Exclusive: Contractor beats big names to job to build an Aero Engine Controls advanced manufacturing and technology facility in Birmingham


Source: Alamy

Bam Construction has won the £50m job to build Rolls-Royce’s new advanced manufacturing facility in Birmingham.

The job involves the construction of a 250,000ft2 advanced manufacturing and technology facility for Aero Engine Controls (AEC), which is a subsidiary of Rolls-Royce.

According to construction analyst Barbour ABI, Bam beat Balfour Beatty, Interserve, Sir Robert McAlpine and Vinci to the contract, which is worth £50m.

The building, located at Birmingham Business Park, was granted planning permission by Solihull council last year.

The firm is expected to relocate more than 1,100 West Midlands AEC staff from their current premises at Shaftmoor Lane and York Road, Birmingham, into the new state-of-the-art facility from 2014.

The building will incorporate technology, design, development, manufacturing and testing capabilities.

Last year Bam won a £25m contract to build a new 42,000ft2 Rolls-Royce for the manufacture of turbine blades for jet engines.

Bam Construction declined to comment.