03/02/2011

Jo Yeates - BDP Tribute

REMEMBERING JO - Statement from Keith Pavey, Head of BDP’s Bristol Studio

“It is now over seven weeks since Jo was so tragically taken from us and it is still difficult to come to terms with her untimely and unnecessary death.

We have been overwhelmed by the many messages of condolence and sympathy we have received from our clients and colleagues in the construction industry. We are certain that there will be many lasting tributes to Jo from many directions but for our part at BDP we have concluded that we will progress the following:

  • The creation of a small garden of remembrance at our Bristol studio.
  • The sponsorship of an annual Landscape Design prize in Jo’s memory for students at the University of Gloucestershire School of Landscape and Environment.
  • The creation of a Book of Remembrance to include an anthology of Jo’s work.
  • The dedication to Jo of a cycle ride between BDP offices, planned to take place in late spring as one of several events to mark BDP’s 50th anniversary, with the proceeds from sponsorship going to charities of Jo’s parents’ and Greg’s(Reardon, Jo’s boyfriend) choice.

We will not forget Jo and we hope the above will collectively become a lasting tribute to her.”