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BAM wins office upgrade contract in London

21 Mar 2012 (Last Updated March 21st, 2012 18:30)

BAM Construct UK has won a £23m contract from developer Derwent London to upgrade a former government office block in central London, UK.

BAM Construct UK has won a £23m contract from developer Derwent London to upgrade a former government office block in central London, UK.

BAM will alter and extend 1 Page Street in central London, which was used as the Westminster Hospital in the 1960s and more recently as a home for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

BAM construction director Mike Donegan said: "The project will require a comprehensive reworking of the existing building, particularly given its historic uses."

Under the contract, BAM will create 11,000 square metres of contemporary office space which Derwent has pre-let to Burberry. The scheme will feature a steel frame extension, the existing facade will be removed and replaced with brick and punched windows.

BAM will also provide new lifts, external works and mechanical and electrical services, as well as raised floors and suspended ceilings.

BAM Construct completed a refurbishment of the Angel Building near King’s Cross for Derwent in 2011 and is about to complete a commercial scheme at Chiswick Green for sister firm BAM Properties.