BAM is associated with
Co-creating designs to support treatment and recovery
Co-creation is key to ensuring that facilities deliver for staff and patients from day one. At East Highgate Hospital in Camden, we brought together a team that included occupational therapists, nurses, security, operations and maintenance and end service users to help us design the building.
This process gave us valuable insights into how the facility needed to work on a day-to-day basis, including how important it was for the building to look fantastic, helping to destigmatise mental health care. As a result, the building’s interior and exterior have been designed to a high-quality, hotel-like specification and access has been provided to outdoor roof terraces with planters, flowers and herbs.
Building long-term relationships
The successful delivery of healthcare facilities is also reliant on the creation of long-term relationships built on trust. We have worked closely with Aintree Hospital for over 12 years and Southampton General since 1973 delivering over 20 projects across their estates, including new operating theatres, emergency departments, intensive care units and more.
Helping Trusts to meet Net Zero
Government carbon reduction targets combined with a greater public awareness of climate change are pushing sustainability firmly onto the agenda. BAM is working with health clients to identify ways to reduce energy and improve the performance of new and existing facilities. At Wharfedale Hospital we are installing an array of solar panel canopies in the hospital car park to provide a low-carbon renewable power source for the hospital.
We work with our clients to ensure our buildings are efficient with renewable energy solutions incorporated and carbon reduction as a focus throughout design and material selection. On the General Intensive Care Unit project at University Hospital Southampton this included the commissioning of independent design stage carbon assessments and post-completion carbon assessments to help inform the design of future projects
Our innovative approaches improve efficiency and reduce costs
Digital innovation is at the forefront of our design and construction. We’re pioneering the use of digital twins, BIM, asset data and tagging. We’re winning awards for our digital construction at University Hospital Bristol & Weston and we’re supporting technology-led patient care on schemes such as the Pathology Laboratory at Leeds Teaching Hospital.
A rapid response to support the NHS
BAM delivered the NHS Nightingale Hospitals in Harrogate and Exeter during the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic. This involved converting an old DIY store into a 116 bed hospital in just 57 days and transforming the Harrogate conference centre into a 500 bed facility in less than three weeks. BAM also built the world’s first automated saliva test laboratory and has supported many P22 rapid response projects, to quickly equip the NHS with the tools it needs to care for our communities.
Time-lapse video of how BAM built Nightingale Harrogate
We’re proud to serve:
- 4 years+ UHBW
- 6 years+ Royal Cornwall
- 12 years+ University Hospital Southampton
- 12 years+ Liverpool University Hospital Aintree
Awards and recognition
- Constructing Excellence South West 2023: Digital Construction Awards – University Hospital Bristol & Weston (UHBW) Emergency Department Atrium – Safe System of Work
- 2021 Construction Expo Awards: Best Construction Project
- 2021 Building Excellence Awards: Best Non-residential Extension of Alteration
- 2021 Health Estates and Facilities Management Association (South-West)
Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury
Drawing on European best practice
We are able to draw on the knowledge and expertise of our teams across Europe, allowing us to share their health care best practice with our clients in the UK. In Germany, BAM is currently constructing the world’s first hospital built on Passiv principles and our Dutch projects regularly involve whole life performance considerations such as embodied carbon and maintenance when choosing materials and products. Other Dutch schemes such as Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam are using building design to support the healing environment.
Isala clinics, Zwolle, The Netherlands
Maas Hospital, The Netherlands