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June 25, 2015

BAM wins £90m contract for final phase of Snowhill development in Birmingham, UK

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BAM snowhill third phase

BAM Construction has been selected as a preferred contractor for the £90m last phase of Ballymore Properties’ Snowhill development in Birmingham, UK.

Construction of the third phase, Three Snowhill, has been scheduled to start in September.

It is a part of the city’s ‘Vision 2030’, a 20-year masterplan for the redevelopment of Snowhill.

Under the scope of the project, BAM will be responsible for remodelling the existing five levels of basement and cores for the development.

Facilities for office, leisure, conference space and car parking will be set-up in the basement and cores, and will be common to all the three phases.

BAM will also build a steel-framed office tower aboveground, which will feature curtain walling to all elevations with 17 levels of high-quality office space and two levels of plant room.

The planned 32,000m² development is aiming to gain a BREEAM Excellent rating under the 2014 regulations, and an EPC rating of at least B.

Construction for this development phase is expected to be completed by the first quarter of 2018.

"This is a signature project for Birmingham and its commercial appeal."

Ballymore project director Richard Probert said: "Three Snowhill has now been awarded detailed planning consent and we look forward to starting on site shortly.

"It is the final component in what has become a land mark gateway development for our city; changing the skyline and setting new standards for regional office development."

BAM Construction director Dave Ellis said: "This is a signature project for Birmingham and its commercial appeal.

"It is a challenging construction scheme, Snowhill has premium-quality clients and it demands a premium-quality approach from its construction partners."

Sidell Gibson is the concept architect for the construction, with Weedson being the project architect. WSP will serve as structural engineer for the development, which will receive mechanical, electrical and plumbing services MEP from Arup, and have Gleeds as project surveyor.

Image: BAM’s vision of the Snowhill development in Birmingham. Photo: courtesy of BAM Construct UK.

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