt stated shortly after his release from prison in 2018 he started building company WB Infrastructure.

A cowboy builder destroyed homes across a major UK city and conned more than £150k out of victims on shoddy works – by employing crooks.

There were 13 complainants, mainly customers who had been ripped off as well as a handful of businesses caught up in Butt’s web of deceit. The court heard Butt had set aside £152,000 to compensate them although the victims claimed their total losses to be in excess of £200,000.

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Dudley Trading Standards

Dudley Trading Standards given assistance by Barnsley BateBarnsley Bate have again assisted in the successful prosecution of a rogue builder.

Rogue builder conned elderly victims out of £130,000, court hears

A builder who hugely overcharged vulnerable and elderly women to pocket nearly £130,000 for work around their homes has been jailed for nearly five years.

Brenda, who was 91, was overcharged nearly £15,000 according to the surveyor after handing over £23,500 for repairs to her roof, porch and patio. Doherty had initially knocked on her door offering to cement down two roof tiles he said were loose, quoting just £25.

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New Street – Project of the Year 2016

Following a major £1bn redevelopment, Birmingham’s New Street Station has been crowned UK Project of the Year at the 2016 RICS Awards Grand Final.

The Birmingham Gateway & Grand Central project – delivered by a team including Mace, Network Rail, Birmingham City Council and Turner & Townsend – was described by RICS judging panel as the most significant investment in regenerating Birmingham in a generation.

More information on this page can be found on the Official RICS website here.

The first section of Birmingham New Street station opened in April 2013, the new station has  A new concourse three and a half times larger than the 1960s concourse, Refurbished platforms reached by new escalators and lifts, and a Refurbished Pallasades shopping centre and John Lewis store.