Supporting the NHS to tackle COVID

BAM delivered the NHS Nightingale Hospital in Harrogate.


We know health

For 40 years, BAM has taken a leading role in the modernisation of UK healthcare facilities. We have been entrusted by health authorities to design, construct and manage public and private healthcare and medical facilities to the value of £3bn since 1984.


What we do

We are leaders in healthcare, integrating modern methods of construction, digital technology and sustainability into our work.

  • We provide unrivalled service to acute and community health providers.
  • We deliver high quality services right across UK
  • We have four decades of expertise in the healthcare industry.
68 projects projects completed across the health sector over the last 10 years
£436.5m value value of projects
12+ years years working at Aintree Hospital
Helping Trusts Trusts to meet Net Zero



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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

Trusted partnerships:

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)


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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 NetherlandsIsala clinics, Zwolle, The Netherlands


Maas Hospital, The NetherlandsMaas Hospital, The Netherlands


Nick Findlay Nick Findlay Business Development Manager - London 0207 374 3600
James Bravington James Bravington Business Development Manager - Central 0121 746 4000
John Salvini John Salvini Business Development Manager - Northern 0113 290 8800
Adrian Blackie Adrian Blackie Pre Construction Director - Northern 0161 877 9274
Phil Bailey Phil Bailey Business Development Manager - Western 0117 944 8800
Sion Owen Sion Owen Business Development Manager - Western 0117 944 8800
David Carson David Carson Pre Construction Director - Scotland 0141 779 8888