BAM celebrates 75 years of the NHS

As the National Health Service celebrates its 75th anniversary, BAM teams came together this week to express gratitude for the NHS and the world-leading healthcare it provides.

Treating over a million people a day in England, the NHS touches everyone’s lives. When it was founded in 1948, the NHS was the first universal health system to be available to all, free at the point of delivery.

BAM has a proud history of working with the NHS, delivering and maintaining high-quality, functional and sustainable health and care facilities, and supporting the development of healthcare across the UK. 

Over the last 75 years, BAM has built more than 100 hospital schemes and supported the NHS in modernising and maintaining its estate - from hospitals to healthcare centres, mental health facilities to laboratories. 

James Wimpenny

James Wimpenny, Executive Director, reflects on BAM’s longstanding partnership with the NHS:

“In the last 75 years, we’ve delivered over 100 critical, complex, and state-of-the-art schemes, and our longstanding partnership with the NHS is something that I am extremely proud of. It is a testament to the trusted and collaborative relationships we create, the excellent projects we deliver, and at the heart of it all, the fantastic people that we have at BAM.

“To this very day, we continue to create new facilities across the UK for the NHS. We collaborate with NHS estates teams and clinical staff, bringing their knowledge and expertise together with ours, to create something truly special.

“Back in my days as a Project Manager in the 1990s, I worked at Fazakerley Hospital in Liverpool, now Aintree University Hospital. Decades later the A&E department we created needed an update, and because of our relationship, the hospital came back to us. We’ve now been working back at Aintree Hospital for 12 years, modernising their estate and delivering fantastic new healthcare facilities.

“It’s really motivating to build a new hospital or work on its facilities, and to know that you will be making a difference to so many people, is something really special.

“Here’s wishing the NHS a very happy 75th birthday, and here’s to the next 75!”