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Dumfries & Galloway schools deal signed

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.