BAM Construct is to build a £9.6 million primary school in west London.   The national contractor, which has offices in the capital, will build new premises for Middle Row Primary in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.   The building will hold up to 420 children aged four to 11, incorporating a speech and language centre. There will also be a nursery with a capacity for 30 younger children.   BAM will construct the facility in the grounds of the existing school.   Learning spaces will be more modern, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing as BAM brings the school into 21st Century facilities.   The scheme will include natural ventilation, solar panels, and a green roof.

  BAM won the project through the Improvement and Efficiency South East framework.   BAM project manager Andy Lock said: 'We are very pleased to have been selected for this important project through the IESE framework.

  'We look forward to using our extensive experience to create top class facilities for primary and nursery pupils in Kensington and Chelsea.'   Work is due to start on site in February 2013, with completion and operation of  the school building scheduled for spring 2014, followed by external landscaping completion in Autumn 2014.   BAM has completed several major projects in London recently.

  The contractor built a retail balcony at Waterloo Station to improve facilities and reduce congestion at one of London's busiest transport hubs.

  The contractor also speculatively developed and built the six-storey Chiswick Green office building in West London.