Bam to construct flood-resistant office building in Surrey

16 December 2015 (Last Updated December 16th, 2015 18:30)

Royal London Mutual Insurance Society has awarded a contract to BAM Construction, the UK based unit under the Dutch Royal Bam Group, for a £24m office block development at Egham, Surrey.

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Royal London Mutual Insurance Society has awarded a contract to BAM Construction, the UK based unit under the Dutch Royal Bam Group, for a £24m office block development at Egham, Surrey.

To be built beside the River Thames, the five-storey building will offer 11,600m² of office space, which has already been let out.

The developer will also be responsible for constructing a 300-space car park and landscaping under the scheme.

Planned as a steel-frame building, the development will have a raised base above the flood plain. This is expected to allow utilisation of the space under the building and the ground floor of the car park as a reservoir for flood water.

Construction works under the project, which have already been initiated, are expected to be completed by January 2017.

Bam pre-construction director Gary Dowden said: "BAM has a reputation for successfully delivering commercial developments such as this, and we are delighted to have another chance to build on that reputation.

"BAM has a reputation for successfully delivering commercial developments such as this, and we are delighted to have another chance to build on that reputation."

"We will work hard to ensure we do the best for the local community and environment through construction and with the finished building."

BAM Construction has also just completed its first phase of development at University Hospital Crosshouse in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire in the UK.

Bam International, another unit under the Royal Bam Group, has completed construction of two hotels in Indonesia.

The developer was responsible for the 12,000m² Japanese styled three-star plus GTV Hotel in Cikarang and the four-star Margo Hotel in Depok.


Image: Construction of the steel-framed office building is expected to be over in January 2017. Photo: courtesy of BAM Construct UK.