Construction on medical research facility begins next week

BAM Construction has been awarded a £20m contract to build a science led facility for Cardiff University. 

At about 10,000m2, the Haydn Ellis Building will house lecture theatres, clinics, laboratory spaces and office accommodation. Ranging between three and five storeys, the building will also feature a large atrium, zinc cladding and a concrete cantilevered staircase.

BAM beat off competition from a strong shortlist of bidders which included Willmott Dixon, Laing O’Rourke, Sir Robert McAlpine, Vinci, Interserve, Morgan Sindall and Cowlins.

The development is the first time BAM and Cardiff University have worked together.

Justin Price, who has been appointed as BAM’s project manager, said: “We are very keen indeed to show Cardiff University what we can do and to develop a strong relationship.

“In very competitive market conditions we’ve secured this prestigious development of a highly sophisticated building which will look really impressive. We’re excited about our new partnership and working with the University and its community.”

The Cardiff University development breaks ground on 19 May.