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BAM notches up sixteenth UTC job

26 Sep 14 BAM Construction has landed its sixteenth University Technical College project, landing a £9m contract in Sandwell.

Health Futures UTC
Health Futures UTC

The latest project is construction of the Health Futures UTC for sponsors including the University of Wolverhampton, West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust, Co-operative Pharmacy and 21 partner employers.

It is being built on West Bromwich High Street, on the former site of Sandwell College. Work has recently started on site and is scheduled for completion in August 2015.

The 5,390m2 building will contain four storeys of learning space for 600 pupils aged 14 to 19. The school will specialise in preparing pupils for health science careers.

To make the best use of the restricted town centre site, a multi-use games court will be created on the roof of the building.

Ten per cent of the building’s energy will come from renewables, with solar power from photovoltaic cells.

BAM won the right to negotiate the scheme when it secured a £9.3m contract to build the Nottingham University Academy of Science and Technology (NUAST) earlier this year, a project now approaching completion.

The contractor is also negotiating further UTCs at Derby and Burton.

BAM construction director David Ellis said: “Our success in securing opportunities working with academies, free schools and university technical colleges in recent years shows BAM is trusted to create high quality education facilities during changing times.”

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