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08/07/2016

BAM To Deliver £21m Academy Building In Swindon

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BAM has been selected by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) to deliver a new £21 million academy building project in Swindon.

The company will create a three-storey secondary teaching school for Great Western Academy (GWA) at Tadpole Farm in North West Swindon.

Work is due to begin in January 2017, with completion scheduled for July 2018.

Designed by international design practice Scott Brownrigg, the new facility will cater for 1,210 pupils providing modern study/teaching facilities including ICT, Science and Maths, Design and Technology and the Creative Arts (Music, Drama and Dance). Sports facilities include a Sports Hall, outdoor football pitches, and a multi-use games area.

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Pat Griffin, Design Manager for BAM Construction, said: "One reason we have a strong track record in the education field is that we are a collaborative company, and what drives our work is a thorough understanding of our client's needs and forming successful partnerships with them. Part of that involves understanding their community and the people whom their building serves, so the consultation is important to us and we look forward to hearing the views of local people."

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