BAM Construction is to convert a police building in Salisbury into a university technical college UTC.

The national contractor, which has offices in Bristol, has been selected to deliver South Wiltshire UTC through the national academies framework.

"Applications are already flooding in for the UTC, which will open in September 2015, and students are impressed with the vision of a modern learning environment created out of this fine old Salisbury landmark."

Gordon Aitken

UTC's Principal Designate

“We are very excited about this project converting a police premises into a very different but equally important facility for the community in South Wiltshire, Hampshire and North Dorset.

“There will be significant internal alterations to the buildings as well as dynamic new elements to ensure pupils have a modern, user-friendly space to learn.

“BAM will work hard to ensure the local economy and environment benefit during the construction stage as well as from the finished product.”

Neil Dorrington

BAM Construction Director

The architects are AHR.

The contractor secured Swindon UTC last year, which was batched with the South Wiltshire UTC scheme. It has also been selected to build South Devon UTC in Newton Abbot. It has numerous projects across the south west of England including the complex Living Systems Institute for the University of Exeter. BAM is behind 16 UTC projects.

To find out more about South Wiltshire UTC visit