BAM wins place on new £8 billion education framework

20 November 2017 16:22
Interior Wolfreton High School, Hull. This scheme was built by BAM under the current ESFA national framework.

Hemel Hempstead, 20 November 2017 - BAM Construction has been appointed to the high value lots – North and South – of the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Construction Framework. The lots apply to school buildings over £12 million with an anticipated value of £4 billion. The remaining framework value will be delivered in the mid and low-value lots for which BAM did not bid.

BAM is one of six contractors selected for the £1.4 billion North lot and one of eight for the £2.6 billion South lot. The framework’s four year duration commences on 27 November 2017.

BAM has delivered (or is delivering) 43 schemes with a combined value of more than half a billion pounds under the current four year framework.

Andrew Brookes, BAM’s Framework Manager, said: ‘We have been a highly active participant under the current frameworks, and the ESFA has also praised BAM for having the best health and safety performance of all its contractors. We’re obviously delighted to have secured both lots that we bid for on the new framework, which is transforming so many young lives by delivering modern learning environments for our teachers and children. We welcome the increasing collaborative approach taken by the ESFA. It is true of all our clients that the secret to successful building lies in the partnerships we form with them and the quality of our understanding. The perfect balance is an economical and systematic approach that preserves the integrity of the clients’ needs and captures the key design elements to make the building exactly what they need.’

BAM is working together with the ESFA on asbestos management procedures - something that is very important for many school buildings built during times when the hazardous material was in use. The health and safety aspects of asbestos mean this subject is of equal concern to contractors as it is to schools.

Further information: Mark Slattery, Press and Media Manager, BAM Construct UK Ltd, 01442 238415.