BAM Construct UK (part of the Royal BAM Group) has been confirmed as the construction partner for phase one of Nuneaton town centre’s Abbey Street. Their appointment ensures the next stages of the project following the acquisition of land, demolition and some enabling works which have already been completed.
BAM will now start work on Phase 1, creating a 145-bedroom Hampton by Hilton hotel.
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is the developer for the new scheme, with its strategic development partner Queensberry.
Phase two of the Abbey Street project will include new buildings for leisure operators, a food hall, a town centre campus for North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College and a multi-storey car park.
Cllr Kris Wilson, leader of Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council, said:
“This is a critical step in the work we need to do to improve Nuneaton town centre, and we are pleased to confirm that BAM will be the people to work with us on this. They have an impressive track record and their contribution to breathing new life into Nuneaton is going to make a fantastic difference to the town. Abbey Street has always been a crucial part of our town that makes Nuneaton so distinctive.”
David Ellis, Regional Director for BAM Construction Midlands, said:
“This will be a significant and multi-faceted development. It will touch so many local people and businesses across the area in a positive way. We will work sensitively and respectfully with those around us while delivering this major improvement in Nuneaton’s built environment. What BAM brings is our outstanding experience in place-making developments, plus industry-leading sustainability and technological capabilities. Above all, we are a highly collaborative team and will work closely with our partners and we are really looking forward to bringing positive change to Nuneaton.”
Rob Hughes, Development Manager at Queensberry, said:
“BAM’s involvement marks an important milestone and it’s fantastic to see that work on site has now started. We anticipate that Hilton by Hampton will take approximately 20 months to build, with completion expected in Autumn 2023.”