BAM Construct UK has been awarded a place as an integrator and lead designer on The Construction Innovation Hub’s flagship Platform Design programme, which is backed by the UK Government.

Chief Executive James Wimpenny commented “BAM is proud to be supporting the Construction Innovation hub to deliver its platform design program. This initiative will help us to foster collaborative innovation and encourage the wide spread adoption of offsite within the public sector. Leading to a step change in the way we deliver new buildings in the future”

BAM will form part of a collaborative team of integrators, designers, specialists and SMEs who will develop a platform for new buildings using a kit of parts, which once complete will enable the public sector to improve the performance of new buildings by offering greater whole-life value and lower carbon and energy use.

Participants will develop and refine their products, technologies or services, which will be installed and showcased on a proof-of-concept building. Demonstrating how these solutions can be applied across a wide range of UK government projects for vital new buildings like schools, hospitals and prisons.

The platform will be delivered in association with manufacturing, building performance and digital specialists from the three partners of the Hub - the Manufacturing Technology Centre, BRE and Centre for Digital Built Britain,

The initiative supports the Government’s ambition to drive innovation and build industrial capability and capacity in businesses throughout the UK, to deliver more sustainable buildings in the near future.

Speaking at Futurebuild2020, Construction Innovation Hub Programme Director, Keith Waller said:

“Our flagship Platform Design programme is a game-changer for construction. With the right blend of expertise and collaboration across Government and industry, we could see a critical mass of new built projects like schools and hospitals constructed using the Platform approach in as little as ten years, driving improved productivity and performance for the sector and better outcomes for the environment and society.”