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BAM to build UTC Cambridge

2 Aug 13 BAM Construction has been announced as preferred bidder for a £9m contract to build the new UTC Cambridge school.

Artist's impression of the new school
Artist's impression of the new school

BAM will build a three-storey building to hold 670 students aged 14 to 19. It will include five super labs on the top floor. These will hold 90 students each, with three capable of joining together to emulate large-scale research conditions.

Start on site is scheduled for September 2013, with the UTC due to open a year later at the start of the 2014/15 academic year.

Cambridge’s new university technical college will specialise in biomedical and environmental sciences and technologies.

Sustainability features will include a combined heat and power plant to provide low-carbon energy; photovoltaic cells; and gravel beds to control rainwater run-off.

The UTC will be built next to the £175m Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), which BAM completed last year.

BAM regional design manager Malcolm Boyd said: “We are very excited to be back building science facilities in Cambridge. The LMB project helped us develop our designs for the science laboratories in the UTC, a key contribution to this important win for BAM.”

BAM’s design arm will carry out structural design as well as specifying furniture, fittings and equipment. It will work with architect Hawkins Brown.

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