Morgan Sindall has been awarded a £40.6m deal to expand six schools in the London Borough of Southwark.
The contractor will deliver two new build schools and remodel four existing schools in the borough, creating more than 1,400 new pupil places.
It was awarded the work package through the £1bn Improvement and Efficiency South East framework.
The new build projects are a £11.5m new two-storey building for Albion Primary School for 420 pupils and a new £8.3m building for Bellenden Primary School, with a new free school to open in its existing refurbished building.
Morgan Sindall will also remodel Charles Dickens Primary School, Grange Primary School, Robert Browning Primary School and Belham Free School.
Morgan Sindall area director for London Richard Dobson said: “Southwark is an aspirational borough, which is experiencing significant economic growth and, as a result, has one of London’s fastest expanding demographics.
“This school expansion programme will help to address this demand and provide first-class facilities for children in the borough. Morgan Sindall has extensive experience in the Education sector and we’re looking forward to utilising this knowledge in bringing these projects forward.”
All six projects will start on site in spring 2015 and are due to complete in time for the start of the academic year in 2016.
Southwark council has £100m earmarked for expansion and new buildings at oversubscribed schools in the borough.