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BAM Construction building a successful partnership with St Luke’s Hospice

BAM Construction have cemented their relationship with St Luke’s as work on Sheffield’s new Retail Quarter continues.

BAM Construction Ltd are the company working on Sheffield Retail Quarter Phase 1, the new office building with retail space, restaurant space and a high quality public realm.

The construction team are currently installing the facade. More than 1,200 people are expected to have worked on the scheme from start to finish, with around 200 people working on site simultaneously at its peak.

They have chosen us as their charity partner for the duration of the build, which is scheduled for completion in 2019.

Throughout the coming months they will be running various onsite activities including dress down days, staff barbecues and involving the other project stakeholders.

And they gave us a chance to see how the project is developing during a tour of the site, which was also attended by Sheffield Chamber of Commerce President John Hayward and Chamber Head of Corporate Partnerships and Membership Tom Sutton.

“We are delighted BAM Senior Planner Simon Pratt gave us all a tour of the site which gave us an opportunity to showcase to the Chamber our partnership with BAM and how they are making a difference to their local community while developing Sheffield,” said our Corporate Fundraising Manager Joasia Lesniak.

“This is a partnership that has taken our name into the very heart of the redeveloping Sheffield and BAM are really working hard on fundraising on our behalf.”

BAM Senior Planner Simon Pratt commented: “Sheffield and its people mean a lot to us.

“Not only have we built many buildings here, but many of us live here and have family here.

“We understand how important the hospice is at a difficult time in a family’s life. We’re only too pleased to help them raise funds for the work they do.”

Sheffield Chamber of Commerce President John Hayward added: “The retail quarter forms a key aspect of the city centre regeneration masterplan and the tour was a unique opportunity to see the construction of a flagship development in the heart of Sheffield.

“The presentation from Simon makes you appreciate the complexity of managing a large scale construction project with all the different partners involved.

“As a Chamber it is great to hear how many members have been involved within this build to date and provided their own individual expertise. When you see the plans becoming a reality it makes you proud to be in Sheffield.

“It was also brilliant to hear about the relationship that has been formed between BAM Construction and St. Luke’s.

“This partnership really demonstrates BAM’s commitment as organisation to assist a great local cause that in turn provides invaluable support to local residents, whist managing the development of a large scale construction project.  Tom and I look forward to hearing more as the relationship develops over the duration of the build.”