BAM Properties (part of BAM

Construct UK) and the specialist developer Connislow have formed a joint

venture to pursue opportunities in the student accommodation market. 

  The first BAM Connislow

development is on site in Ainsley Street, Durham and the joint venture has

other potential projects under consideration in key locations throughout the

UK.   David Cotton, BAM’s Business

Development Director says:  “BAM has a thorough understanding of the

University sector.  We have built more than 100 university faculty and

accommodation buildings in the past ten years and we understand that

competition to attract the most talented students is global. 

  “The availability of quality

student accommodation, especially for post-graduate and international students,

is an important factor for universities. BAM acted as Connislow's principal

contractor on an accommodation scheme in Green Lane Durham. Our excellent

collaboration on that project led to the formation of the joint venture.”   John Parkinson, Managing

Director of the BAM Connislow JV, says: “The joint venture will focus on

developments in university towns where future supply is constrained by land

availability, historic factors and planning policy. Our developments are likely

to appeal to funding partners who wish to pursue a longer-term investment

strategy and who are attracted to the prime, scarce nature of the

developments.”   BAM Connislow’s first project,

a development of  223 units at Ainsley Street, Durham is now on site and

will be completed in time for letting for the 2014 academic year.



Construct UK is a major UK-wide contractor offering development, design,

construction and property development. In the past ten years, we have delivered

more than 100 university buildings. Our clients praise the quality of our

people, our ability to understand and realise their vision and our willingness

to do whatever it takes to deliver it.  They say that working with BAM is

an enjoyable experience.   We

are pioneers in the application of Building Information Modelling to create

buildings that will work better, last longer and will be easier to manage and



Connislow The

team at Connislow have more than thirty year’s expertise in commercial property

investment and development, particularly in the student residential market,

where we have specialised exclusively since 2008.  Connislow's expertise

lies in identifying and selecting appropriate sites and their feasibility for

student accommodation and seeing the schemes through to successful completion

for occupiers, operators and investors.