Contractor wins work nationwide through the Partnerships for Schools Contractors’ Framework

Carillion has won Academy Schools work worth more than £100m through the Partnerships for Schools Contractors’ Framework.

The contractor has been named preferred bidder for the combined North Shore Health Academy and ‘Myplace’ youth facility project for Stockton-on-Tees council.

Carillion will also provide improvements for two existing academies sponsored by Teesside University at Thornaby Academy and Freebrough Academy.

Work will begin by the end of next month, with completion expected by April 2013.

Carillion has also been selected preferred bidder on a co-located academy and primary school on the site of Fenstanton Primary School by the London Borough of Lambeth.

Work is expected to start in March, with completion scheduled for August 2013.

The London Academies Education Trust (LAET) also appointed Carillion as the preferred bidder for the new Aylward Academy in Edmonton, which includes the refurbishment of the existing school buildings and a new extension.

Carillion will also undertake improvements and new build extensions to four academies: the Nightingale Academy in Enfield for LAET, Richmond Park Academy and Greensward Academy in Essex for Academies Enterprise Trust and the Colchester Academy for Colchester Institute.

Work is expected to start in April and last for two years.

Carillion group chief executive, Richard Howson, said: “We are delighted to have been selected as the preferred bidder for these academies, which builds on Carillion’s strong track record in the education sector, where we have recently delivered, or are in the process of delivering, around 150 new and refurbished schools and academies.”