BAM has begun work on one of the UK’s largest schools, the new Exmouth Community College which will have capacity for up to 2,850 pupils
Exmouth Community College is located on Green Close and includes a new three-storey teaching block which will house a large hall with bleacher seating for drama performances.
The new teaching block will sit at the heart of the college campus and the construction programme requires a considerable amount of planning to keep the existing buildings live whilst the demolition and new build construction is conducted.
‘Communication is key’
Project manager for BAM, Chris Scoins said: “Communication is key on a project like this and we have developed a close, collaborative relationship with both the client and the school to promote good working relationships.
“With the successful completion of the phase one works on time we are now progressing with main construction.”
Procured under the government’s Department for Education capital framework as part of their priority schools building programme, this will be the ninth school delivered in Devon and Cornwall by BAM.
Completion is expected for September 2023 when the college will have capacity for up to 2,850 pupils.
BAM is also currently delivering the new MRI suite and oncology ward at the Royal Cornwall Hospital and recently handed over a new care home and the NHS Nightingale Hospital in Exeter.
Committed to attracting new talent to the industry, this construction project aims to host a series of work experience placements as well as support one construction student on a 45-week T-level placement.