The multi-million pound contract will see BAM deliver an 83,000 sq ft, four-storey concrete framed building with a zinc-clad façade, and extensive glazing and curtain walling .
The new building will replace factory units on Winterstoke Road next to a railway line on land owned by Imperial Tobacco. Demolition of the factory units has already begun and construction of the new building will start in September.
Imperial Tobacco follows Severn Trent Water, BAE Systems, Network Rail, and the Co-Operative Group in choosing BAM recently for signature buildings.
BAM construction director Nick Goff said: “The market in the southwest is extremely competitive and Imperial Tobacco has impressive plans for its new headquarters. Those two factors emphasise the significance of this success to us at BAM. Our track record shows we are equally successful in the commercial sector, especially with highly sustainable projects, as we are in the public sector with schools and hospitals. The team are very enthusiastic to set about creating this new building with the quality and considerate approach we bring to all our projects.’
BAM project manager for the scheme is Ross Cameron, who recently delivered the University of Exeter’s new Business School. Bristol-based Eagle Land will be acting as project managers for Imperial Tobacco, CB Richard Ellis is employer’s agent and Gardiner & Theobald cost consultants. The designer team includes Bristol-based architect AWW, structural engineer Fairhurst and Hoare Lea for the M&E services.