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BAM to refurb catering college

3 Oct 14 BAM is to carry out an £11m internal refurbishment of a London college whose alumni include celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

Image of the building from architect Purcell
Image of the building from architect Purcell

BAM will carry out phase two of the redevelopment of Westminster Kingsway College’s Grade II* listed Victoria Centre.

BAM completed the first phase last year, renewing roofs, windows and exterior brickwork across elements of the college built in the 1900s, 1930s and 1950s.

Work on the second phase will include creating a three-storey central atrium, replacing mechanical and electrical services and updating floor and wall coverings.

The college will remain operational throughout, presenting BAM with a logistical challenge.

Getting materials in and out of the building to the tight central space for the atrium will also be tricky.

Westminster Kingsway College is best known for its School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts, based at the Victoria Centre, which trained TV chefs Jamie Oliver, Sophie Wright and Ainsley Harriott.

BAM construction director Mike Donegan said: “We are delighted to be returning to this historic and famous college for another phase of this important project to prepare it for the future. We will be using all our skills and experience to help restore heritage-protected elements of the building to their former glory.”’

Work on phase two started in August 2014, with completion scheduled for September 2015.

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