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Exclusive: Bam Construct lands £75m London schools batch

Exclusive: Bam Construct has won the race for the London batch of priority schools, worth £75m.

Bam Construct has beaten Kier to the batch, following its win over the same contractor to land the £27m Midlands 2 batch of the Priority School Building Programme.

The value of the batch has gone up from the indicative £44m to £54m and will now be the most lucrative batch of schools in the programme at a capital investment of £75m.

The London batch is for schools in the London boroughs of Barnet, Greenwich, Lambeth, Newham and Waltham Forest.

The schools included in the London batch are:

•  Stratford School Academy (Secondary)
•  Lansdowne School (Special)
•  Hawkswood (Pupil Referral unit)
•  Harris Academy Greenwich (Secondary)
•  Harris Academy Bromley (Secondary)
•  Pardes House School (Primary)
•  Maria Fidelis School (Secondary)

More than 5,200 pupils in four secondary, two special and one primary schools will be taught in new buildings built by Bam.

The Education Funding Agency appointed Bam Construct as its contractor last month for schools in Birmingham, Derby and Nottinghamshire as part of the capitally funded £400m element of the £2.4bn PSBP.

It was Bam Construct’s first success in the programme, after it lost to Sir Robert McAlpine for the £64m North-east batch, and to Wates for the £36m first Midlands batch.

Bam Construct and Carillion have been shortlisted to contest the first batch of North-west schools, while Construction News revealed in March that Kier and Wates have been shortlisted to build new schools in the East of England.

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