Our history

September 2021

Social Partnership Portal

BAM becomes a founding member of the new online tool, bringing social suppliers and contractors together.

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February 2021

Charity partnership with the British Heart Foundation

BAM Construct UK launches national charity partnership with the British Heart Foundation.


January 2021

SFMI Gold award

BAM FM achieved a 'Gold' award at the SFMI 2020 Awards event

SFMI Gold award

December 2020

BAM Construct UK signs up to Net zero carbon emissions by 2030 

BAM Construct UK will ensure all its direct operations and all buildings it develops or directly controls, will achieve net zero carbon in operation by 2030.

In signing the World Green Building Council Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, the company is agreeing to being independently audited on progress, publicly reporting on performance, and actively influence its clients and wider stakeholders to also achieve net zero.

December 2020

CLIC Sargent

Raised more than £280k for our charity partner over three years

September 2020

Considerate Constructors Scheme

12 CCS awards, including 1 Gold, 5 Silver and 6 Bronze.

August 2020

King's Cross Sports Hall

BAM completes King’s Cross Sports Hall, constructed out of 838m2 of timber (690m3 of CLT and 147m3 glulam, from 100% PEFC chain of custody sources). But it is more than just a leisure facility – it has been designed to have multiple uses and is highly adaptable for a long lifespan. For the first two years the lower floor will serve as a location for the Construction Skills Centre, providing local people with access to training and jobs while a new facility is constructed for them. This floor will then transform into the new community sports hall for LB Camden, complementing the gym and fitness suite on the first floor.

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August 2020

UK Contractors Declare

BAM is a founding signatory of UK Contractors Declare, signing up to a declaration of climate and biodiversity emergency. We will work with several other leading contractors to mobilise and coordinate climate & biodiversity action in the built environment, with specific action aimed at achieving net-zero carbon emissions and limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels, by no later than 2050.

September 2019


For the second year BAM participated in Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB), which assesses the sustainability performance of real estate and infrastructure portfolios and assets worldwide. 

BAM PPP submitted four assessments, including two buildings managed by our BAM FM team. Somerset Schools achieved four stars, scoring 75/100 in the Environment section, for actions in reducing energy consumption. West Dunbartonshire Schools achieved three stars, demonstrating skill at stakeholder engagement, scoring 76/100. 

May 2019

CCS awards

10 CCS awards, including 3 Silver and 7 Bronze.

May 2019

Science Based Targets

Royal BAM Group sets a new science-based target for greenhouse gas emission reduction, committing to reduce CO2 intensity by 50% in 2030 (compared to 2015), and joining a limited group of companies with validated science-based targets.

March 2019


BAM has been involved in developing two guidance documents for use across the built environment:

Net Zero Carbon Buildings: A framework definition - A framework definition providing clarity on how to achieve net zero carbon in construction and operation. At the launch event, James Wimpenny said “Contractors, clients, supply chains need to radically change the way we procure, design and deliver buildings. Smart use of renewable technologies and efficient use of low carbon materials are a priority"

Circular economy guidance for construction clients - Guidance addressing the commercial realities associated with making the circular economy happen. It provides support and evidence to assist clients in setting clear strategies that ensure budgets, timescales and risks are minimised and mitigated.

February 2019

Grown in Britain Woodland Hero 2018

John Cosford, Regional Buyer, is awarded Grown in Britain's Woodland Hero 2018. Accepting the award, John said, "I am extremely pleased to win this award, which recognises the importance of the work we are undertaking to educate different parts of the construction supply chain about the benefits and qualities of British timber." 

January 2019

Circular lighting solution

Following their involvement in a joint learning series with the Supply Chain Sustainability School, Whitecroft lighting worked with BAM to deliver a circular lighting solution for the BAM FM-managed Cheshire Police Authority Headquarters and Force Training Centre.

December 2018

CLIC Sargent

In our second year of partnership with CLIC Sargent, BAM raised £83,000. Since 2017 we have raised more than £164,000 for CLIC Sargent, and will continue to work with them in 2019.

November 2018

Sustainable FM Index

BAM FM retained its Gold status on the Sustainble Facilities Management Index. This is a great achievement, as the SFMI is continuously raising the bar for each category, making is more difficult to achieve Gold. 

