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10 July 2014
BAM selected to build first combined emergency services centre in Wales

BAM Construction Ltd has been selected as the preferred contractor for the £10 million design and build contract for the Ambulance and Fire Services Resource Centre in Wrexham. This is the first joint practice centre to be commissioned through the partnership scheme with the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust and the North Wales Fire & Rescue Service  under the Designed for Life: Building for Wales Framework.

7 July 2014

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 7 July 2014 - Based on the latest available information, Royal BAM Group nv expects project losses totalling approximately €75 million, due to:

  • Deterioration of a large civil engineering project in Germany which is one of the handful of lossmaking projects reported last year. The problems are due to adverse ground conditions; technical solutions have been implemented to keep this project on schedule but these are more costly than anticipated.
  • Unexpected problems at a mid-sized UK civil engineering project which was bid for in 2012. This is due to a combination of adverse ground conditions and bad weather.

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1 July 2014

Hemel Hempstead, 1 July 2014 - BAM Construction has been appointed to build the £50 million research centre known as the Living Systems Institute, for the University of Exeter. The construction value is £32 million. BAM has offices in the Devon city and will use a predominately local supply chain to deliver the new building.

25 June 2014
Artist impression Barnsley College Sixth Form Centre

Hemel Hempstead, 25 June 2014 - Barnsley College has appointed BAM Construction to deliver two new structures under a £21 million contract. It follows the Leeds-based contractor’s recent announcement of a £100 million ‘wave’ of new work across Yorkshire. 

19 June 2014
Artist impression of the first new Dublin Institute of Technology building

Dublin, 18 June 2014 – (Press release Grangegorman Development Agency:) The GDA is delighted to announce that BAM Building Ltd have been selected as the successful tenderer for the first new Dublin Institute of Technology building to be constructed on the Grangegorman site.

19 June 2014
BAM marks its 55th anniversary of listing by sounding the gong

Amsterdam/Bunnik, the Netherlands, 19 June 2014 – Rob  van Wingerden, MBA – member of the Executive Board of Royal BAM Group nv – marked the 55th anniversary of the BAM share listing by sounding the gong. Royal BAM Group shares have officially been listed on the stock exchange at Beursplein 5 in Amsterdam since 19 June 1959. The shares were provisionally included in the listing from the beginning of March 1959. 

19 June 2014

Hemel Hempstead, 19 June 2014 - BAM FM – the rapidly growing facilities management business of BAM Construct UK – is to be regulated by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). RICS is the world’s leading body for monitoring professional standards in land, property and construction, originally established in the UK by Royal Charter.

17 June 2014

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 17 June 2014 - Royal BAM Group is looking into an opportunity to merge two of its operating companies BAM Civiel and BAM Wegen (road construction) with effect from 1 January 2015.

17 June 2014

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 17 June 2014 – The Executive Board of Royal BAM Group nv has appointed Mr B.J. Wierenga as chairman of the management (Vorstandsvorsitzender) of Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG with effect from 1 August 2014. Jan Wierenga (58) is currently chairman of the management of BAM Civiel bv. Mr Wierenga will succeed Dipl.-Ing. S. Currle, who is stepping down in connection with his retirement.

16 June 2014

Bunnik/Zeist, the Netherlands, 16 June 2014 - Royal BAM Group and Dutch pension fund administrator PGGM announce an increased commitment to their joint venture.

13 June 2014

Hemel Hempstead, 13 June 2014 - Helping students design gardens in competition with one another has won a construction firm the accolade of most responsible business in the West Midlands.

5 June 2014
Hiscox appoints BAM Construction to build York office

London, 5 June 2014 – Specialist global insurer Hiscox has announced the appointment of BAM Construction for the build of its new office in York – the insurer’s largest office outside of London.

