Contractor to design and build west London school

Nishkam School West London

Bam has won a deal to design and build a £25m multi-faith school in west London.

Bam Design and Bam Construction have been appointed for the Nishkam School in Isleworth, with the contract secured through the Education Funding Agency’s National Contractors Framework.

Bam Design has provided concept architecture, as well as mechanical, structural, and fittings services on the scheme.

The all-through school with a sixth form will provide places for 1,400 pupils and be set over two and three storeys with four wings linked to a central hub.

The works include a four-court sports hall, two dining halls, main assembly hall, and a central faith area with an ETFE dome.

Sustainability features include solar panels on the roof to allow the school to meet the requirements of the London Plan.

There will also be electric charging points in the car park, while the football field will be used for storm attenuation.

Mick Kelly, Bam’s construction director, said: “We know that we’ll need to build this scheme considerately and sensitively and that success hinges on the quality of our partnership with the Nishkam team.

“We’re a collaborative company by nature and we will work very diligently to make this an important addition to the educational needs of the area and providing a special place for young people to learn and develop.”