May 2018

Considerate Constructors Scheme

15 awards, including one Gold, eight Silver and five Bronze. One site was also achieved a Most Considerate Site Runner Up award.

March 2018

Four Pancras Square

Four Pancras Square won the BREEAM 2018 award for 'Commercial Projects – Post-Construction'. Awarded to the project that successfully delivered performance and impact in practice, the judges agreed it provided an exemplary demonstration of the value of feedback loops in design and procurement.

February 2018

Windmill Community Campus

Windmill Community Campus, built by BAM Construction in Scotland, is highly commended for the CIBSE Building Performance Award in the category Project of the Year, Public Use. 

December 2017

CLIC Sargent

In our first year of partnership with CLIC Sargent BAM raised £81,500.

November 2017

G4C Constructing Excellence Midlands Awards

Josh Prescott was awarded Student of the Year, Phil Eves awarded Mentor of the Year, and Sarah Guy was Highly Commended Young Trainee of the Year, at the 2017 Constructing Excellence Midlands Awards.

November 2017

Investing in Talent Awards 2017

In recognition of the work our trainees and graduates did as part of their enhancing lives challenge, BAM was a finalist in the Investing in Talent Awards 2017, Corporate Responsibility Scheme of the Year, having delivered 75 students engagement activities, connected with over 2,500 students, worked with nine charities and raised over £15,000.

November 2017

Coventry City Council

BAM was awarded a Gold accreditation as part of Coventry City Council's Business Charter for Social Responsibility.

November 2017

BAM takes on first hydrogen powered vehicles

BAM decided to take part in a funding competition with The Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), a government scheme supporting the roll out and market growth of fuel cell electric vehicles. BAM was amongst the winners, gaining funding to support the purchase and trialling of two light commercial vehicles. 

October 2017

North West Charity Awards

BAM's North West region was highly commended in the 'Outstanding Charity Support by a Large Companies’ Award at the North West Charity Awards in 2017. This was for their continued work with Antisocial Behaviour Reduction Charity, Mancunian Way, since 2014.

July 2017


BAM received an Above and Beyond Award from CRASH, to recognise our commitment as a Patron Company for the past 15 years, our contributions of professional expertise and materials, and fundraising for the charity by our staff. 

June 2017

Trainee and Graduate Challenge

Our trainee and graduates raised £15,000 and enhanced 4,257 lives as part of their Enhancing Lives Challenge. The winning team donated to a local food and clothing bank, donated numerous items to local schools, as well as building a sustainability centre on one of their local sites.

May 2017

Considerate Constructors Scheme

18 CCS awards, including two Gold, six Silver and ten Bronze

April 2017

30 Broadwick Street

30 Broadwick Street achieves our first Full Project FSC® Certification (TT-PRO-006105, 2017)

March 2017

Circular business models for the built environment

Arup and BAM launched a study exploring the benefits that circular business models offer stakeholders within the built environment sector.

March 2017

Cornwall Council Offices

Cornwall Council offices in Bodmin achieve a DEC B performance rating one year into operation

January 2017

Launch of CLIC Sargent partnership

Aims to raise £100,000 over two years to support young cancer patients, allowing them to thrive not just survive.

December 2016

Alzheimer's Society

Raised £188,000 in our two year partnership with Alzheimer's Society.

October 2016

CDP Climate A List

Royal BAM Group identified as a global leader for actions and strategies in response to climate change, and awarded a position on the Climate A List by CDP.

October 2016

Time to change

Signed the Time to change employer pledge, demonstrating commitment to raising awarenss and ending stigma. test

September 2016

Circular building exhibition

Involved with the circular building exhibition, a temporary structure that aimed to show people how to adopt a more circular approach to how they live and work.

September 2016


BAM achieve the CEMARS standard for the 6th year running.

July 2016

B&Q Eco Learning Store

B&Q Eco Learning Store in Cyfarthfa Retail Park wins the Construction Excellence in Wales Sustainability Award

May 2016

Considerate Constructors Scheme

19 awards, including 3 Gold, 9 Silver and 7 Bronze.

December 2015

Alzheimer’s Society 

In our first year of partnership with Alzheimer’s Society BAM raised over £95,000

December 2015


All of our trainees and graduates starting in 2015 took part in fundraising activities for CRASH, raising the profile of the charity and raising over £4,500

July 2015


In recognition of high quality carbon management and continued reductions, BAM achieved the CEMARS standard for the 5th year running.

