BAM Facilities Management – the FM arm of BAM Construct UK – has secured a dozen new contracts valued collectively at around three million pounds.
The contracts span the private and public sectors, and across the education, property, commercial accommodation markets. All the contracts are for between one and three years.
It signals the instant success of BAM’s strategy for diversifying its FM business and integrating its capacity to provide hard FM services since its acquisition of Sutton FM.
Kath Fontana, Managing Director, says:
“The contrast in the biggest two contracts highlights our appeal to different sectors. Aylesbury Vale Academy is taking hard and soft FM services (except catering) over three years. While property agents Saviles is also taking BAM for three years at its Buckingham Palace Road location.
“We have an ambitious agenda for growing our FM business. Our pioneering work on building information modelling (BIM) is placing us at the forefront of contractors who understand the whole lifecycle of a building.
“It means we can help clients understand how they can most efficiently manage a building before we design and build it for them. BAM FM’s consultancy services are being used by Google while it considers the tenders for its new headquarters in Kings Cross.”
The other new contracts secured by BAM FM are: · Penrose School in Somerset
· Truro Residences
· East Ayrshire Electrical Framework
· Kearsley Academy
· Kings Science Academy Bradford
· UTC Swindon (as part of the construction arrangement), and · The Arnold Clark Dealership in Scotland.
In addition, BAM’s existing FM services have been renewed by two Olympics projects: Chobham Academy and the Olympic Park legacy buildings.
Graham Cash, Chief Executive of BAM Construct UK, said:
“We are committed to expanding our FM business into new sectors, with new clients, to complement our traditional long-term PFI and PPP-related franchises. It’s clear that is on track as new clients realise what we can do for them with our integrated expertise in a building’s lifecycle.”
Ms Fontana added:
“We are one of the few major multi-disciplinary contractors who are serious about truly integrating FM and delivering it as part of its core business. For us it is a natural fit with the development of soft-landings and post-occupancy evaluation alongside pioneering technology for buildings, and it offers us a valuable chance to understand ever more closely our clients’ needs. And it gives them a chance to see what is possible at the cutting edge of the market.”
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BAM FM employs around 800 people across the UK. A relatively new entrant to the established FM market, it has operated since circa 1998. It manages a variety of services for around 250 buildings.