BAM Construction chosen to deliver next stage of new Lincoln Medical School

The University of Lincoln has appointed BAM Construction to deliver the next stage of the Lincoln Medical School.

After the completion of the first stage of a competitive two-stage tendering process through the YorBuild framework, BAM was selected to develop the detailed design and finalise costs for the major new academic facility on the University’s Brayford Pool Campus; the first of its kind in Lincolnshire.

Working in collaboration with the University and Perfect Circle JV, BAM will create the most sustainable building at the University featuring a living wall and solar wall which celebrate the sustainable aspirations of the scheme.

The £21million, five-storey development will sit opposite the Isaac Newton Building and next to the Janet Lane-Claypon Building and will create a science corridor within the campus. Facilities to be built include lecture theatres, laboratories, anatomy pro-section suites and a dedicated science library, as well as clinical skills suites and a modern-day physics garden.

John Phillips, Regional Director, BAM Construction, said: “We have been building in Lincoln since 1945 when we worked on St Swithin’s Power Station, and our CV includes medical buildings such as Lincoln County Hospital 30 years ago, when I was a site engineer and many previous projects for the University.

“This local track record, which means a great deal to me personally, makes it particularly exciting for us to be engaged by the University to deliver their Medical School during our 150th year.

“We look forward to working with the University again; our established relationship with them enables us to take the best of the facilities that have already been delivered, and create an even better building through design and delivery. We are leaders in sustainability, but both in construction and in use the Medical School will create a new benchmark for the industry.”

Harvey Dowdy, Director of Estates at the University of Lincoln, said: “The Lincoln Medical School is an exciting project for the University of Lincoln and marks the start of improvements to the healthcare system within Lincolnshire. We are delighted to be working with BAM Construction to deliver this landmark building for the campus, which will be our most sustainable facility.

“The first cohort of students will start in existing facilities in September 2019, and we are excited to be able to involve these students in the development of the new purpose built facility.”

Works will commence on site later this year and delivery is expected to be completed during Spring 2021.