BAM moving into self-designed and built HQ

BAM Construction’s North West team is relocating this Monday, 14 March, into a building which the firm itself developed, designed and build in 2008.

Around 45 of the 140-strong team of BAM Construction are moving into the Metro Building at Salford Quays and the construction business will be joined by its colleagues from BAM Properties and BAM FM (facilities management).

Steve Byrne, Regional Director of BAM Construction North West, explained:

“As relocations go, this has a lot of benefits for us. Firstly, nobody’s journey to work is going to be much different. Our central position won’t change. And most beneficially, we’ll be in premises we know well as the Metro Building is a great example of how we can take a building through its entire lifecycle from being merely an idea to running it efficiently.”

BAM has had a dedicated presence in Manchester for several decades and has built a range of diverse and iconic structures across the whole North West including refurbishing the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, Cheshire Constabulary’s HQ and Training Centre in Winsford, Manchester City’s Platt Lane Stand, and the 14-storey tower and grade I listed building known as 82 King Street.

Its clients include the Co-Operative Group, Unilever, BAE Systems, and all of the area’s major universities and local authorities. It is particularly known for its market leading position on building information modelling, a collaborative technology, and for its work with communities to help return local benefits from its schemes.

German shipping line Hamburg Süd has taken the last remaining floor of BAM Properties’ Metro office development, agreeing a 10-year lease.

BAM’s team will take the 11,000 ft² on the second floor. The 72,500 ft² office was completed in 2008 and is now fully let. Other occupiers include engineering giant Jacobs and IT consultant Insight Direct.