Leisure projects

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the building is lit up at night with lights reflecting in the water on the ground
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East Riding Leisure Bridlington project
an artist's rendering of a cricket stadium with people watching and playing on the field
Lord’s Warner Stand
Lord’s Warner Stand The world famous Lord’s cricket ground is being modernised and upgraded to create an even better experience for spectators at the venue dubbed ‘the home of cricket’. We are delivering phase one of the masterplan, redeveloping the Warner Stand next to the stadium’s iconic pavilion.
an empty soccer stadium with blue seats and green grass in the foreground, on a sunny day
Project report: City Football Academy
BAM used all its skills and experience to turn a slice of Manchester’s industrial past into a football facility fit for the future. The polluted 34ha site that Premier League 2013/14 Champions Manchester City wanted turning into the £200M City Football Academy was given major remediation work before being handed in stages to BAM in late 2012.
an empty auditorium with red seats and lights on the ceiling is seen in this image
Internal view of the highlighy sustainable First Direct Arena, Leeds
an artist's rendering of a building next to a body of water
An iconic redevelopment of a national entertainment venue BAM is redeveloping Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena (NIA). The transformation of the NIA will provide an improved and enhanced experience – the next generation of arena – to promoters, artists, visitors and the city of Birmingham. The most dramatic element will be a new glass-fronted façade and Front of House Showcase straight from Brindleyplace into the arena, creating a dynamic arrival for visitors.
a large building with red lights on it's sides and windows lit up at night
BAM has built a 13,500-seat entertainment venue that will bring world class entertainment to Leeds. Work on the £60m arena started in February 2011, and the building was topped-out by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth during her Diamond Jubilee tour in 2012. We achieved a BREEAM Very Good rating targeted, making Leeds Arena the most sustainable arena in the UK. Rainwater harvesting, green roofs and landscaping to enhance local biodiversity are some of the sustainable highlights of the project.
several large balloons are hanging from the ceiling
BAM completed the Museum of Bristol project. The museum has transformed the original industrial museum site, preserving the building facade, working cranes and railway of Bristol’s dockside past. BAM’s work included provision of four galleries over three floors, cane, bookshop, engine sheds and workshops, education rooms, children’s play area, conference and catering facilities.
the interior of an old church with arched windows
BAM carried out a major overhaul of the Grade I listed Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. We increased gallery space by 60 per cent; replaced unsightly pipes and cables; and improved layout and circulation. There was no space for a tower crane so we used a small window to get materials to the second floor. We dismantled the library and moved it from the east to the west wing to improve the gallery’s layout.
the stairs are lined with pillars and lamps in front of a pink wall that has columns on both sides
BAM refurbished and restored a Grade II listed building and created a modern extension to significantly enhance facilities at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter. The museum was opened in 1868 as a memorial to Prince Albert and extended three times in the 19th Century. BAM worked very closely with English Heritage and local conservation officers to ensure the history of the building was respected.
an empty room with wood flooring and lights hanging from the ceiling in front of it
BAM built a 5,200 sq m events centre within Bluewater shopping centre. The two-storey building, now known as Glow, features an exhibition hall on each floor, a mezzanine level office suite and a space for corporate events. An open plaza in the centre contains a series of top restaurants and links through to the main shopping centre. BAM carefully managed the complex task of building such a large facility in a tight space alongside live retail outlets.
an empty auditorium with rows of seats and chandeliers
BAM carried out a major renovation of the Grade II* Listed City Varieties music hall in Leeds, restoring it to its early 20th Century glory. City Varieties is the oldest continually operating Music Hall in the UK and hosted The Good Old Days which ran on the BBC from 1953 to 1983. We added many modern facilities to the historic facility, which was built in 1865, while taking its appearance back to its heyday just after the turn of the last century.