May 2015

Considerate Constructors Scheme

19 CCS awards, including 3 Gold, 5 Silver and 11 Bronze; 1 site also won 'Most Considerate Site Runners up'.

April 2015

Two Pancras Square

Two Pancras Square achieved BREEAM Outstanding Office 2011, only the second bulding in the country to have achieved this after One Pancras Square.

March 2015

One Pancras Square

Our BAM designed and built BREEAM Outstanding One Pancras Square received the BREEAM Award 2015 in the New Offices category.

March 2015

City Football Academy

BAM wins National CSR Award 2015 for Best Community/Education Development Award for City Football Academy in Manchester, in partnership with Manchester City Football Club.

February 2015

The Quadrant 

Network Rail's Quadrant in Milton Keynes, won CIBSE's Performance Award for New Build Project of the Year (value over £10m). Focusing on actual, measured performance, the CIBSE Building Performance Awards recognise people, products and projects that demonstrate engineering excellence in the built environment. 

January 2015

Launch of Alzheimer's Society partnership

Aims to raise £100,000 over two years to provide speciast support to those affected by dementia.

December 2014

Macmillan Cancer support

BAM fundraised for Macmillan Cancer support providing over 3,500 nursing hours in local communities

December 2014

Macmillan Cancer Support

Raised £201,000 in our two year partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support

November 2014

Nottingham Orchard Hotel

Won the overall LABC 2014 Grand Final Award in the Best Large Commercial Building category

November 2014

BRE SMARTWaste annual awards

Our Imperial Tobacco project wins the award for The best large project of the year, at BRE's first ever annual SMARTWaste awards

October 2014

Climate Performance Leadership Index

Royal BAM included in the CPD's Climate Performance Leadership Index, recognising us as a global leader in Carbon Performance

August 2014

One Pancras Square

BAM's One Pancras Square, Kings Cross project, achieves a BREEAM 2011 Outstanding score of 89.3%

Our history - August 2014

May 2014

Considerate Constructors Scheme

BAM achieved 10 years as an Associate Member of the Considerate Constructors Scheme

April 2014

Business in the Community CR Index

We retained our CR Index Platinum status

April 2014

Big Tick Award

BAM win Big Tick Award 2014 for Education category of BITC Responsible Business Awards

April 2014

Considerate Constructors Scheme

24 CCS awards, inlcuding 4 Gold, 9 Silver and 11 Bronze; two sites also won 'Most Considerate Runners up'

March 2014

Your BREEAM Award

BAM's One Angel Sqaure was named the winner of 'Your BREEAM Award 2014', voted for by the public for the sustainable building they loved the most.

Jan 2014

Macmillan Cancer Support

In our first year of partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support BAM raised £96,000

Jan 2014

London Benchmarking Model

BAM's total national community contributions for 2013 (measured by the LBG) was £624, 641

Dec 2013

Benelux Carbon Disclosure Project

BAM Group ranked sector leader and 2nd overall in 2013 Benelux CDP results, with a score of 96 B

Nov 2013

One Angel Square, The Co-operative Group Headquarters

BAM's One Angel Square building achieves 95.16%, the highest Outstanding score ever certified under BREEAM

Aug 2013

Supply Chain Sustainability School

BAM joined the Supply Chain Sustainability School as a partner member

July 2013

Circular Economy 100

BAM becomes the first contractor to join the Ellen MacArthur Circular Economy 100

Apr 2013

Considerate Constructors Scheme

21 CCS awards including three Gold, five Silver and thirteen Bronze

Apr 2013

Business in The Community CR Index

Achieved our highest score ever, with a result of platinum

Mar 2013

Apprentice Ambassador Award

BAM won the Apprentice Ambassador Award and Apprentice of the Year Award for our work at the Leeds Arena

Mar 2013

Best Companies to Work For 2013

Ranked in The Sunday Times ‘Best Companies to Work For’ listings 2013, the only major contractor in the top 100

Mar 2013

Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme 

BAM Group UK achieves 1st place in the CRC EES League table

Feb 2013


Fund launched to support regional teams to volunteer on practical projects

Jan 2013

National Skills Academy for Construction NE Region

Second BAM region to successfully apply to CITB to set up a programme-led Academy 

