Contract wins are for rail and police projects

Bam Construction has been awarded a contract to build a new police custody suite in Hull. The contract is estimated to be worth around £20m.

The new custody suite and operational base will be built on Clough Road with building work set to commence in mid May.

The value of the contract was £3.5m less than the original estimate after being put out to tender through the YorBuild framework.

Steve Beasant, vice chairman of Humberside Police Authority, said: “Due to the current financial climate, it is an ideal time to go out to tender for such a project, as the construction industry are competing for fewer contracts.

“As a result all of the four tenders came in at less than the estimated cost for the construction resulting in the overall cost of the project lowering by almost £3.5m.”

Bam Construction also secured a £10.6m contract from Network Rail to develop additional retail facilities and more concourse space at Waterloo station.

Work on the project includes the development of 20,000 square feet of new retail space and a 220m long balcony.

Kevin Mahon, project manager for Bam, said: “Bam is very pleased to be working with Network Rail once again at such an important location.

“As a company we’re renowned for the quality of our work and our responsive attitude – both of these will be needed to deliver this project that will benefit those who visit London or live and work in it.”

Construction work on the project is scheduled to be complete by spring 2012.