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20 May 2020
BAM and Robertson Construction join hub South West as Tier-1 contractors

(Press release hub South West:) Strathclyde, 19 May 2020 - hub South West has welcomed BAM Construct UK and Robertson Construction to its stable of Tier 1 contractors as part of its 2020 supply chain refresh.

18 May 2020
Devon economy handed £3m boost with more to come as Network Rail commits to using local businesses where possible

(Press release Network Rail:) 14 May 2020 - Figures released today confirm that an additional £3m has been spent locally in south Devon between June 2019 and May 2020 by Network Rail and its contractors as a result of the government funded project to build a new sea wall at Dawlish.

14 May 2020
Management appointment BAM Nuttall

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 14 May 2020 – The Executive Board of Royal BAM Group nv has appointed A.P. (Adrian) Savory as Chief Executive of BAM Nuttall Ltd, effective 1 June 2020. Adrian Savory joined BAM Nuttall in 1995 and has been a member of its management board, as Managing Director, Infrastructure, since 2017.

13 May 2020
Femern Link Contractors receive Commencement Notice for world’s longest immersed road and rail tunnel

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 13 May 2020 – Femern A/S has issued the Commencement Notice to the Femern Link Contractors joint venture so they proceed with the execution of their contracts for the design and build of the world’s longest immersed road and rail tunnel, the Fehmarnbelt link between Denmark and Germany.

12 May 2020
University Hospital Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust commences major estates improvement programme

Hemel Hempstead, 12 May 2020 - University Hospital’s Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) has announced its construction partner for a major range of estates improvements over several years.

11 May 2020
2. Stammstrecke München Beginn der Schlitzwandarbeiten am Hauptbahnhof

München, 7. Mai 2020 – Rund elf Streckenkilometer, davon sieben Kilometer Tunnel und drei unterirdische Haltestellen – die 2. Stammstrecke München ist ein Infrastruktur-Großprojekt und für die gesamte Metropolregion von enormer Bedeutung. Die Deutsche Bahn hatte die ersten beiden Aufträge für die Hauptbaumaßnahmen  (VE 10 + VE 30) an die Firmen Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau AG, Max Bögl Stiftung & Co. KG , Ed. Züblin AG, und BAUER Spezialtiefbau GmbH, vergeben. Die Leistungen umfassen den Bereich „Oberirdisch West“ – von der Station Laim bis zur Donnersberger Brücke – und den Hauptbahnhof inklusive der Tunnelstrecke von der Donnersberger Brücke bis zum Marienhof.

7 May 2020
BAM continues operations at majority of sites, maintains strong liquidity position

First quarter 2020 trading update

BAM’s highest priority remains to preserve health, safety and wellbeing of all its stakeholders while continuing to protect liquidity. The performance in the first quarter of 2020 was held back by three businesses, where improvement measures continue to be a key focus. Covid-19 has led to lower activity levels and reduced operational efficiency as of mid-March. Looking ahead, Covid-19 will have a substantial impact on the construction industry and BAM’s performance.

  • First quarter results affected by underperforming businesses and include initial Covid-19 impact in Belgium
  • Strong liquidity position (€944 million, including drawn RCF) and trade working capital efficiency maintained
  • Order book strong and stable
  • Covid-19: major impact on project performance in second quarter; operational efficiency improving
  • Management response: focus on health and safety, reduction of cost and capex, and RCF extended to 2024
  • Outlook: material uncertainty persists regarding future evolution of Covid-19 and its impact on BAM’s financial performance

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6 May 2020
 Chorlton High School appoints BAM Construction and Pozzoni for new facilities

Hemel Hempstead, 6 May 2020 - Manchester’s newest school, Chorlton High School South, has appointed the region’s best known builders to create its new teaching facilities.

22 April 2020
BAM takes the world’s first electric road roller into service

Gouda, the Netherlands, 22 April 2020 - BAM Infra Nederland has built and commissioned the world’s first fully electric 10 to 12-tonne road roller. This unique and sustainable piece of equipment was created by BAM’s plant and equipment department, on the basis of an older model which was due for an overhaul. The conversion took place over a period of one and a half year. This week the emission-free road roller was put to work on its first project, in the city of Almere. Other projects will follow soon. With this electric road roller, BAM makes a significant contribution to the climate goals of its clients by providing cleaner construction methods.

22 April 2020
BAM hands over new NHS Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire and the Humber

Hemel Hempstead / Harrogate, 21 April 2020 - Less than three weeks since BAM Construction and its partners started work there, NHS Nightingale Yorkshire and the Humber opens today.

16 April 2020
New Antarctic wharf ready for the RRS Sir David Attenborough

16 April 2020 - For the first time, polar ships have moored at a new £40 million wharf at British Antarctic Survey’s (BAS) Rothera Research Station in Antarctica.  The RRS James Clark Ross used it to re-supply the station and pick up staff for return to the UK. Construction partners and designers of the wharf, BAM, with the support of Sweco and technical advisors, Ramboll, completed a second, six-month construction season, during the Antarctic austral summer. Turner & Townsend also provided cost management for the project.

