Bam Construction wins contract to build £29 million school of veterinary medicine
Well-known UK contractor Bam Construction has managed to secure a contract worth £29 million for building the new school of veterinary medicine for the University of Surrey, a news report in the local business media has revealed.
The school will comprise of three buildings located on the university’s Guildford campus, including here a 7,150 sq m academic building that will include offices and flexible teaching spaces. It will also have teaching and state-of-the-art research laboratories built to the highest levels of biosecurity, a central atrium hosting a café, reception and administrative facilities.
The school would also include a 2,500 sq m animal management centre that will provide high containment teaching and research labs, while the 1,500 sq m clinical skills building will include an animal examination area.
Infrastructure will also be required, such as earthworks, drainage, utilities and IT connections as well as the construction of roads, cycle ways, footpaths, exercise areas for animals and landscaping.
Sustainability features will include naturally ventilated office and teaching spaces, and an atrium roof shaped to guide rising air into the plant room for heat extraction.
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