BAM Construction wins contract to renovate Selfridges building in UK

WCN Editorial Team 2 Dec 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

BAM Construction, a subsidiary of Royal BAM Group, has secured a contract from Hammerson, a British property development and investment firm, for renovation work on Selfridges building at Bullring in the UK.

The work on the project will involve removal, cleaning, restoring and storing building’s 16,000 aluminium disks and the building’s facade will also be replaced and a new layer of insulation will be installed.

The renovation work on the project will be delivered by a team of architects, cladding specialists and structural engineers.  

The Selfridges building will be wrapped in a striking patterned hoarding which was created by a fashion designer and artist Osman Yousefzada during the renovation work.

Upon completion of wrapping, the building will be re-painted in the original Yves Klein Blue before the disks are re-attached.

BAM said that the renovation works and insulation upgrades on the building will deliver an improvement in U Values (the rate of transfer of heat through a building) that will make the building more energy-efficient to run whilst improving its carbon footprint.

The renovation work on the façade project is expected to be completed in 2022.

The company said that the store will remain open throughout and trade as normal during the work.

BAM Construction Midlands director Dave Ellis said: “This is an iconic building that everybody recognises, with an iconic brand behind it. BAM is going to restore it to its original best. Modern point cloud techniques have allowed us to work more efficiently on the details of these 16,000 disks.

“Given the need to erect extensive scaffolding around this very central building, we are working at night to minimise any impact at ground level during the day.”

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BAM appointed for Bullring façade project. (Credit: Royal BAM Group nv.)  

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