BAM clinches Uni of South Wales £40m teaching block

Aaron Morby 6 months ago
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The University of South Wales has selected BAM to build a £40m academic building at the Treforest Campus in Pontypridd.

A design team from Stride Treglown and Arup has worked up COMET building plans
A design team from Stride Treglown and Arup has worked up COMET building plans

BAM will now help to develop the detailed designs for the building which is scheduled to begin construction later this year.

The proposed academic building will provide teaching, research, and support space for Computing, Engineering, and Technology.

It will contain more than 40 new teaching, learning and research spaces, including electronics and hydraulics labs, a flight simulator and robotics lab, as well as virtual reality capability, and exhibition spaces.

Justin Price, construction director at BAM, said: “The COMET project is an exciting opportunity for us to showcase our expertise and deliver a masterpiece that will stand the test of time.

“BAM will work with University staff and students to provide unique opportunities on the project, ensuring we leave behind a positive legacy as well as an outstanding new building.”

Subject to the planning permission being granted, the building will be constructed on vacant land at the campus, taking two years to complete.

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