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Carillion: Bam takes over on Paradise Birmingham job

Bam Construction has been appointed to the One Chamberlain Square scheme in Birmingham after the collapse of original contractor Carillion.

Carillion was appointed as contractor for the job in July 2016, which was the first building to be built as part of the wider Paradise Birmingham development.

However, work was halted on 15 January 2018 when Carillion went into liquidation.

Bam Construction will now manage the completion of One Chamberlain Square and the existing supply chain.

The majority of original subcontractors will return to work today when the contractor formally takes over the site.

The building will be handed over to PwC in early 2019 for its Birmingham office relocation.

Bam Construction is currently building neighbouring Two Chamberlain Square, for which it scooped the contract last month.

The developer for One Chamberlain Square is Argent and its regional director Rob Groves said “we will be very pleased” to see contractors back on site to complete the building.

He continued: “Ever since Carillion went into liquidation we have been working hard behind the scenes to ensure disruption to Paradise was kept to a minimum.

“Having Bam on board for the building along with remaining close to subcontractors and the supply chain means we are now able to move ahead with getting One Chamberlain Square completed as soon as we can.”

Bam Midlands regional director Rod Stiles said: “Our work on Two Chamberlain Square started last month, and having already taken on many of Carillion’s high-calibre existing team, we are now working closely with the existing supply chain to recommence construction on One Chamberlain Square as well.”

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