BAM Construct UK Limited has appointed Andrew Pryke as the new Managing Director of its design business. Mr Pryke joins BAM from Capita Symonds where he was an architecture board member and oversaw the work of 275 staff in ten UK studios. Andrew Pryke said: ‘I will be exploring new opportunities to apply BAM’s expertise. There is a very exciting technological agenda to move forwards and we will continue to pioneer the application of Building Information Modelling (BIM).’ Graham Cash, Chief Executive of BAM Construct UK, said: ‘Andrew’s task, working with his fellow directors, will be to develop and implement future strategies for BAM Design, identifying new business opportunities, and leading further progress on technological innovation. Andrew will take over the responsibility for developing expertise in BIM. We very much welcome him.’ BAM Design, which is based in St. Albans, works across the UK - and in many different market sectors, in which it has also won awards regionally and nationally. It is recognised in particular for its approach to sustainable design and its innovation in 3D design and BIM. It’s recent projects include the huge redevelopment of Kings Cross and an innovative suite of academies in Medway, Kent. Before he joined Capita Symonds Mr Pryke was a director at John McAslan and Partners. He qualified an architect in 1989 and spent the first ten years of his career with James Stirling, Michael Wilford and Associates.
BAM Construct UK also undertakes property development, facilities management, services engineering, construction and plant. It is part of the €8 billion Royal BAM Group active in projects across the world.