Contractor appointed preferred bidder for £30m arts and media centre at the University of Salford

Salford Gateway - Stride Treglown

Bam Construct has been appointed as preferred bidder for a £30m arts and media centre at the University of Salford.

Building understands Bam Construct fought off competition from Lend Lease, Vinci, Shepherd and Willmott Dixon for Salford Gateway job.

The new arts building, designed by architect Stride Treglown, forms part of a major revamp of the University of Salford.

The 16,000sq m, seven-storey building will be at the gateway to a new pedestrian route through the university called the Broadway.

This will link the university with a student village as well as a nearby railway station.

The Gateway building will be the new home for the schools of music, performance, architecture and art and design and will include a new theatre, recording studios, performance rooms, café, and specialist teaching space along with workshops.