UK-based support services and construction firm Interserve has secured a contract worth £36.5M to design and build a new secondary school in Monmouthshire, Wales.
Under the contract, Interserve will construct a 13,076 sq m, three-storey school through the South East Wales Schools Capital Working Group.
The project is part of the Monmouthshire County Council’s ‘21st Century Schools Programme’, which will include the construction of two new schools in the county over the next three years.
The new school will be constructed adjacent to the existing Caldicot School, which will be knocked down once the new school is complete.
Gordon Kew, Interserve managing director, said: “We have a strong history of working with the education sector, having completed over 200 schemes during the last 15 years, and we look forward to providing a modern new school in Caldicot, which we hope the pupils, teachers and the local community will be proud of.
“As part of the project we will be creating local jobs and using members of our trusted local supply chain.”
Construction on the project is in progress and the school is set to open in September 2017. Upon completion, the school will house up to 1,500 students.
The overall project is due for completion in June 2018 and will be built to BIM Level 2 standard to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.
* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.