BAM nets £20m Teesside contract

BAM has won a contract to build a £20m new campus at Teesside University next to the existing university library.

The project involves providing the university with flexible teaching facilities, as well as extensive landscaping and public realm works.

Work is due to begin next month, and the inclusion of a visitor centre on the site means that the project can be used as a live example of building information modelling (BIM) for study groups.

BAM is aiming for a BREEAM 'Excellent' rating for the building, and says it will also be launching 'Meet the buyer' events to encourage local companies to become part of the supply chain for the project, as well as offering apprenticeship and work experience opportunities.

The university's chief operating officer Malcolm Page said: “BAM were chosen for this project because of their innovative approach to the project which offered a top class solution to delivering our vision along with a strong emphasis on value for money.”

BAM has already been involved in Middlebrough in building the BoHo Centre, a digital campus.

BAM’s project manager Mark Sanderson said: “It is not often you get to make such an impact on a university campus and creating this flagship building for Teesside will be a huge highlight of many of our personal careers.”

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