Kier wins school projects worth £170m

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Kier has won £170m of new school projects across England and Wales to support the government’s mission to maintain and improve school buildings

The school projects will provide facilities for up to 11,304 pupils.

Over the previous ten years, Kier has delivered over £5bn of educational facilities, including the provision of 1,200,000 m sq of new space for 163,874 pupils under the Department for Education (DfE) construction frameworks.

Kier will use its extensive experience, with quality and innovation at the forefront of these school projects, which includes new builds Addington Valley, a new SEN school in Croydon and Barton Court Academy, a new free school in Canterbury.

In Bournemouth, Kier will transform a former police station, magistrates and coroners court into a STEAM specialist all-through school. While in Milton Keynes it will deliver an £18m new build block which will include teaching space for science, design technology art and ICT for Stantonbury International School.

Major refurbishment programmes will be carried out at both Park Hill Junior School in Croydon and in Wales, four new school projects will provide much-needed school places for the city of Swansea.

Laying the foundations for success

Andrew Davies, chief executive of Kier, said: “Through our delivery of these vital new school buildings we will provide critical infrastructure and support the government’s aim of laying the foundations for everyone to have the opportunity to succeed.

“As a leading provider of educational buildings, we will use our expertise to deliver with a firm focus on quality, reducing carbon emissions and innovative solutions, through digitisation and modern methods of construction.”

Kier will continue to maximise training opportunities through these schemes, having provided nearly 5,000 apprentice weeks over the last four years through Framework projects for the Department for Education.

On average, Kier completes a school project every single week and has recently handed over a number of new schools.

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