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First schools framework win for BAM

4 Nov 15 BAM Construction has started work on an £11m contract to build the new WMG Academy for Young Engineers in Solihull.

WMG Academy for Young Engineers in Solihull
WMG Academy for Young Engineers in Solihull

The WMG Academy for Young Engineers is a university technical college (UTC) that is being built in Fordbridge, North Solihull. It will have capacity for 640 students aged 14 to 19, specialising in engineering and science. Its commercial partners including Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce CDS, Arup and WMG at The University of Warwick.

This is BAM’s first contract under the new Education Funding Agency (EFA) regional framework. The scheme achieved planning approval in June and BAM has started enabling works on site. Completion is scheduled for summer 2016.

Architect is Maber, with BAM Design managing structural and civil design and Cundall providing M&E design.

BAM construction director David Ellis said: "One of BAM's strengths is working considerately around a client and its neighbours and we recognise the need for us to do that here. Now only will we bring modern first class construction techniques to this new building, but we'll look to involve local companies and the community whenever possible so that it creates local benefits and opportunities."

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