An Amey-led team has finally signed a £100 million school building deal in Scotland, more than six years after it was first advertised.
Amey and Cyril Sweett’s E4d&g consortium inked a PPP deal with Dumfries and Galloway Council today (January 8) to refurbish one; and build nine new schools.
Irish contractors Farrans, H&J Martin and Patton will be responsible for construction work.
The deal was initially advertised in 2001 before being ditched over fears that the sole bid from Canmore/Amec did not represent value for money.
The scheme was readvertised in 2006 and E4d&g was appointed as preferred bidder in April last year.
Work will start immediately with the first new schools set to open in 2009.