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BAM awarded construction contract for £50m Cardiff University student building

BAM has now been confirmed as the main contractor after carrying-out enabling works at the Cathays Campus site.

Construction work is due to start later this year and be completed in 2020. The construction phase of the project will create 18 new jobs, including apprentices, and will support around 150 contractor jobs on site.

Designed by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the Centre will provide a new home for student support services and offer additional social study spaces, consultation rooms, a 550-seat auditorium and quiet contemplation spaces.

The scheme forms part of a £600m investment by the University over 10 years to upgrade its campus, including a £260m investment in its teaching, learning and student experience.

BAM Director Craig Allen said “BAM has a long and productive partnership with Cardiff University, having previously delivered two world class buildings for them. The Centre for Student Life building is uniquely complex with many third party interfaces but it is also a fascinating challenge which we are already deeply engaged with. We are looking forward to delivering a fantastic building for our client which will become the heart of the University’s campus.”