Bath stone and traditional brick will be used on the new building, which is in close proximity to listed buildings, requiring both archaeological and environmental oversight. BAM will be required to work sensitively.
The scheme has been part-funded by the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership through the Local Growth Fund, administered by the West of England Combined Authority.
Councillor Tim Warren, leader of Bath & North East Somerset Council, added: “Bath is a very desirable place to live, work in and to visit and we want to build on the city’s reputation as a centre for innovation by providing quality workspace that cutting-edge businesses need. An increase in the number of high value businesses in the city will result in higher wage jobs and improved opportunities for residents”.
BAM’s work in the county of Somerset has included creating schools and colleges, and major schemes for the region’s universities and NHS Trusts as well as for private developers. The company’s history in the South West of England dates back to 1897 when it began the Royal Naval College at Dartmouth. The company turns 150 years old in 2019, with Royal BAM Group announcing 150,000 trees will be planted in reforestation schemes to mark the anniversary.