This is the second win for the contractor under government’s £400m investment programme

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Bam Construct has won the £75m London batch of the government’ priority schools.

The firm has seen off competition from Kier to take the latest job in the £400m government funded phase of the Priority School Building Programme, which comprises four secondary, two special and one primary schools seven schools in the London boroughs of Newham, Lambeth, Barnet, Waltham Forest, Greenwich, Bromley and Camden.

The London job is the second batch of priority schools that Bam has won. As revealed by Building last month, Bam was also appointed to deliver a £27m set of four schools in the Midlands.

The schools included in the London batch are:

•  Stratford School Academy (Secondary)
•  Lansdowne School (Special)
•  Hawkswood (Pupil Referral unit)
•  Harris Academy Greenwich (Secondary)
•  Harris Academy Bromley (Secondary)
•  Pardes House School (Primary)
•  Maria Fidelis School (Secondary)

Work will now progress to the planning application stage.

Bam is also in the running for two packages of schools in the North West worth £42m and £25m respectively.

The firm is up against Carillion for the first package of eight schools and Willmott Dixon for the second packaged of up to five schools.

However, Bam lost out to contractor Sir Robert McAlpine in a competition to build the £64m package of priority schools in the North East in January.

Building reported earlier this week that the Education Funding Agency, which runs the Priority School Building Programme, is to procure a financial “aggregator” to raise funding for the £1.75bn PF2 part of the programme.