THE North East arm of British contractor Bam construction increased £ 150m over the last five years. The Gateshead-based operations will see the total number of jobs to grow from £ 100m in each of the last five years duration and work on high profile schemes such as the £ 3.2m extension at Newcastle International Airport terminal. Andrew Warwick, Bam area construction director, said: "AM is currently working on the scheme for more than £ 40m, including the Sunderland Software City has just finished, and it targeted education and health to work. "Clearly, the market is tough for all contractors. We tender for the scheme and the new UTC Cramlington Newcastle Hospital - the scheme is almost as big as the grand scheme of our health in other areas such as Great Ormond Street or Public Caerphilly - as well as discussing other local projects, but the contractor of each cut. "Small schemes are important to us today as they have ever been." "In the last five years we have worked with around £ 150m from the scheme, compared with around £ 100m each period of five years earlier. "We still serve many schemes under £ 5,000,000 equipment to the International Airport, but we see the growth of our projects are larger, such as the University of Newcastle and Freeman Hospital."