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Carillion wins £13m Nottingham school contract

Carillion has clinched a £13 million contract to build a new primary school for Nottingham City Council under the Government's £7 billion Primary Capital Programme.

The new Southwark Primary School is being procured through the Local Education Partnership made up of Nottingham City Council and Partnerships for Schools each providing 10 per cent of the equity in the LEP and Carillion, which will provide the remaining 80 per cent.

Work on the school will start in January 2009 at the site in Bulwell Lane, Old Basford. Completion is due in March 2010.

Carillion chief executive John McDonough said: "We look forward to building on the strong relationship we have already established with Nottingham City Council to support the delivery of its vision for sustainable, state-of-the-art, community focused schools."

Nottingham City Council was selected as one of 23 pathfinder local authorities to work with the Department for Children, Schools and Families, ahead of the national roll-out of the UK Government's Primary Strategy for Change, the funding for which was announced on 12 November 2008.