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4 August 2015
Queen to open Borders Railway; double celebration as HM marks milestone as monarch & re-opens railway

(News release Borders Railway:) 3 August 2015 - The Borders Railway will be officially opened by Her Majesty The Queen on the day that she becomes Britain's longest serving monarch.

4 August 2015
New N11 Motorway between Arklow and Rathnew Opens July 13th, 2015

(Press release TII-Transport Infrastructure Ireland:) Dublin, 13 July 2015 - Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Pascal Donohoe TD, was this afternoon (Monday) joined by the Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, Brendan Howlin TD, to officially open the N11 Arklow to Rathnew Upgrade scheme, which forms part of the €282 million N7 Newlands Cross/N11 Arklow to Rathnew Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme.

4 August 2015
BAM wins major contract for office facility Ireland

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 4 August 2015 – Royal BAM Group nv today announced that its Irish operating company, BAM Building, has been awarded a contract by Microsoft Ireland for the construction of an office facility. The contract is valued in excess of €100 million.

31 July 2015

Frankfurt am Main, 31. Juli 2015 - In München am 25. Juli 2015 wurde nach sechsjähriger Bauzeit der Tunnel Mittlerer Ring Süd West – Luise-Kiesselbach-Platz feierlich eröffnet. Oberbürger-meister Dieter Reiter gab den Straßentunnel symbolisch für den Verkehr frei. Baureferentin Rosemarie Hingerl und der bayerische Minister für Verkehr Joachim Herrmann nahmen an der Eröffnung teil. „Damit entschärfen wir einen zentralen Verkehrsknotenpunkt in München und entlasten die Anwohner ganz erheblich.“ betonte Hermann. Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG, Bereich Süd, erstellte den Tunnel als technischer Federführer in Arbeitsgemeinschaft im Auftrag der Landeshauptstadt München. Die Gesamtmaßnahme beinhaltete die Herstellung eines ca. 2.800 m langen, innerstädtischen Tunnels in Bohrpfahl-Deckel-Bauweise und offener Bauweise, sowie Kanal- und Straßenbauarbeiten.

27 July 2015

Hemel Hempstead, 27 July 2015 - UTC Leeds, the specialist new engineering and manufacturing college due to open in September 2016, has begun to lay its foundations by announcing plans for the redevelopment of the grade II listed Braime Pressings factory on Hunslet Road.

22 July 2015

Hemel Hempstead, 22 July 2015 - BAM FM has won a £135,000 deal to supply a range of services to South Wiltshire UTC in Salisbury. The company will provide cleaning, catering and grounds maintenance services for the university technical college, which will open in September. BAM FM will also look after mechanical and electrical maintenance, premises management and caretaking. Sister company BAM Construction is in charge of creating the building from a former police station.

20 July 2015

(Translation of original Dutch press release of Rijkswaterstaat:) Utrecht, the Netherlands, 20 July 2015 – After a lifetime of almost 100 years, the Northern lock in IJmuiden needs replacement. Rijkswaterstaat (the Dutch Highways and Waterways Agency) intends to award the construction of the new IJmuiden sea lock, which is located at the entrance to the North Sea Canal, to the Consortium OpenIJ. After contract close, this consortium, consisting of BAM, Volker Wessels and DIF will be responsible for design, construction, financing and maintenance of the new lock for a period of 26 years.

16 July 2015
Tom Moore, the winner of the Baroness Platt of Writtle IENG Award 2015.

(News release Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE):) London, 15 July 2015 - Tom Moore IEng MICE has received the Baroness Platt of Writtle Award 2015, presented by the Worshipful Company of Engineers, a prestigious annual national award recognising the achievements of a newly registered Incorporated Engineer (IEng). Tom was presented with a prize of £1000, a medal and certificate at the Annual Awards Dinner of the Worshipful Company of Engineers which took place on 14th July.

14 July 2015
BAM joins Dutch platform ‘Professionals in PPP’

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 10 July 2014 - BAM has joined the newly established platform ‘Professionals in PPP’ in the Netherlands. On behalf of BAM, COO Erik Bax recently signed the declaration of participation at the offices of the Rijksvastgoedbedrijf (National Real Estate Agency) in The Hague. Through this platform, government and industry have committed to further develop their collaboration in PPP projects, especially in the operational phase.

10 July 2015
Mr M.R. Bellamy

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 10 July 2015 – The Executive Board of Royal BAM Group nv has appointed Mr M.R. Bellamy as executive director of BAM Nuttall Ltd with effect from 1 August 2015. Previously Martin Bellamy (50) was director of BAM International bv.

10 July 2015

Glasgow, 10 July 2015 - Glasgow City Council has granted planning permission to BAM Properties and Taylor Clark Properties to develop Atlantic Square in Glasgow’s Broomielaw, to create one of the City’s largest Grade-A office developments.

8 July 2015
GRAHAM-BAM Healthcare Partnership supports employee health and social wellbeing

(Press release Public Health Agency (PHA): Belfast, Northern Ireland, 8 July 2015 - The Public Health Agency (PHA) has commended GRAHAM-BAM Healthcare Partnership, contractors on the new construction phase of the Ulster Hospital, for promoting the ‘Workplace 28 Day Stop Smoking Challenge’ through their health and wellbeing initiatives, and congratulated more than 30 staff who took part.

8 July 2015
James Wimpenny

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 8 July 2015 – The Executive Board of Royal BAM Group nv has appointed James Wimpenny as executive director of BAM Construct UK Ltd with effect from 1 September 2015. James Wimpenny has 29 years’ service with the company and has been regional director of BAM Construction in the North East of England since 2006.

7 July 2015

Hemel Hempstead, 7 July 2015 - BAM Construction is to build a new home for a village school that was badly flooded in 2008. The contractor, which has offices in Bristol, is to construct Countess Gytha School on higher ground in Queen Camel.

6 July 2015
CONNECT110NS opens for business

Glasgow, 6 July 2015 - BAM Properties has officially handed over CONNECT110NS in Glasgow’s Queen Street to its owners marking the completion of one of Scotland’s most ambitious building projects.

6 July 2015
Second UTC for Sheffield appoints BAM to commence construction

Hemel Hempstead, 6 July 2015 - BAM Construction has won a £9.3 million project to create the second University Technical College in Sheffield, for human sciences and computing. The contractor, which has offices in Leeds, will build UTC 2 Sheffield on the Olympic Legacy Park in Don Valley.

25 June 2015

Hemel Hempstead, 25 June 2015 - The green light has been given for construction of the first phase of pupil accommodation in the grounds of a Grade II listed independent day school in Hampshire.

25 June 2015
Ballymore appoints contractor as £90 million Three Snowhill gets set for start on site

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 25 June 2015 - The third and final phase of Birmingham’s Snowhill development – Three Snowhill – is expected to start on site in September after developer Ballymore Properties appointed BAM Construction as its preferred contractor.

24 June 2015
First major construction milestone for V&A Dundee

(Press release V&A Museum of Design Dundee:) Dundee, 23 June 2015 - Completion of a coffer dam in the River Tay at the site of V&A Museum of Design Dundee marks a major milestone in the £80.11 million construction project.

24 June 2015
BAM completes LNG terminal in Aqaba, Jordan

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 24 June 2015 - BAM International, the operating company of Royal BAM Group active outside of Europe, has completed the €65-million-project to construct the Aqaba New Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal for Aqaba Development Corporation (ADC). BAM has handed over the project on 23 June, two months ahead of schedule.