nuneaton abbey street development

BAM Construct UK has been confirmed as the construction partner for phase one of the Nuneaton Abbey Street development

The Nuneaton Abbey Street development, a 145-bedroom Hampton by Hilton hotel in Nuneaton has been funded with a grant from the Future High Streets Fund, as part of the Government’s plan to renew and reshape town centres.

Phase two of the Abbey Street development will include new buildings for leisure operators, a food hall, a town centre campus for North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College and a multi-storey car park.

BAM has already completed initial works involving fencing, ground investigations and remediation.

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is the developer for the new scheme, with its strategic development partner Queensberry.

The Nuneaton Abbey Street development will see enabling works, preparation work for new leisure developments and public open spaces completed, together with the building of the town centre’s first hotel.

The appointment of BAM ensures the next stages of the project following the acquisition of land and property, demolition and some enabling works which have already been completed.

‘Breathing new life into Nuneaton’

Cllr Kris Wilson, leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said: “This is a critical step in the work we need to do to improve Nuneaton town centre, and we are pleased to confirm that Bam will be the people to work with us on this.

“They have an impressive track record and their contribution to breathing new life into Nuneaton is going to make a fantastic difference to the town.

“Abbey Street has always been a crucial part of our town that makes Nuneaton so distinctive. This work will literally cement its place as the refreshed heart of this town. The town centre will benefit from a new future in which leisure, food and drink and visitor facilities sit hand in hand with the market and town centre shops.”

A major improvement in Nuneaton’s built environment

David Ellis, regional director for BAM Construction Midlands, also commented: “This will be a significant and multi-faceted development. It will touch so many local people and businesses across the area in a positive way. We will work sensitively and respectfully with those around us while delivering this major improvement in Nuneaton’s built environment.

“What BAM brings is our outstanding experience in place-making developments, plus industry-leading sustainability and technological capabilities. Above all, we are a highly collaborative team and will work closely with our partners and we are really looking forward to bringing positive change to Nuneaton.”

Completion of the new Abbey Street development is expected in Autumn 2023

Rob Hughes, development manager at Queensberry, added: “BAM’s involvement marks an important milestone and it’s fantastic to see that work on site has now started. We anticipate that Hilton by Hampton will take approximately 20 months to build, with completion expected in Autumn 2023.”


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