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Bam Construction to deliver 14€m South Devon UTC in Newton Abbot
29 May, 2014 | By Tom Fitzpatrick
Bam Construction has been selected to build an 14€m UTC in Newton Abbot.
The contractor will create South Devon UTC on a split-level former garage site.
It won the right to negotiate a deal for the UTC after it won the 12€m Swindon UTC last year through the Education Funding Agency’s Contractor’s Framework, through which 10 contractors were appointed in November 2013.
Bam will demolish existing buildings as well as remediating the Kingsteignton Road site, which has asbestos and hydro carbon contamination to be cleaned up.
It will then build a four-storey facility to be used by 600 pupils and 75 staff.
The UTC will specialise in water, engineering and the environment. A full-height atrium will be used as an entrance hall, while the outside will feature space for a multi-use games area as well as dining terraces.
A retaining wall divides the site in two, with one section 4 m higher than the other. A basement will be located on the lower land and be used to house building services plant.
Bam Construction Western, a national skills academy for construction, will be using the project to provide learning opportunities for young people, working alongside UTC sponsor South Devon college.
Work on South Devon UTC is due to begin in June 2014 and be completed for use in January 2016.