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July 19, 2021

BAM begins construction on new school campus in the UK

The new community hub and learning centre will accommodate Newmains and St Brigid's primary schools and a nursery.

BAM Construction has broken ground on a new $27.45m (£19.95m) Community Hub and Family Learning Centre in Wishaw in North Lanarkshire, UK.

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The firm is partnering with hub South West, the public-private partnership of local authorities and Tier 1 building contractors in Scotland to construct the facility.

With a capacity to accommodate more than 484 primary pupils, 88 three-to-five-year-olds and 15 two-year-olds, the new centre will provide a shared campus for Newmains and St Brigid’s primary schools and a nursery.

BAM said that the new community hub and learning centre is intended to create comfortable and stimulating denominational and non-denominational school environments for primary and early years education.

BAM Construction Scotland regional director Jim Ward said: “We are delighted following the 18-month pre-construction period to be commencing works on Newmains and St Brigid’s Community Hub.

“We have been so impressed with the commitment of the design team, hub South West and in particular North Lanarkshire Council’s drive to make this project happen.”

The project represents the first of three education projects, worth £60m, led by hub South West on behalf of North Lanarkshire Council (NLC).

hub South West project director Michael Ross said: “We welcome our first contractual relationship with BAM Construction since it joined our supply chain last year and note with pleasure our shared commitment both to this project and our long-term relationship with NLC.

The new campus will provide the local community with first-class learning and recreational facilities.

NLC Education and Families convener Frank McNally Ross said: “Children and young people, staff, parents and the local community have all played a considerable role in developing the design for the new community hub, which takes into account both the requirements of the local community and the natural heritage and architecture of the area.”

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