Bunnik, the Netherlands, 3 June 2015 – BAM has been awarded two contracts in the French-speaking region of Belgium with a total contract value of €50 million. It concerns the structural framework of a hospital in Liege and the second phase of the construction of a ring road near Couvin.
In the Liege borough of Glain, Galère, the Belgian operating company of BAM active in Wallonia and Brussels, is realising the basic shell of the new MontLégia Hospital. The project will be realised in a joint venture with BPC, CIT Blaton and Moury. The client is Centre Hospitalier Chrétien. The new general hospital will have 720 beds and 120 beds for day care. It has been designed by the architects joint venture AAH (Assar Architects - Artau - Hoet + Minne). The new building will comprise two wings of 200 metres long with six floors each. The total floor area is approximately 119,000 m². The project will be completed in 2018. The contract for the structural framework involves an amount of €50 million, of which approximately €16 million for Galère.
To the south of Charleroi, Galère – together with BAM Contractors nv (BAM’s Belgian civil engineering company) and Wanty – is responsible for the second phase of the ring road around Couvin. The project comprises the construction of a motorway stretching some 8.6 kilometres and cutting across the hills to the east of Couvin. Approximately three million cubic metres of earth and rock will have to be excavated. Various structural works, including seven viaducts, will also be realised and 190,000 m2 of concrete pavement laid down. The implementation period will start in August and will last approximately two years. The contract value amounts to approximately €50 million, of which €34 million for BAM.
The ring road is part of the E420, the main artery between Charleroi and the French border. The building consortium of Galère, BAM Contractors nv and Wanty was awarded the contract for the construction of the first phase of the ring road at an earlier stage. This stretch of road is more than five kilometres long and is currently under construction.