BAM are working with the University to design and construct residential units for University key workers, a supermarket, a GP surgery and the shell of the energy centre.
They have worked with Cambridge Regional College, Cambridge University Technical College (UTS) and St Philips Primary School as part of their wider work in the area.
BAM have also been working with CRASH, the construction and property industry’s charity for homeless people who are based in Cambridge.
Working with Cambridge UTC - September 2015
55 Year 11 students from UTC Cambridge visited the North West Cambridge Development in September. Hosted by BAM Construction with the support of Wates and Willmott Dixon the students received a presentation about the development from Biky Wan, PR Manager. Trainees and apprentices working for contractors on the development were on hand to give students an insight into the variety and scope of careers within the construction industry.
A tour of the development included a visit to a model of accommodation being constructed. The students visited the development as part of a project on sustainable communities.
“A huge thank you for this morning, all the students that I have spoken to had a great time and really impressed, the staff also told me how much you put on for them.”
Dr Alistair Easterfield, Director of Science, UTC Cambridge
BAM's Charity Partner is Alzheimer’s Society
BAM Construct’s charity partner for the next two years is Alzheimer’s Society / Alzheimer Scotland, and in that time we hope to raise £100,000 to support their invaluable work. To support the partnership, staff and sub-contractors working on Lots 1 & 3 have a banner hanging from the scaffolding, which has just over 50 bricks on it. Each brick is purchased for £25.00.
Project Manager Norman Peeroozee said “We have raised £525.00 so far and as more sub-contractors come on site we expect that figure to increase, helping to provide support workers for those suffering from the condition and their families”
Fire Safety Training - No cause for alarm as fire service makes dramatic rescue
BAM offered their site for advanced training for fire officers one weekend in January.
A tower crane being used by BAM construction to develop parts of Eddington at the heart of the scheme was used for a recovery exercise. Officers from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service climbed up the working crane to perform the dummy rescue of a colleague.
“It’s great that we can help the fire service while we are here,” said BAM project manager Nick Austin. “The Fire Service have practice towers but these cranes offered an opportunity to work in unfamiliar surroundings and at greater heights. The crane continued working so not only were the crews subjected to the cold and the elements, but they were moving as the crane took on loads. Some of the crew members commented that this was unnerving. The feedback from the fire service was very positive. We are delighted to have helped them and they are also giving us comments on our own recovery plans, so it is a mutually supportive process”.
The co-operation with the Fire Service is part of BAM’s policy for using its projects across the UK to support community programmes and create learning, work experience and safety opportunities.