5 June 2014
BAM to build £25 million factory for cooling specialist Airedale International

Leeds, 5 June 2014 - BAM Construction is to build a £25 million replacement facility for Airedale International whose Leeds factory was partially destroyed by fire last year. The manufacturer, who develops specialist cooling systems predominately for the data centre industry, quickly resumed production at alternative premises in Leeds while the demolition and rebuild programme takes place.

3 June 2014
BAM completes new port in Aqaba

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 3 June 2014 - BAM International, the operating company of Royal BAM Group active outside of Europe, and its local partner MAG have successfully completed the construction of the new port in Aqaba, Jordan, for Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC), a second port in line with the country’s economic master plan.

2 June 2014
Artist’s impression Rijnstraat 8, The Hague. Illustration free of copyrights with acknowledgement: BAM/OMA.

Bunnik, The Netherlands, 2 June 2014 - In the presence of Mr Stef Blok, Minister for Housing and the Central Government Sector, the director of Transition and Development of the State Building Agency, Eva Klein Schiphorst, and CEO of Royal BAM Group, Nico de Vries, have signed the contract for the renewal and operation of the old ministry building at Rijnstraat 8 in The Hague on Monday 2 June.

2 June 2014
BAM to build £11 million UTC in Devon

Hemel Hempstead, 29 May 2014 - BAM Construction is to build an £11 million university technical college on a challenging site in Newton Abbot. The contractor, which has offices in Exeter, will create South Devon UTC on a split level former garage site. BAM will demolish existing buildings as well as remediating the Kingsteignton Road site, which has asbestos and hydro carbon contamination to be cleaned up. It will then build a four-storey facility to be used by 600 pupils and 75 staff.

23 May 2014
Longest tunnel in Ireland reaches its destination

(Shell E&P Ireland Limited:) Dublin, 22 May 2014 - The longest tunnel ever built in Ireland has just been completed in Co. Mayo. The 4.9 km tunnel, (which is 300 m longer than Dublin’s Port Tunnel) has been under construction since January 2013. The tunnel runs under Sruwaddacon Bay, a special area of conservation (SAC), and will house a key onshore section of the Corrib gas pipeline. The tunnel will be used to connect the previously laid 83 km offshore pipeline from the Corrib Field to the Bellanaboy Bridge Gas Processing Terminal.

22 May 2014
Campus Beringen (project 005-000.V) – osar architects

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 22 May 2014 - Interbuild nv - operating company of Royal BAM Group nv , active in Flanders and Brussels for non-residential and apartment projects - has won a contract for the construction and maintenance of Beringen Campus. Beringen is, after Hasselt and Genk, the third largest city in the Belgian province of Limburg. Interbuild will deliver the campus with a construction value of almost € 42 million in the 26 months. BAM Facility Management (a subsidiary of Interbuild) will take care of the maintenance of the complex for thirty years. The annual maintenance fee is approximately € 0.6 million.

20 May 2014
Official Opening of the New Coláiste Ailigh School Building

(Press release ETB Education & Training Board:) Donegal, 12 May 2014 - Donegal Education and Training Board are delighted to confirm that today [Monday 12th May 2014] marks the Official Opening of the new Coláiste Ailigh School Building at Knocknamona, Letterkenny. An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, T.D., will perform the Official Opening and will be the special guest at the Opening Ceremony which begins at 11:00 a.m.

19 May 2014
Contract for the renovation of the government office at Rijnstraat 8 in The Hague awarded to BAM, ISS and OMA

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 19 May 2014 - The Central Government has awarded the contract for the renovation and exploitation of Rijnstraat 8 in The Hague to PoortCentraal, a consortium with BAM, ISS and OMA. After renovation, this building, which formerly accommodated the ministry of VROM (Transport, Spatial Planning and the Environment), will house the ministry of Foreign Affairs, the ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, the Immigration and Naturalisation Service and the CAO (central organisation for the reception of asylum seekers). The building will become a flexible government office: it will be suitable for multiple organisations, not just a single government department.