BAM bags £14m Sheffield health research centre

Aaron Morby 5 months ago

Sheffield Hallam University has confirmed BAM Construction for its £14m Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre.

New building will act as the research hub for the National Centre for Sports and Exercise Medicine in Sheffield

Building of the AWRC is scheduled to start in February 2018 and it will form the centrepiece of the Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park.

Delivered by Sheffield Hallam University in partnership with Legacy Park, the AWRC is set to become one of the most advanced research and development centres for health and physical activity in the world.

The key facility is supported by UK Government, who have committed £14m of funding to the project.

Kelvin Pollard, Construction Director for BAM, said: “This scheme renews our successful partnership with the University. This fascinating new scheme will demand many skills from the construction team, and a very close understanding between ourselves, the University and all of the partners.”

Designed by HLM Architects, the Centre will have facilities such as; a 7.5m high indoor laboratory, 3rd generation pitch with cameras and tracking instruments, 3D biomechanical and gait analysis, a manufacturing workshop, MRI, CT, ultrasound, body composition measurement and physiological testing and a technology demonstration hub.

The primary aim of the AWRC is to create innovations that will ‘improve the health of the nation’, tackling key issues such as static levels of physical activity, rising obesity and mental health whilst also attracting new jobs and investment to the region.

It will feature indoor and outdoor facilities for 70 researchers to carry out world-leading research on health and physical activity in collaboration with the private sector.

The AWRC will form a key part of the City Region’s Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District – a 2,000 acre centre of excellence for innovation-led research and industrial collaboration.

Latest project news

Willmott Dixon set for £9m Dundee sports and library job

Robertson Construction will be subcontractor on Menzieshill Community Centre
2 weeks ago

BAM signs £40m Oxford Balliol College scheme

Student halls will be built around Master’s Field cricket pitch
2 weeks ago

McLaughlin & Harvey lands £50m Liverpool cruise terminal

Site preparation work at Princes Jetty is expected to start in October
3 weeks ago

Morgan Sindall lands £47m hotel-led Leicester job

Work to start in weeks at the Grand Central site
3 weeks ago

Bam Nuttall seals £85m price for London City Airport job

Work starts this spring on vast concrete deck once unexploded bomb survey is complete
3 weeks ago

VolkerRail wins £12m Supertram rail replacement

Work to start on phase two rail replacement in April
3 weeks ago

Wates bags Derby Market Hall revamp

Builder will deliver £5m phase one roof repairs
3 weeks ago

Ringway set to take on Volker and Colas London roads work

Workers worried not all 200 staff will be transferred over as central highways funding dries up
3 weeks ago

B&K set for £33m Derby swimming pool complex

Bowmer & Kirkland hopes to agree final contract value this summer
3 weeks ago

Willmott Dixon gets start date for £49m Colston Hall revamp

Work to start in June on major regeneration for Bristol landmark
4 weeks ago

GRAHAM wins £86m Liverpool build to rent tower

Demolition work to start on waterfront site this month
4 weeks ago

Galliford Try clinches £55m Leamington Spa housing project

Partnerships arm will build 375 homes for Waterloo Housing Group
4 weeks ago

Mace lands £350m Stevenage town centre revamp

Council picks winning developer for major town centre regeneration
4 weeks ago

Kier wins £22m London student halls revamp

University College London's Ramsay Hall student blocks will be refurbed and extended
4 weeks ago

Robertson wins £19m Belper care home

Work to start in April on Derbyshire care home and library project
1 month ago

Vinci replaces Carillion on £74m Manchester student halls

Fallowfield student village to restart but suffers four-month delay
1 month ago

BAM wins Birmingham’s tallest office tower

June start for £80m project to build 20-storey office block
1 month ago

Morgan Sindall starts Huddersfield Uni £30m art school

Steel frame construction for Barbara Hepworth Building to start next month
1 month ago

Trio wins £300m London housing framework

Bouygues, Laing O'Rourke and Wates secure Metropolitan Housing Trust deal
1 month ago

BAM gets start date for £100m Glasgow office scheme

Work to start next month on two office blocks at Atlantic Square
1 month ago

Morgan Sindall starts £46m Manchester arts building

Barnsley firm Cidon secures groundworks for Manchester Metropolitan University project
1 month ago

Willmott Dixon wins £80m Rochdale Riverside job

Construction to start this month with main subcontract packages still up for grabs
2 months ago

Kier set for £19m Shakespeare North playhouse

Work to start in April on Jacobean-style playhouse in Prescot
2 months ago

Willmott Dixon gets £42m London hospital go-ahead

Work to start on Royal Free Hospital Pears Building
2 months ago

Caddick takes over from Carillion on £154m resi tower

Contractor takes on 20 Carillion staff and protects 30 subcontractors at Angel Gardens
2 months ago

Galliford Try seals £40m Nottingham homes deal

Partnerships arm will build 171 homes over four year at Wilton Lane
2 months ago

Willmott Dixon starts £20m Bath School of Art

Grimshaw designed factory to become art school
2 months ago

McAleer & Rushe wins third Wembley Park deal

Builder will deliver 553 homes under a £130m contract for Quintain
2 months ago

BCEGI set for £80m Liverpool Waters tower

Chinese builder set to take on first Liverpool scheme after success in Manchester
2 months ago

Murphy lands £13m National Grid deal

Latest contract win to upgrade vital infrastructure
2 months ago

Contractor services