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Bidders’ day for Midlands PF2 schools

The Education Funding Agency has announced it will hold a bidders’ day for the final batch of priority schools to be built using private finance 2.

The Midlands batch of eight secondary schools will be the fifth and final batch of privately financed Priority School Building Programme schools to come to market.

Eight schools will be rebuilt in Birmingham, Coventry, Derbyshire, Nottingham and Sandwell with a construction value of around £122m.

The bidders’ day will take place at Top Valley Academy, Nottingham, at 10am on Wednesday 26 March.

To register to attend, send your name, title, organisation and contact details to

Earlier this month, Interserve Kajima was appointed preferred bidder for the Hertfordshire, Luton and Reading batch of seven privately financed priority schools, worth up to £150m.

Laing O’Rourke, Miller Construction and Sir Robert McAlpine have been shortlisted for the £94m North-east schools, meanwhile Laing O’Rourke, Morgan Sindall, Vinci are competing for the £93m North-west schools.

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