BAM secures £16 million scheme for the University of Lincoln
Hemel Hempstead, 9 September 2015 - BAM Construction has won the £16 million contract to construct the Isaac Newton Building for the University of Lincoln, the company has announced. After a competitive tendering process, BAM was selected to construct the major new academic facility on the University’s Brayford Pool Campus. The company will create a four-storey extension to Lincoln’s existing Engineering Hub to form the new building, named in honour of one of the world’s greatest ever scientists.
The expanded facility will have a floor area of 7,500 square metres and house a range of state-of-the-art facilities for teaching and research. As well as specialist and general teaching spaces, and a 500-seat lecture theatre, there will be a social atrium space, including a canteen. Specialist facilities include rooms lined with conductive fabric to create a Faraday cage, along with a sound deadening semi-anechoic chamber.
The project will provide modern facilities for the University’s Schools of Engineering, Computer Science and Mathematics & Physics, locating these related subjects in one space and enhancing the student experience.
BAM was named as preferred bidder for the scheme four years after completing the original Engineering Hub – which is already the base for Lincoln’s School of Engineering, an award-winning collaboration between the University and Siemens plc.
BAM’s construction manager, Jason Pink, said: ‘We are very much looking forward to returning to the University of Lincoln to add to the facility we created. We will work hard as always to ensure we do our best for the local community and environment as well as creating a first class building for students and staff.’
BAM will involve engineering students to help them use the building process as a learning experience as part of their studies.
Start of construction on site is scheduled for this autumn, with completion in early 2017.
Further information: Mark Slattery, press and media manager, BAM Construct UK Ltd, 01442 238415