BAM Construction is celebrating success at the 2021 Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards after two landmark projects delivered by its North East team were recognised with a number of awards.

On what proved to be a very successful night for BAM, the Sir William Henry Bragg building at the University of Leeds was named Building Project of the Year and the Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire & Humber scooped the award for Integration and Collaborative Working, as well as the prestigious ‘Best of the Best’ award. Both construction projects were also Highly Commended or finalists in several other categories.

Construction of the £96 million Sir William Henry Bragg building was completed in March 2021. The building is the largest single construction project that the University of Leeds has undertaken since the 1960s, providing engineering and physical sciences students and staff with an impressive range of specialised laboratory facilities and teaching spaces to support cutting-edge research and collaboration.

The 500-bed temporary Nightingale Hospital Yorkshire & Humber was officially opened in April 2020 by the late Captain Sir Tom Moore. It was built through the collaboration of BAM’s construction, design, engineering, plant and facilities management businesses, along with the British Army, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, NG Bailey, Silcock Leedham, Roses Medical, Brebur and Harrogate Conference Centre.

‘The success of these projects was built on a real team effort and these awards are fitting recognition of the commitment and hard work shown by the whole BAM team in maintaining our already high standards on two very high profile and challenging projects.

‘I’m very proud of the way our region overcame immense challenges to complete these projects despite the tough Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, and how they demonstrated the value of teams and colleagues in BAM coming together to support each other, and work together to achieve our shared goals.’

John Phillips

Regional Director, North East

The annual Constructing Excellence Yorkshire and Humber Awards are organised by the Centre for Knowledge Exchange, part of the School of Built Environment, Engineering and Computing at Leeds Beckett University. 

BAM’s Yorkshire business is also responsible for Leeds Arena and the new and high-tech Pathology Laboratory for St James’ Hospital, a leading example of digital construction technology.