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Kier wins £110m Kent BSF contract

Kier has clinched £110 million of construction work on five schools in Kent under the Government’s Building Schools for the Future programme.

The announcement follows the contract - between Land Securities Trillium, IT provider Northgate Education, Kent County Council and Building Schools for the Future Investments - to deliver the £600 million first phase of Kent’s BSF programme being confirmed this week.

The contract is set to ‘kick start’ the scheme to redevelop a series of secondary schools in the Gravesham, Swale and Thanet districts of Kent by 2014.

Around £200 million is expected to be invested in redeveloping and maintaining the first 10 schools on which Kier will start work.

Kier chief executive John Dodds said: “Having been awarded over £750 million of contracts in the education sector in the last two years alone, Kier can bring a high degree of innovation, value engineering and expertise in school building to this scheme.

“Our long-term presence in Kent and the south east of England also ensures that we and our well-established supply chain will bring a wealth of local knowledge and skills to this project.”