Sheffield City Council has confirmed BAM’s role in helping to develop the city’s ambitious Sheffield Retail Quarter (SRQ).
Sheffield City Council has been committed to delivering a Retail Quarter in the city centre for a number of years and the plans are now gathering pace after it announced that BAM Construction will help make it a reality.
In a statement by Sheffield City Council, a spokesperson said: “Bam has been selected as the main contractor for the first phase of the Sheffield Retail Quarter, which includes a new city centre location for HSBC and associated retail and business units, and are currently appointed under a pre-construction services agreement.
“Work on site has started on the first phase of the SRQ, which includes 160,000 sq ft of office space and around 57,500 sq feet of retail space. HSBC has signed as the anchor tenant on a 15-year lease which commits a vitally important employer to the city centre. Main construction activity is due to start shortly with completion of the building and new public realm is due in the first half of 2019.”
For BAM Construction, director Kelvin Pollard said: “This is Sheffield’s most significant construction scheme, and our track record in the city is already second to none, so BAM is thrilled to be working on something that affects the lives of so many people here.
“It’s a demanding and complex scheme, requiring a well-developed suite of skills and expertise, and a modern approach to technology and collaboration. That is our reputation in a nutshell. We’re already on site and are excited by the challenge of making it happen.”
BAM’s track record in Sheffield includes delivering more than £400m of schemes in the city since 2000. Its clients include BT, HSBC, ASDA, M&S, University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University and the Meadowhall Centre.
BAM also had an extensive partnership with the NHS, and this is its third recent scheme with the Council which has recently seen it deliver Don Valley School and Graves Leisure Centre.