London, 16 December 2016 - BAM Design and BAM Construction have been appointed to design and build the £25 million Nishkam School in West London. The contract was secured competitively through the EFA National Contractors Framework.
The all-through school with a sixth form will provide places for 1400 pupils and be set over two and three storeys with four wings radiating from a central hub. The works include a four-court sports hall, two dining halls, main assembly hall, and a central faith area with an ETFE dome. Externally it features a multi-use games area and grass pitches.
The school has several interesting environmental aspects. An extensive solar array on the roof will allow it to meet the requirements of the London Plan. There will be electric charging points in the car park, and the football field will be used for storm attenuation.
BAM Design has provided the concept architecture mechanical, structural, and fittings expertise. Mick Kelly, BAM’s Construction Director, said: ‘We know that we’ll need to build this scheme considerately and sensitively and that success hinges on the quality of our partnership with the Nishkam team. We’re a collaborative company by nature and we will work very diligently to make this an important addition to the educational needs of the area and providing a special place for young people to learn and develop.’