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BAM to refurbish Leeds Met building

7 Jun 13 BAM Construction is to refurbish the 10-storey Calverley Building for Leeds Metropolitan University.

Works under the £6.3m contract will include replacing windows on the 1970s teaching block, cleaning the concrete façade, upgrading plant and services, and reconfiguring the internal space.

BAM will carry out the work three floors at a time, while the others floors are in use. Users of the finished building include the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences, pool teaching and administration.

The contractor will use muffling equipment and has developed a noise charter to ensure its works cause minimal disruption to users elsewhere in the building.

BAM’s senior site manager Luke Milner and site manager Ryan Geldard have both undertaken BAM-sponsored construction management degrees at Leeds Metropolitan University.

BAM construction director John Phillips said: “We look forward to this challenging but rewarding scheme to improve facilities for staff and students at Leeds Metropolitan University. It is particularly pleasing for Luke and Ryan to be able to work on a project to benefit the university at which they gained their skills. They can’t wait to get stuck in.”’

The scheme is set to start on site on 17 June 2013, with completion scheduled for 29 October 2014.

DTZ is providing project management and lead design services, with mechanical, electrical and structural engineering being undertaken by Arup. 

BAM previously built the university’s Rose Bowl business school as well as the Carnegie Pavilion at the Headingly cricket ground, which hosts the university’s school of tourism and hospitality.

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