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BAM bags Ford UTC scheme

24 Jul 13 BAM Construction has been selected to build facilities for Elutec, a new university technical college (UTC) for East London and Essex.

The contractor will refurbish and extend an existing building in Rainham, Essex, for the UTC under a £4.5m deal.

Specialising in engineering, manufacturing and design, the UTC will offer 14- to 19-year-olds a technical education that meets the needs of modern employers. It is sponsored by the Ford Motor Company, which has facilities next to the UTC and uses another part of the same building to train apprentices in the Centre for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME).

CEME is also a sponsor, along with University College London and Prospects Learning Foundation.

BAM education framework manager Stephen McMeekin said: “This will be a very impressive facility for pupils wishing to learn in a professional and practical manner about engineering and manufacturing.”

BAM will start on site later this year and the facility is due to open by October 2014.

The architect is Scott Brownrigg with BAM Design providing structural design and QODA providing M&E design.

BAM won the right to negotiate the Elutec project when it secured the £9m Cambridge UTC project in May.

The contractor has secured a number of education projects in the southeast, including Bucks UTC, Aylesbury Vale Academy, Berryfields Primary and Nursery School, and Ark Primary in Middlesex.

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