BAM wins major contract for Dutch refugee centre
Bunnik, the Netherlands, 17 November 2014 - The Dutch Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers (COA) has awarded BAM the contract for the redevelopment and the multiannual management and maintenance of the refugee centre in Ter Apel (in the province Groningen, in the north of the Netherlands). This design, construction and maintenance contract has a value of approximately €75 million. The construction works will start in the spring of 2015. By applying prefabrication and fast construction methods the phased construction will take approximately two years. The maintenance period begins once the project is completed in December 2016.
The contract includes the construction of 258 residential units, of which sixteen have disabled access, on an area of 12 hectares. The refugee centre will provide 2,000 shelters. BAM will also deliver various services buildings for washing and drying, the issue of food and supplies for (personal) hygiene, as well as a school with gymnasium, two office buildings, recreation buildings and a health centre. The construction of all underground and above ground infrastructure (including roads and sport facilities) is part of the contract. The residential and services buildings are equipped with photovoltaic panels to create in principle an energy neutral site.
Various operating companies of Royal BAM Group are involved in the project. Other partners are architects De Zwarte Hond, consultants Wassenaar Ingenieur, Grontmij and DGMR.
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