BAM Outlines Sustainability Aims for £44m College Plan


BAM Construction has won a £44 million redevelopment deal with Yeovil College in Somerset. 

3D image of BAM £44m college project
Credit: Yeovil College
by Rory ButlerNovember 28, 2022

Inside the deal: With full financial backing from the Department for Education (DfE), Yeovil College is one of 16 colleges in the UK to receive a share of the £1.5 billion FE Capital Transformation Fund. 

The whole campus will be redesigned and modernised over the next four years. 

As part of wider campus transformation plans, more than £12 million has been invested in driving skills in the community: 

  • Construction, Automotive, Engineering 
  • An Institute of Technology 
  • A new Health, Education and Science Centre 

BAM sustainability aims 

  • Circularity of materials 
  • Passive building design  
  • Thermal mass design 
  • Digital construction/engineering 
  • Dimmable LED, supplementing natural light 
  • Net zero carbon in operation  

“Our sustainability credentials for creating net zero carbon schemes in the education sector are exceptionally strong, so this fantastic new development for Yeovil College is an ideal opportunity for us to work together collaboratively, creating the kind of Built Environment that people want to learn in for the future,” said Graham Kindgon, Construction Director for BAM. 

“BAM is committed to quantify the embodied carbon of construction, providing valuable data allowing the college to reduce whole-life carbon across the campus.”  

A planning application will be submitted in December, with aims to start work within 12 months. 

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