Skanska has secured two regional places on the Education Funding Agency (EFA) Framework, with an anticipated overall value of £1.375 billion, to construct and refurbish buildings within the education sector.
From the six available regional lots, Skanska bid for, and secured places on, the seven-strong supplier shortlists for two areas of England – the South West, with a £500 million total value, and the West Midlands, with an £875 million total value.
The four-year frameworks are designed to ensure that buildings, both new and refurbished, are delivered to the EFA Framework standards, with high quality design to meet energy consumption, day lighting and security targets.
Skanska is now well positioned to tender for upcoming projects in the regions, which have progressive development plans in place. Individual projects must now be secured through the streamlined competitive tendering process.
Skanska has already delivered many successful projects for the education sector, working with Bristol City Council and Essex County Council through their Local Education Partnerships.
May Park School in Bristol won the South West Built Environment Project of the Year Award in the Chartered Institute of Builders regional earlier this month. Woodlands School, in Essex, was named Business Information Modelling Project Application of the Year, in the British Construction Industry Awards in November 2013.
Terry Elphick, Managing Director, said: “We’re delighted to be shortlisted as providers on the EFA Framework for both the South West and West Midlands regions. Our teams are passionate about delivering places of learning that really add value to local communities.
“By working collaboratively with local authorities, educators, parents, young people and other stakeholders in each region we can maximise these opportunities to deliver great places to learn and develop.”