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BAM preferred for Scottish Water ops centre

6 Dec 11 BAM Construction has been named preferred bidder to build a £15m National Operations Centre for Scottish Water.

The office building, at Stepps, near Glasgow, is designed to be ‘ultra sustainable’ with an Intelligent Control Centre and Data Centre. The four-storey, 7,300 sq m building will be designed around a central atrium to maximise the use of natural ventilation and light.

 The building will exploit the thermal mass of the concrete frame and will have a biomass boiler, thermal water heating and photovoltaic solar panels

 BAM will also use sustainable urban drainage systems (SUDS) and rainwater harvesting to further boost the building’s environmental performance.

 It is proposed that work starts on site in February 2012 and be completed in summer 2013.

 BAM Scotland regional pre-construction manager Paul Neil said: “We are delighted to be selected as preferred bidder for this strategically and environmentally important building. The project would allow BAM to showcase its expertise and experience in designing cost effective, highly sustainable and user friendly office buildings.”

BAM portfolio of recent Scottish projects includes the Zaha Hadid-designed Riverside Museum in Glasgow and refurbishment of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

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