BAM’s engineer-and-build contract is for the construction of a new building for the departments of applied physics and electrical engineering.
The work is the second of four projects under the university’s Campus 2020 building plan. The aim of Campus 2020 is to concentrate all the departments and student facilities around a long and car-free ‘green strip’. The new departmental building will be situated on the site of the current ‘N-laag’ building.
The new building has been designed by Architectuurstudio Herman Hertzberger in Amsterdam and will include offices, classrooms and laboratories, spread across eleven storeys and a basement. The total gross floor area will be 26,000m².
BAM Utiliteitsbouw won the contract through a European tendering procedure. The award criteria were the price, sustainability, the quality of the process and the plan by which the project would be carried out.
BAM Utiliteitsbouw is responsible for making the project run as optimally as possible and for advancing the design to a stage that is ready to build. Work involving the mechanical and electrical services will be performed by BAM Techniek.
Building work will start in early 2013 and the project is expected to be completed by late 2014.