BAM wins university’s £41m life sciences centre


Birmingham City University has appointed BAM Construction for a £41m new build project at its City South Campus in Edgbaston.

BAM will construct new premises for courses in sports and life sciences. The three-storey building will have laboratories and teaching spaces, with specialist facilities for research and physiotherapy.

BAM is also refurbishing part of the existing Seacole building and carrying out additional external works.

The contractor has already been carrying our enabling works and is due to start its main contract in June 2016, completing towards the end of 2017. It is a two-stage design and build contract. The architect is Sheppard Robson, with whom BAM recently worked on the remodelling of Hull University’s Brynmor Jones library.

This is the third phase of moving all the university’s teaching and learning to two campuses, City Centre and City South, and it forms part of a wider £260m transformation of facilities.

Construction director Steve Roome said: “Our extensive experience in this sector and our collaborative approach to construction are the critical factors in creating these very modern new facilities in a cutting edge educational field. I have a dynamic team and it is an exciting challenge for us.”

The project is similar to what BAM is already doing at Coventry University, where it is midway through a £37m contract for a Science & Health faculty building.

Mr Roome added: “Modern University campuses are changing beyond recognition and the technology we are using to create them has also moved on significantly. We’ll be bringing a lot of that to bear on the new facilities for students and professionals here at Birmingham City University.”









This article was published on 26 May 2016 (last updated on 26 May 2016).

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