Reiach & Hall-designed office scheme is highly sustainable and will cover 7,300m2 over four storeys

Bam Construction has been appointed as preferred bidder to build a £15m National Operations Centre for Scottish Water.

The contractor will deliver a highly sustainable new build office near Glasgow, covering 7,300m2 over four storeys.  

Architect Reiach & Hall designed the building around a central atrium to maximise the use of natural ventilation and light, and with a biomass boiler, thermal water heating and photovoltaic panels.

Bam plans to use sustainable urban drainage systems and rainwater harvesting to boost the building’s environmental performance.

Work is scheduled to start on site in February next year and completion is expected in summer 2013.

Paul Neil, Bam Scotland’s regional pre-construction manager, said: “We are delighted to be selected as preferred bidder for this strategically and environmentally important building.

“The project would allow Bam to showcase its expertise and experience in designing cost effective, highly sustainable and user friendly office buildings.”