BAM to break ground on University Technical College Cambridge in UK

24 September 2013

BAM Construction is set to break ground on the £10 million ($16 million) University Technical College (UTC) Cambridge in the UK on 26 September 2013.

The college, sponsored by Cambridge Regional College and Cambridge University Health Partners, is expected to be opened in September 2014.

The three-storey building is located near the £175 million ($280 million) Laboratory of Molecular Biology (LMB), which was completed by BAM in 2012.

BAM said the UTC Cambridge will specialise in biomedical and environmental sciences and technologies.

After completion, the UTC Cambridge will feature five labs on the top floor, with three capable of joining together to emulate large-scale research conditions.

Sustainability features of the facility include a combined heat and power plant to provide low-carbon energy, photovoltaic cells and gravel beds to control rainwater run-off.

BAM construction director Adam Harding said the company will create new facilities for pupils and teachers at UTC Cambridge over the next year.

"As always we will ensure our work benefits the wider community and the environment as well," Harding said.

BAM Plant will work with the project team to provide plant equipment and services that will reduce cost, risk and environmental impact.