UK-based engineering company BAM Construction has been appointed by Balliol College to develop the £39.6 million student accommodation project for the first phase of its Master’s Field masterplan at Oxford.
As part of the project, Balliol’s new facility will provide 220 study bedrooms for its undergraduate students during their stay at Oxford.
Slated to open in 2020, the student accommodation will comprise nine new buildings as part of the masterplan, which was architected by Niall McLaughlin.
The project work will begin on the south of the site, at the corner of Jowett Walk and St Cross Road.
Balliol College professor Sir Drummond Bone said: “The project as a whole will transform our accommodation offering to both undergraduates and postgraduates.”
The development is being overseen by construction director Anthony Nagle and it marks his fourth project in Oxford.
Nagle said: “This is a marvellous city for architecture and individuality. It’s a complex place to build with numerous professional technical challenges for engineers and contractors.
“The Master’s Field scheme is typically ambitious, striking and visionary. As BAM’s track record here demonstrates, we do not shrink from the most complicated schemes.
“And our embedded collaborative culture is what helps us to deliver even the most ambitious and challenging designs. We’re looking forward to our partnership at historic Balliol College.”
BAM Group has ten operating companies in five European home markets and in niche markets worldwide, with business lines in construction and property, civil engineering and public-private partnerships.
With 19,500 employees, BAM’s European home markets include the Netherlands, Belgium, the UK, Ireland and Germany.
The group also delivers projects in Denmark, Luxembourg and Switzerland.