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Exclusive: Apollo and Balfour Beatty lead free school charge

Seven contractors have won free school jobs through the academies framework, Construction News can reveal.

Apollo and Balfour Beatty have won two deals each to convert buildings into free schools – which are state-funded, run by independent groups and not binded by the national curriculum.

National construction giants Carillion, Bam Construct and Interserve have won a job each.

Sussex-based Rydon and Oxfordshire-headquartered Leadbitter have also each scooped a free school project through the framework.

Twenty-four free schools opened in September this year, and a further 63 are working to open in 2012.

Partnerships for Schools is in charge of procurement for construction work on free schools but not all jobs are going through the academies framework.

The full list of free school winners through the framework so far is:

  • Bolingbroke Academy – Carillion
  • Stour Valley Community School – Balfour Beatty
  • ARK Conway Primary Academy - Apollo
  • West London Free School - Apollo
  • Eden Primary School - Rydon
  • Bradford Science Academy – BAM
  • Krishna-Avanti Primary School – Balfour Beatty
  • Langley Hall Primary Academy - Interserve
  • Woodpecker Hall Primary Academy – Leadbitter

Meanwhile, Balfour Beatty is dominating the procurement of the new wave of academies through the framework.

 

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