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BAM allocates £150 million package contracts to North West firms

BAM allocates £150 million package contracts to North West firms
BAM allocates £150 million package contracts to North West firms

BAM Construction has reportedly awarded package contracts worth nearly £150 million to North West firms on the company’s Manchester arena job. The chief contractor has just moved into an entire contract which is worth more than £250 million for the recently-named Co-op Live project.

As per sources, Provectus, a clean-up specialist from Brownfield, is carrying out millions of pounds of bulk remediation and excavation work.

According to Robert Doherty, the Operations Director for SES Strategic Projects, SES is engaging with its own supply chain, making sure that packages are delivered by firms from the Manchester area. The company will have more than 100 people working on this project, opening up opportunities for the involvement of local people, added Doherty.

In the opinion of BAM Construction North West’s Director, Ian Fleming, with the acceleration of the construction programme, a big apprenticeships programme is slated to be announced.

According to Tim Leiweke, the Chief Executive of Oak View Group, the commencement of the construction of Co-op Live represents an exciting step. Since unveiling its plans the previous year, Oak View Group has remained committed towards the maximization of the benefits that are brought to the city and the entire of North West.

Leiweke further added that the present milestone of £150 million in orders for local companies represents a proud moment for the project and will aid in supporting local jobs. This will also assure that the positive effect of the company’s investment is already being felt.

The team of the project is committed towards procuring locally from the wider North West region and Manchester, with a dozen companies from the region already engaged.

It is to be noted that Severfield has bagged the job of erecting 9,000 tonnes of steelwork, supplied from the Bolton depot of the company. On the other hand, the Altrincham office of SES has secured the massive order for electrical and mechanical works. The striking roof and façade of the arena will be provided by Cheadle-based Prater.

Source credit: https://www.constructionenquirer.com/2021/05/05/bam-awards-150m-worth-of-manchester-arena-packages/

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