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Bam wins £18m Glan Clwyd Hospital expansion

Bam Construction has won an £18m deal to deliver a neonatal unit at Glan Clwyd Hospital, Construction News can reveal.

The Hertfordshire-based contractor has been chosen as preferred bidder for the Sub-Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Centre at the Welsh institution.

The unit will provide care facilities for sick and premature babies.

Client Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) chose Bam to build the centre after securing initial funding of £1.4m from the Welsh government.

This initial funding package will help to deliver preparatory works on the site, including upgrades to the hospital’s electrical infrastructure at the location of the new neonatal centre.

The funds will also help provide an additional transport incubator for transferring critically ill babies to the hospital.

Bam previously delivered a £13m cancer treatment unit at the same hospital, and Rob Bailey, who projected managed the cancer treatment unit for Bam, will work on the new neonatal unit.

Glan Clwyd Hospital neonatal service manager Mandy Cooke said: “It’s great that funding for the project has been formally approved and that construction work can now get underway without delay.

“The project team is working extremely hard to bring this fantastic project to fruition, providing expert care for newborn babies from all parts of North Wales.

”We are already making significant progress in recruiting additional skilled clinical staff to the new positions the development will create.“

Other recent contract wins for Bam Construction include a £25m deal to design and build Nishkam School in Hounslow.

In December, the contractor bagged an £11m deal to convert a former data centre in Leeds into a sixth form building.

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