BAM creates new Scottish hub with opening of Kilsyth office

BAM Kilsyth office

CONSTRUCTION giant BAM has created a new hub in Scotland with the opening of an office in Kilsyth, North Lanarkshire.

The move is designed to boost the company’s work in decarbonising the UK’s energy network as well as the delivery of major public buildings and infrastructure projects.

The office, built by BAM, is said to reflect the firm’s holistic approach to building design, offering an ‘agile’ working environment that is intended to meet varying staff requirements and work styles, while also improving productivity and employee satisfaction.

The new facility has been complemented by investment in improved parking facilities, including 34 new EV chargers, and an upgrade to testing labs which will benefit the business’s ground engineering capability.

The 2,000 sqm office provides space for collaboration and innovation to over 140 employees as they deliver some of BAM’s major UK civil engineering and construction projects. BAM’s engineering projects include work on behalf of SSE to create new converter stations, helping to transfer energy from offshore and remote wind generators to the National Grid as the UK’s energy network decarbonises.

On the construction side, the team is leading the development of high profile community facilities including Dunfermline Learning Campus in Fife and a new £72 million net zero carbon health and social care facility in Parkhead, Glasgow.

The Kilsyth office is built to high sustainability standards using modular construction techniques. Built offsite under factory conditions, modular construction is said to have lowered the project’s environmental impact by reducing waste, energy usage and truck deliveries to site.

John Wilkinson, chief operating officer at BAM UK & Ireland, said, “The team at our Kilsyth hub is playing a crucial role in delivering Scotland’s green energy transition as well as critical health and school facilities for local communities. This office provides our people with a fantastic base to do important and exciting work. It will allow us to contribute significantly to decarbonising the energy sector and aiding Scotland’s transition to net zero, which is something we can all be really proud of.”

John Wilkinson, BAM
John Wilkinson. Image credit: Peter Devlin