Construction firm Bam announced as main contractors for Bedworth Physical Activity Hub

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 12 March 2022

A CONTRACTOR has been announced for Bedworth’s Physical Activity Hub.

CGI imagery of the new Activity Hub (Image: Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council)

It was only last Thursday (3 March) that the plans for the new activity hub were lodged with Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council (NBBC).

Two days ago (10 March), it was revealed that BAM Construction have been appointed as the main contractors fro the Activity Hub – and they were chosen following a ‘competitive process’

BAM are operating under a ‘pre-construction services agreement’ (PCSA).

Bedworth’s newly-planned Physical Activity Hub will includes a new 25 metre community pool, with a total of eight lanes – as well as a learner pool, which will sport a moveable floor.

There are also plans for sports facilities, such as a four-court sports hall, 120 station fitness centre, a 3G sports pitch, a new ‘all wheels’ skate park and and a learn to ride facility.

According to a Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council (NBBC) spokesperson, the construction works will be ‘carefully planned’ around the existing leisure centre’s operation.

IThe scheme is expected to be completed during 2024 and it will commence later this year.

BAM Construction have a prestigious CDP ‘A’ rating – and the construction firm will work alongside the Council’s Project Team to develop the design of the building, as well as technical details and logistics.

This also includes examining the process to achieve net zero carbon de-risking the project.

The Borough Council have the option to enter a building contract to deliver the full project – circa £24.7 million in total – upon completion of the pre-construction services, including ground investigation surveys and an extensive ‘cut and fill’ exercise.

Coun. Sue Markham, Portfolio Holder for Public Services at the Borough Council, said: “I am delighted that we have appointed BAM as our contractors for this project.

“They are a hugely experienced company that have delivered a range of projects with a focus on sustainability.

“We are really forging ahead now with our vision for the new Hub, and I can’t wait to see the plans develop further now we have BAM on board.”

Dave Ellis, Regional Director of BAM Construction in the Midlands said: “Creating this £24.7m Physical Activity Hub has already established an excellent relationship with Nuneaton & Bedworth Borough Council.

“BAM has created over £600m of leisure facilities over the last five years alone which shows our strength and experience in this sector.

He concluded: “Being a local contractor, we also understand about working closely with the communities around us to create strong social value programmes and we will use our time wisely to give something back to those around us.”

The team of consultants include Hadron Consulting, GT3 Architects, and Faithful & Gould, who BAM have worked with in past times back in 2019 to deliver the award-winning Dover Leisure Centre.

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