Skanska has been awarded contracts for the construction of six schools in Bristol, as part of the national Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme. The contracts amount to a total of around £100 million. The schools are being built for Bristol City Council through the Bristol Local Education Partnership, which was developed in 2005 for a ten-year period to design, construct and refurbish schools in the Bristol area as part of the Government’s BSF programme. This latest award follows the successful completion of four new schools by Skanska in Bristol under the UK’s first BSF scheme where Skanska is currently undertaking the operation and maintenance phase.
Under these new contracts, Skanska UK will design, construct and refurbish five secondary schools and a special needs school across the Bristol area: Ashton Park School, Cotham School, St Bede’s Catholic College, St Bernadette School, St. Mary Redcliffe & Temple School and Florence Brown Community School. The total of new build facilities across the six schools which provide education facilities for a total of 6000 students is 29,000 square metres. In addition 13,000 square meters of existing facilities at the schools will be refurbished. Work has commenced on all projects and completion of the schools will be carried out in a phased programme between 2010 and 2011, with the final school, St Mary Redcliffe, set for completion in 2011.