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Bam Construct lands £60m Rolls-Royce manufacturing facility

Bam Construct has been appointed to build a £60m technology and manufacturing facility for Rolls-Royce’s Aero Engine Controls in the West Midlands.

Bam Construct will build the 28,000 sq m facility at the Birmingham Business Park, Solihill, to incorporate design, development, manufacturing and testing capabilities.

The contractor beat Balfour Beatty, Interserve, Sir Robert McAlpine and Vinci to the contract.

AEC’s new Advanced Manufacturing and Technology Facility will replace two existing sites in the city.

When operational, it produce engine control systems for a range of applications, including Rolls-Royce Trent aircraft engines.

AEC chief executive Simon Burr said the facility will allow the business to research new technologies and advanced manufacturing processes.

It will provide the centre point for AEC’s global business and support growth beyond its core aerospace market.

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council councillor Ken Meeson said: “The development illustrates Solihull’s growing reputation for attracting high quality manufacturing and advanced engineering companies that will contribute to both the regional and national economy and we look forward to working with AEC to support their continued success.”

Bam Construct has started work on site.

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