In keeping with its drive to attract more women into the industry, BAM Construction Scotland has appointed Lauren Miller as a new site manager.
After 13 years working with Lend Lease in London, Lauren has swapped capitals and has taken up her new position working out of BAM’s Edinburgh office.
Lauren brings a wealth of project management experience to the team in Scotland. Having previously worked on major hospital and office projects in and around the Square Mile, Lauren’s first job with BAM will be on the landmark £8.5 million Dunfermline Museum and Art Gallery (DMAG) project.
Designed by prestigious Edinburgh architectural practice, Richard Murphy Architects, the new building will link the striking facades of two B-listed buildings while adding a state of the art extension incorporating stunning exhibition and gallery space, mezzanine viewing galleries, a café and a bespoke children’s library. It is expected that once completed, the new building will become one of Fife’s premier visitor destinations.
Lauren said: “It wasn’t a difficult decision to come to BAM Scotland once I saw the way they work as a joined up team in their approach to construction projects and clients. DMAG is a great first job for me and the stylish design and level of quality is equal to anything that I worked on in London.”
Doug Keillor, regional director for BAM Construction Scotland added: “We are delighted to bring a manager with Lauren’s strength of CV on board. In addition to what she brings to our operational side it’s no secret that at BAM we’ve been actively encouraging more women to join our industry and our hope is that both Lauren and Laura Wilson, our trainee site manager, can become role models for the many female school leavers and graduates who wouldn’t otherwise look on contracting as a career.”
Based in Stepps, BAM Construction are responsible for many award winning buildings across Scotland including the new Dunfermline High School, internationally acclaimed Zaha Hadid-designed Riverside Museum and Scottish Waters’ National Operations Centre in Stepps. Their Park Mains High School project was recently named as one of the best education campuses in the world.