Balfour Beatty today confirmed it has been appointed preferred bidder on the £231 million Derby City Building Schools for the Future contract.
The programme involves the design and new build or refurbishment of 14 schools in the city with funding for three schools to be raised through a Balfour Beatty led PPP concession.
All construction and facilities management will be carried out by Balfour Beatty.
The initial phase of the scheme will begin in November this year with the new build of Noel-Baker Community School and Language College and St Martins School, together with the major refurbishment of Derby Moor Community Sports College.
All these schools are scheduled to open for the new academic year in September 2012. Upgrades and new builds of the other schools will commence once financial close has been achieved, with all work to be completed for the new academic year in September 2014.
Balfour Beatty chief executive Ian Tyler said: “We are delighted by this preferred bidder award and the opportunity to further strengthen our relationship with the City of Derby.
“We look forward to developing a Local Education Partnership with the council and Partnerships for Schools to deliver excellent design and value for all schools in the programme, as well as maximising the economic benefit to the City.”