BAM continues winning streak at Partnership Awards
20th May 2016
BAM swept the board at the recent international Partnership Awards in London, the most prestigious event in the global Public Private Partnership (PPP) industry’s calendar with a number of its Irish projects winning awards for excellence.
BAM was recognised for its key role in the delivery of Ireland’s civil, education, and transport infra-structure in recent years. Schools Bundle 3, which was awarded silver in the Best Completed Project category, saw the delivery of eight brand new Irish schools in Wexford, Waterford, Galway, Westmeath, Donegal, Leitrim and Limerick. Following the completion of Schools Bundle 3, the National Development Finance Agency selected BAM to undertake Schools Bundle 4, which will see the delivery of four post-primary schools on time and within budget this year.
BAM also received recognition for its work on the M11 Gorey to Enniscorthy PPP, which was shortlisted for Best Road Project, and the Courts Bundle PPP, short-listed for Best Social Infra-structure Project.
Announcing its selection of BAM for the overall Best Developer and SPV Management Company of the Year awards, the Partnership Awards judging panel highlighted the company’s record of developing new technical and financial solutions for its diverse projects, delivering projects on or ahead of time and within budget, and its excellent relationship with its public-sector counterparts.
Commenting on the awards, BAM Ireland chief executive Theo Cullinane observed: “BAM is incredibly proud of its investment in these projects and it is incredibly satisfying to have this investment recognised by our peers in the international PPP industry. During the downturn, when financial constraints posed countless problems for the development of the country, PPP offered a solution that ensured roads were constructed, courts were built, and children across Ireland were provided with the best possible school facilities.”
BAM’s success at the international Partnership Awards continues a string of strong performances for the company in 2016. At the 2016 Green Awards, BAM won in the Green Construction category for the Corrib Tunnel Project. BAM was commended for the innovative and creative approaches which were used at every stage of the design and construction phase of the tunnel to minimise environmental impacts.
BAM also recently won Engineering Project of the Year for its work on N11 Arklow to Rathnew PPP/N7 Newlands Cross Flyover at the CMG Irish Building and Design Awards 2016.