BAM Construction’s London team is to build a customer service Centre and library building for Newham Council in east London. The construction company will provide the £12 million facility as part of a wide-ranging regeneration scheme of the Town Hall Campus for the local authority. The Grade 2* listed buildings, including the East Ham Town Hall will also be refurbished, along with some demolition works, under the overall £20.8m East Ham Civic Campus scheme. An existing disused technical college will be refurbished and turned into offices including the upgrading of disability access requirements in general to all the existing campus buildings.
BAM worked with the councils design team and English Heritage to get planning approval for the alteration work to the listed buildings. Construction director Andy Mason said: ‘BAM is very pleased to be delivering these important facilities for Newham Council.
‘A great deal of work was required from all parties to make this scheme a reality, and BAM is delighted to have played its part in making that happen. ‘We look forward to creating some excellent facilities for council staff and local residents.’ Preliminary works have started, with the main building work to begin in July. The architects are Rick Mather, who worked with BAM on the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in Oxfordshire. Completion is expected in autumn 2013, subject to the impact on the works of the Olympic Games this summer.
BAM’s recent London portfolio includes Chobham Academy in Stratford, a £90 million new wing for Great Ormond Street Hospital, central office developments for Argent and Derwent, a range of schools for Camden Council, and London’s first UTC at Hackney, among several others.