Jan 2013

Launched Macmillan Cancer Support partnership

Aims to raise £100,000 to support Macmillan nurses in local communities

Dec 2012

One Angel Square, The Co-operative Group Headquarters

Completion of the building, on track to achieve the highest ever score under BREEAM

Nov 2012

Carleton Community School

The first school to be constructed using hemp walls to regulate internal temperatures and lock in CO2

Nov 2012

Benelux Carbon Disclosure Project 

BAM Group ranked 3rd in 2012 Benelux CDP results with a score of 93 B

Oct 2012

National Skills Academy for Construction-Western Region

Application approved by CITB for programme-led Academy to be established in region, the first in BAM

Aug 2012

Hilden Grange School

Constructed a low carbon school using 3,700m of cross laminated timber panels, glulam beams and green roofs

Our history - Aug 2012

Jun 2012

Skills for Growth Award - Bridgwater Schools Projects

BAM wins Skills for Growth in the Somerset Business Awards for our commitment to local sourcing and up skilling the workforce

Mar 2012

Considerate Constructors Scheme

24 CCS awards including three Gold, seven Silver and fourteen Bronze; two sites also won 'Most Considerate Runners up'

Mar 2012

Montgomery Primary School

Completed the zero carbon and first PassivHaus primary school in the UK

Feb 2012

Chiswick Green

An excellent example of a collaborative BAM project which has achieved the high expectations set at the design stage

Jun 2011

CEMARS & ISO 14064

BAM Group UK achieves international carbon standard for management and reduction of emissions

May 2011

Sunday Times Best Green Companies

Placed 14th on the Sunday Times Best Green Companies list

Apr 2011

Business in the Community CR Index

Achieved Gold ranking, consistently improving our score over 3 years

Apr 2011

Considerate Constructors Scheme

20 CCS awards including six Gold, three Silver and eleven Bronze; the Severn Trent project winning 'Most Considerate Runner-up'

Mar 2011

Best Companies to Work For 2011

Ranked in The Sunday Times ‘Best Companies to Work For’ listings 2011

Mar 2011

Big Tick Award

BAM wins BITC Big Tick award for our Ready, Steady, Work programme

Feb 2011

Barnardo’s Partnership

Launched our first national charity partnership, which went on to raise over £220,000 for young people out of education, employment & training

Jan 2011

Making TIME for Communities

Launched our community strategy nationally

Dec 2010


Achieved halving waste to landfill target two years ahead of target

May 2010

Sunday Times Best Green Companies

Placed 25th on the Sunday Times Best Green Companies list

Apr 2010

Considerate Constructors Scheme

28 CCS awards including six Gold, ten Silver and twelve Bronze; the Newcastle Under Lyme College project winning 'Most Considerate Runner-up'

Jan 2010


BAM’s Sustainability Measurement and Reporting Tool (BAM SMaRT) launched across BAM Construct UK

Jun 2009

London Benchmarking Model

We began to formally track our community contributions

Jun 2009

Considerate Constructors Scheme

23 CCS awards including six Gold, nine Silver and eight Bronze

Apr 2008

Considerate Constructors Scheme

20 CCS awards including three Gold, nine Silver and eight Bronze

Jan 2008

ISO 14001 certification

BAM Properties completes the list of BAM Construct UK business to become certified to BS EN ISO 14001:2004

Jul 2007

Considerate Constructors Scheme

Most Considerate Constructor 1997 to 2007 – Highly Commended

Jul 2005

ISO 14001 certification

BAM Construction becomes the first BAM Construct UK business to become certified to BS EN ISO 14001:2004

Jul 2004


BAM Construct UK Environmental Management System launched

May 2004

Considerate Constructors Scheme

BAM joined as an Associate Member of the scheme


Ealing Gateway

BAM Properties developed the BREEAM Excellent office block with seven floors of Grade A accommodation


100 Wood Street

Completed the Norman Foster designed building which compliments the neighbouring historic London plane tree, protecting the environment and an example of biophillia


BT Parkside, Coventry

One of the first buildings rated BREEAM Excellent completed by BAM Construction


Birchwood Point Business Park

BAM Properties completes first BREEAM rated development including five acre business park, providing five headquarter style office buildings


Thames Valley  Park, Reading

First BREEAM project completed by BAM Construction and BAM Design to a Very Good standard



First version of BREEAM assesment for office buildings was launched