Sustainable design

Sustainable design and collaborative working is at the heart of our approach to becoming resource and climate positive, and enhancing lives. BAM's teams assist clients to identify, develop and then achieve their sustainability goals, focusing on issues such as in-use performance and cost effective outcomes over the lifecycle of the building.

Working with our clients to ensure their buildings perform

Understanding clients' needs

BAM understands that collaboration is central to delivering a successful project and we work alongside our clients to understand their aspirations, such as exceeding legislative requirements, increase cost savings, enhance their brand and/or achieve LEED/BREEAM accreditation.

Understanding key drivers to deliver successful projects

Our offerings

Our knowledge and experience in delivering a range of projects means our in-house team of sustainability specialists are there to help each individual project every step of the way, from developing designs, managing the construction process, to supporting customers and building users during the operation of a building. Our integrated approach means we are able to offer innovative solutions which reduce impacts on the environment, improve the experience for end-users by creating a healthier working environment and ensure our buildings perform at a higher level so retain a higher asset value at the end of their life.

An integrated approach allows us to offer innovative solutions 

Taking a long term view

Our sustainable approach extends beyond design and construction. BAM also has a thriving FM business where we support customers and building users during the operational life of their buildings. In 2017 BAM Energy installed new solar PVs at Rydens Enterprise School in Walton-on-Thames, a new school built by our construction division. "Through BAM Energy funding the installation of PVs, the Trust saved a significant provisional sum which was allocated for the PVs", Rhys Lewis, Senior Project Surveyor at BAM Construction explains. "Without this, the budget would have come under significant pressure and the client would have had to make some difficult decisions in order to complete the project."

In 2017 BAM Energy installed new solar PVs at Rydens Enterprise School

Long term involvement also helps us to understand how our buildings perform over time and what we can do to improve this, the aim being to narrow the gap between designed and operational performance. We have a national network of building performance champions and have worked with a range of clients to inform their approach to soft landings and building performance evaluations. The ultimate aim is to feedback learnings so future projects can operate more efficiently and provide better environments for occupants. 

Growing our building performance offerings

Case studies relating to this topic

The Curve, Teesside University

The Curve, Teesside University

A flagship development for Teesside University, the teaching and conference building ‘The Curve’, provides a vibrant focal point at the heart of the university. Set over five floors, it provides a 150 seat lecture theatre and 1,476m2 of flexible teaching and learning space, set around landscaping for both students and the wider community.

Neasden Primary School

Neasden Primary School

A fully prefabricated modular build, the Neasden Primary School houses 280 pupils and a 26 place nursery. The project required demolition of the existing school building and the construction of a new 1,598m2 building, which took just ten days to erect on-site.

Derby Civic Offices

Derby Civic Offices

BAM successfully completed the redevelopment of Derby City Council’s (DCC) offices. The works included the refurbishment and remodelling of the 1930s structure, and the construction of a new build infill to the courtyard area of the existing building.

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