Amey and Costain start work on phase one of £400m scheme

A joint venture between Amey and Costain has reached financial close on the £400m Building Schools for the Future programme in Bradford.

Construction work on phase one of the project is expected to finish in August 2008 and the revamp of the whole secondary estate in Bradford is due in five years.

Bradford is the fifth BSF to reach financial close.

Bradford councillor Colin Gill said that the city had also had confirmation that it was to be included in the pilot Primary Capital programme.

He said, “This means that we have secured £6.5m to develop primary school provision on our primary special school sites.”

BSF is a £45bn government initiative to modernise England’s secondary school estate by refurbishing or rebuilding every school within the next ten years.