BAM wins contract for Swiss academic lab, research centre


September 23, 3028 – BAM has won a contract from ETH Zürich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, for the construction of a new BSS laboratory and research centre on the Schällemätteli campus in Basel, Switzerland.

The contract is worth more than €90m and construction works by a joint venture between BAM Swiss and BAM Deutschland have started recently.

BAM expects to complete the Biosystems Science project in 2021.


Designed by Nickl & Partner Architekten Schweiz of Switzerland, the project includes the construction of laboratories, offices and classrooms, as well as clean rooms and a cafeteria.

A glazed atrium will be the architectural centrepiece of the project. The BSS centre has a total floor area of approximately 37,500m², divided over nine floors with an additional technical level on the roof.

Earlier in 2018, Münchner Stadsentwässerung, which is responsible for the construction, operation and administration of Munich’s sewer system and wastewater treatment plants, has awarded a contract to Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau for the construction of two wastewater tunnels in Munich.

The contract value is approximately €20m. Construction works have started recently and Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau expects to complete the project in 2021.

The two tunnels have a total length of 2,180 metres and will be constructed at seven to 12 metres below the Landsberger Straße in the west of the city.

Wayss & Freytag Ingenieurbau will deploy a hydro-shield tunnel boring machine with an external diameter of 3.6 metres to dig the tunnels. The project also includes the construction of various shafts.

In September 2018, BAM Construction in the Midlands, UK, has commenced work on Rugby Free Secondary School and Quest Academy, a special needs school, in Rugby, Warwickshire.

Run by the Learning Today, Leading Tomorrow Trust, the 1,450-place secondary school has been designed to blend with the local area, predominantly brick-built over two and three storeys and including green space.

The trust’s first free school, Rugby Free Primary School, opened in Warwickshire in September 2015.


Quest Academy, situated adjacent to it, caters for 80 special needs pupils and is run by the MacIntyre Academies Trust.

BAM will also demolish the current Rokeby Infants School and create new playing fields for Rokeby Primary School. BAM Design is providing full architecture, structures and services.



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