BAM wins £41m Birmingham City Uni project

Aaron Morby 8 years ago
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Birmingham City University has appointed BAM Construction in the Midlands to deliver a major extension to its City South Campus in Edgbaston.

Planned health sciences and education building
Planned health sciences and education building

BAM will create the University’s £41m new building for new courses in sport and life sciences. 

The job marks 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 the £260m transformation of its facilities.

The new health sciences and education building will provide laboratories and teaching spaces that allow the development of new courses in health, nutrition, biomedical science and sport.

BAM will also refurbish part of the existing Seacole building and carry out additional external works.

Enabling works are underway with the main contract due to start next month, completing towards the end of 2017.

Under the two-stage design and build BAM is working with architect Sheppard Robson.

Construction Director Steve Roome said: “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.”

Birmingham City University Health and life sciences building

The proposed 110,000 sq ft building, in Westbourne Road, is due to open in 2017

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