A major construction company that operates across the North West and is behind significant developments such as Manchester City’s Football Academy, and Unilever’s Advanced Manufacturing Centre in Port Sunlight, Merseyside, has revealed its photo archive one day ahead of a ceremonial tree planting event to mark its 150th anniversary.
BAM Construction operates from Salford and covers the whole of the North West from North Wales, to Lancashire and Cumbria. On Tuesday (December 10th) it marks its 150th anniversary internationally by planting the final instalment of 150,000 trees during the year. The planting takes place in Boz Park, Bury, in Greater Manchester. [Interview bids welcome – see details below]
Ian Fleming, the regional director for BAM in the region, says:
“If you live in Liverpool, North Wales, and Greater Manchester, you’ve almost certainly stepped inside a building we created. We’ve built around 50 hospitals and healthcare schemes, around 50 schools and universities, and the same number of offices and retail schemes, among many others.
“In the past 20 years we’re best known for our education buildings including universities and schools, leisure centres, and some special schemes like the Co-Op HQ and the National Graphene Institute, but our history reflects how British life has changed.”
BAM’s first scheme in the region was in 1933 when it built the parcel office in Hatton Garden. Its earliest schemes were industrial for Rolls Royce, ICI, Rover, British Oxygen, Kraft Food in Liverpool and British Rail among others.
“Our sister company BAM Nuttall created the Royal Liver Building in 1911. It was one of the first in the world using reinforced concrete and some said it would prove impossible to build.
“Britain was an industrial engine in the 50s and 60s,” continues Ian Fleming, “and we built for the biggest names of their day. That remains true remained the same with clients like Unilever coming to BAM for the quality of our work, our collaborative attitude and modern techniques.”