BAM wins two building contracts in Germany

WCN Editorial Team 19 Oct 2018 EUROPE BUILDINGS

BAM Deutschland, the German subsidiary of Dutch construction services company Royal BAM Group, has won two contracts, together worth more than €70m, for the construction of an office and residential building in Berlin and for the extension of the university hospital in Jena, located in east Germany.

The company will deliver a seven-storey building, Rosenthaler Strasse 43-45, for development company DC Values, in Berlin.

Designed by Berlin architects TCHOBAN VOSS Architekten, the building will be constructed above two underground floors.

The ground floor will feature retail spaces, including two supermarkets, and the higher floors will offer office space, as well as 45 senior homes.

The project, worth €39m, is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

BAM Deutschland will also construct a new hospital wing for Universitatsklinikum Jena. The new wing, A5, which has been designed by WTR Architekten of Munich, will feature six storeys above an underground floor.

The building will accommodate the departments of radiotherapy, geriatrics, dermatology and the day clinic psycho-oncology, as well as nursing departments and an intensive care unit.

The contract is worth €34.5m and the company expects to complete the project in March 2021. Half of the contract value is for BAM.

Earlier in October 2018, Galère, a Belgian operating company of BAM with operations in Wallonia and Brussels, in joint venture with Jan De Nul, won a €20m contract from the Walloon government (Service public de Wallonie) for the first phase of the refurbishment of the Monsin dam on the Meuse in Belgium.

The Pont Barrage de Monsin dam includes a traffic bridge over the Meuse in Liège near Jupille-sur-Meuse.

The complex, designed by architect Joseph Moutschen, was opened in 1930. The bridge connects the right bank of the Meuse with the island of Monsin, located between the Meuse and the Albert Canal.

The weir is also used as a hydroelectric power plant with a capacity of 18MWe.

Under the contract, the joint venture will renew two of the six steel weirs, each with a length of 27 metres and weighing 110 tonnes. Three associated lifting towers will also be renewed and the movement works modernised.

The joint venture will also refurbish the control building, construct a new workshop, and make the existing fish ladder at the weir suitable for passing eels.

Preparatory work, including the construction of a temporary works bridge, is in progress. Construction will be taken up during the low water period from April to the end of October 2019.


Image: A rendering of Rosenthaler Strasse 43-45 in Berlin. Photo: Courtesy of BAM International.

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