BAM Construction has begun work on the construction of a five-storey office block alongside the River Thames in Egham, Surrey.
The £24m contract is for the Tamesis One development by Royal London Mutual Insurance Society. The building will provide 11,600 m2 of office space. Royal London has pre-let the offices to technology research firm Gartner.
Situated on the Thames flood plain, the steel-frame building will be raised above the flood plain so the space under the building and the ground floor of the car park can be used as a reservoir for flood water.
BAM has recently started on site and is expected to complete the project in January 2017.
Other recent jobs for BAM in Surrey include the University of Surrey’s new School of Veterinary Medicine in Guildford and BP’s Upstream Learning Centre in Sunbury-on-Thames last year. Previous buildings it has put up in the county include the Guildford Army & Navy store, the Public Record Office at Kew, and BAE Systems’ offices in Frimley.