June 20, 2019 12.40 pm This story is over 28 months old

Work to begin this year on Lincoln Medical School

A contractor has been chosen

Work will start on site later this year on the £21 million Lincoln Medical School after the University of Lincoln appointed a contractor to deliver the next stage.

BAM Construction, who were involved in the building of Lincoln County Hospital 30 years ago, have been selected to develop the detailed design and finalise costs for the new facility opposite the Isaac Newton Building on the Brayford Pool campus.

The delivery of the five-storey, environmentally friendly, building is expected to be completed during Spring 2021. It will be the first of its kind in Lincolnshire.

Working in collaboration with the University and Perfect Circle JV, BAM will create the most sustainable building at the University featuring a living wall and solar wall.

Facilities to be built include lecture theatres, laboratories, anatomy pro-section suites and a dedicated science library. It will also include clinical skills suites and a modern-day physics garden.

BAM Construction were selected after the completion of the first stage of a competitive two-stage tendering process through YorBuild framework.

Regional Director for BAM Construction North East, John Phillips, said: “We have been building in Lincoln since 1945 when we worked on St Swithin’s Power Station, and our CV includes medical buildings such as Lincoln County Hospital 30 years ago, when I was a site engineer and many previous projects for the University.

“This local track record, which means a great deal to me personally, makes it particularly exciting for us to be engaged by the University to deliver their Medical School during our 150th year.”

Director of Estates at the University of Lincoln, Harvey Dowdy, added: “The first cohort of students will start in existing facilities in September 2019, and we are excited to be able to involve these students in the development of the new purpose built facility.”

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