BAM secures Enterprise Zone for UWE in Bristol

The University of the West of England has appointed BAM Construction to deliver a £16 million Enterprise Zone that will boost growth and support new jobs.

The scheme is a refurbishment and remodelling of an existing 4250-square metre building including an internal fit-out and M&E upgrades and installations.

The new building will provide incubation space for start-up businesses and contain the Bristol Robotics Laboratory.

It was procured against competition through the Construction Framework for the South West. Parsons Brinckerhoff is the architect.

BAM’s Construction Director, Craig Allen, said: ”We are delighted to have secured the new enterprise zone project with the University of the West of England.

We look forward to building on existing relationships with the University having successfully delivered their new students union building earlier in the year.

The Enterprise Zone will be a great place to do business for new firms which will create jobs and be boost to the local economy”

Professor Martin Boddy, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research and Business Engagement at UWE said: “We are delighted to have BAM help us develop the first University Enterprise Zone supported by the government, just one of four in the country.

Construction is now underway for this development on the Frenchay Campus which will provide significant support to the region’s innovation and business growth.”