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BAM to build £11m college in Devon

29 May 14 BAM Construction is to build an £11m university technical college (UTC) in Newton Abbot, Devon.

South Devon UTC
South Devon UTC

The South Devon UTC project is made interesting by the challenging site conditions; it will be built on a split-level site of a former garage. BAM will demolish existing buildings as well as remediating the Kingsteignton Road site, which has asbestos and hydro carbon contamination to be cleaned up.

It will then build a four-storey facility to be used by 600 pupils and 75 staff.

The UTC will specialise in water, engineering and the environment, with open-plan learning spaces and technical workshops.

A full-height atrium will be used as an entrance hall, while the outside will feature space for a multi-use games area as well as dining terraces.

A retaining wall divides the site in two, with one section 4m higher than the other. A basement will be located on the lower land, and be used to house building services plant.

The contractor won the right to negotiate a deal on South Devon UTC when it was awarded Swindon UTC last year.

Work on South Devon UTC is due to begin in June 2014 and be completed for use in January 2016.

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