British construction company Kier has secured 13 new school projects worth nearly £170m in England and Wales.

The projects, which are in line with the Government’s mission to improve school buildings, include a combination of new buildings and refurbishment, providing facilities to more than 11,000 pupils.

Kier said that it will use its experience in developing educational facilities to deliver the new projects, which include new builds in Addington Valley, a new SEN school in Croydon and Barton Court Academy, a new free school in Canterbury.

The 13 projects which Kier will develop include, Addington Valley in Croydon, Bishopston School, Tan-Y-Lan and Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr in Swansea, Barton Court Academy in Canterbury, Dover Grammar School for Boys in Dover, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Hatcham College, Harris Academy Clapham, Park Hill Primary in London, Livingstone Academy in Bournemouth, Stantonbury International School in Milton Keynes, Whipton Barton in Exeter and Ysgol-Y-Graig in Anglesey.

In Bournemouth, Kier will modify a former police station, magistrates and coroners court into a STEAM specialist all-through school.

In Milton Keynes, it will construct a new £18m building block which will include teaching space for science, design technology art and ICT for Stantonbury International School.

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Kier will also deliver refurbishment programmes at both Park Hill Junior School in Croydon and in Wales and will construct four new school projects, providing much-needed facilities in the city of Swansea.

Kier CEO Andrew Davies said: “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.”

In the past, the company has delivered educational facilities worth more than £5bn, with 1,200,000m² of new space for 163,874 pupils under the Department for Education construction frameworks.


Kier to build 13 school projects worth £170m in UK. (Credit: Kier Group plc.)