15 April 2020
Eiffage and Kier receive Notice to Proceed for HS2, with their new partners, Ferrovial Agroman and BAM Nuttall

Camberley, 15 April 2020 - The Eiffage Kier joint venture, recently joined by two new partners Ferrovial Agroman and BAM Nuttall, is pleased that today (15 April), it has received Notice to Proceed (NTP) from HS2 Limited, enabling it to commence the full detailed design and construction of 80km of Phase 1 of the HS2 railway (the route from London – Birmingham).

8 April 2020
Rothera Research Station, Summer View © Hugh Broughton Architects

(Press release British Antarctic Survey (BAS):) Cambridge, 7 April 2020 - British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has announced exceptional plans to repatriate scientists, support teams and construction workers as they complete their Antarctic summer field season work.

8 April 2020
BAM Nuttall signs contract for new Falkland Islands Port

Camberley, 7 April 2020 - The Falkland Islands Government announced on Monday that it has completed and signed a contract with BAM Nuttall for the design and build of a new port in Stanley Harbor.

8 April 2020
BAM Construct UK Covid-19 update

Hemel Hempstead, 7 April 2020 - BAM’s construction and FM teams continue to provide significant emergency support to the UK’s NHS, emergency services and local authorities as we all work together to defeat Covid-19.

6 April 2020
Professional team behind Harrogate’s emergency hospital draws on first-rate healthcare experience

Hemel Hempstead, 6 April 2020 - The professional team delivering the emergency Nightingale Hospital at Harrogate Hospital has been announced. The new circa-500-bed facility, part of the Government’s response to the covid-19 pandemic, involves converting Harrogate Convention Centre to accommodate the level three critical care beds in the existing Convention Centre's halls for the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. BAM Construction, ranked independently as Yorkshire’s largest contractor, is appointed as the main design and build contractor under the Government’s ProCure 22 framework for England, with the assistance of BAM Design, appointed to deliver structural engineering, and BAM’s specialist services engineering business.

6 April 2020
BAM FM delivers school lunches on wheels in Bristol

Hemel Hempstead / Bristol, 6 April 2020 - BAM FM was approached by Bristol City Council who were struggling to deliver the required amount of free school meals to local school children in the area. A kind-hearted team of five FM engineers rose to the challenge, clearing their vans of equipment to deliver 4,000 school meals (provided by Chartwells) to 66 schools.

2 April 2020
BAM, Populous, amongst heavyweight names forming Oak View Group project team to build world-class arena in Manchester

Royal BAM Group and Populous among key names making up project team that would build Manchester’s new arena

  • Royal BAM Group, famed for building stadiums and arenas around the world are the preferred contractor and has agreed a Pre Contact Services Agreement in relation to building the new venue in Eastlands
  • Populous, the leading sports and entertainment architect form whose projects include Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium, Manchester City’s stadium expansion, The O2, and Wembley Stadium announced as architect, with inclusivity, sustainability, and accessibility at the core of its designs
  • Host of other leading companies including BuroHappold, ME Engineers, Vanguardia, Turner & Townsend and Deloitte will form a full-scale project team behind new arena.

Manchester, 2 April 2020 - Oak View Group (OVG) has appointed Royal BAM Group (BAM) as its preferred construction partner, and Populous, a global architecture design firm, to lead the world-class team behind a new 23,500-capacity arena in Manchester. The venue would be the largest arena in the UK, bringing £350 million private direct investment into the city and significant economic benefit.

31 March 2020
Announcement BAM regarding Annual General Meeting 15 April 2020

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 31 March 2020 – Royal BAM Groep nv confirms that the Annual General Meeting of 15 April 2020 will take place at 14.00 hours, although the set-up has changed. In connection with the coronavirus outbreak and in order to align with government guidelines, a number of measures are being taken to minimise the risk of contamination and ensure the meeting is conducted in a responsible manner. There is an urgent appeal to shareholders not to be physically present, but to vote by proxy and/or ask questions in advance.

31 March 2020
BAM responding to Covid-19 challenges
  • Focus on cash: implementing programme to reduce costs and capital expenditure
  • Withdrawing dividend proposal (€0.02 per share) from AGM agenda
  • Withdrawing previous guidance for 2020

Bunnik, the Netherlands, 31 March 2020 – Royal BAM Group nv provides the following update in respect of Covid-19. Across BAM’s markets, the situation is variable and difficult to predict. BAM’s priorities are to preserve the health and wellbeing of employees, support the wider community, clients and suppliers, protect liquidity and profitability, and ensure business continuity. BAM is continuously analysing various scenarios and implementing mitigating measures.