Shower and North East Somerset Council has delegated BAM Construction for a £21.5m office development in Bath city centre.
Empowering works for the Bath South Quays development have started nearby and BAM will begin building works in the spring. It will be the primary recently built office building in the city for more than 25 years. Finish is normal in 2021.
The development is on the banks of the River Avon. It is being conveyed in various stages including the obliteration of some current structures; establishing sheet piling foundations for an extension that will be conveyed later; and building a suite of offices totalling 45,000 sq ft.
Neil Dorrington, construction director for BAM, said: “The council have tasked us with a very interesting and very complex building scheme, and that is what we thrive on. It is a fascinating development, which requires our specialist design skills as well as our pedigree in making complex construction happen. As always, the key to success is how we work with our partners and we are delighted to be working closely with the council and its team to bring about these historic and stylish changes at the centre of Bath.”
Shower stone and conventional block will be utilized on the new building, which is near buildings, requiring both archaeological and environmental oversight.