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BAM Construction Nominated for Student Development in Oxford

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Oxford University's Balliol College has appointed BAM Construction to deliver the first phase of student accommodation as part of its Master's Field masterplan.

Around 200 student bedrooms will be built as part of the project, split across nine new buildings.

The £39.6m scheme will be built in the area between the Master's Field, Jowett Walk and St Cross Road, next to Balliol's sports ground.

The first phase of the development will begin on the south side of the site, which will provide accommodation for undergraduates.

The project is due for delivery in 2020 and will result in a net gain of 140 student rooms, which will be enough to enable Balliol to offer accommodation to all its undergraduates throughout their time at Oxford.

Commenting on the development, master of Balliol Sir Drummond Bone, said: "The project as a whole will transform our accommodation offering to both undergraduates and postgraduates."

Meanwhile, Anthony Nagle, BAM's construction director for the scheme, said: "This is a marvellous city for architecture and individuality. It's a complex place to build with numerous professional technical challenges for engineers and contractors. The Master's Field scheme is typically ambitious, striking and visionary."

"As BAM's track record here demonstrates, we do not shrink from the most complicated schemes. And our embedded collaborative culture is what helps us to deliver even the most ambitious and challenging designs."