Kier, a leading provider of educational buildings, has recently secured c.£170m of new school projects across England and Wales. In line with the Government’s mission to improve school buildings, the 13 schemes, a combination of new buildings and refurbishment projects, will provide first-class facilities for 11,304 pupils.
Over the past ten years, Kier has delivered over £5bn of educational facilities, including the provision of 1,200,000m2 of new space for 163,874 pupils under the Department for Education construction frameworks. Kier will utilise its extensive experience, with quality and innovation at the forefront of these projects, which includes new builds Addington Valley, a new SEN school in Croydon and Barton Court Academy, a new free school in Canterbury.
In Bournemouth, Kier will transform a former police station, magistrates and coroners court in to a STEAM specialist all-through school, in Milton Keynes it will deliver an £18m new build block which will include teaching space for science, design technology art and ICT for Stantonbury International School. Major refurbishment programmes will be carried out at both Park Hill Junior School in Croydon and in Wales, four new school projects will provide much-needed school places for the city of Swansea.
Andrew Davies, chief executive of Kier, states: “Through our delivery of these vital new school buildings we will provide critical infrastructure and support the Government’s aim of laying the foundations for everyone to have the opportunity to succeed.
“As a leading provider of educational buildings, we will use our expertise to deliver with a firm focus on quality, reducing carbon emissions and innovative solutions, through digitisation and modern methods of construction.”
Committed to building sustainable futures for local communities, Kier will continue to maximise training opportunities through these schemes, having provided nearly 5,000 apprentice weeks over the last four years through Framework projects for the Department for Education.
On average, Kier completes a school project every single week and has recently handed over a number of new schools, including Dixons sixth form academy in Bradford, in time for the new academic year.
The 13 school projects are:
- Addington Valley, Croydon
- Bishopston School, Swansea
- Barton Court Academy, Canterbury
- Dover Grammar School for Boys, Dover
- Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College, London
- Harris Academy Clapham, London
- Livingstone Academy, Bournemouth
- Park Hill Primary, London
- Stantonbury International School, Milton Keynes
- Tan-Y-Lan, Swansea
- Whipton Barton, Exeter
- Ysgol-Y-Graig, Anglesey
- Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr, Swansea