Firm’s building division picks up two major deals in the south and a framwork spot in the north

Peter Truscott

Galliford Try’s building division has picked up two contracts worth a combined £43m and a major framework in the north of England.

The firm has reached financial close with the Education Funding Agency for the £21.7m Harris Invictus Academy in Croydon.

The secondary school will accomodate up to 1,150 pupils and feature a sports hall, main hall, activity studio, dining area, library, music room, reception area as well as a multi-use games areas, sports pitches and an external play space to the rear of the site.

Galliford Try has also picked up a £21.3m Accident and Emergency facility at Croydon University Hospital. It will consist of 28 emergency bays, an eight bed children’s emergency department with its own reception and waiting area, a large resuscitation unit and an urgent care centre for minor ailments and illnesses.

Lastly, the company has won a spot on the YORbuild2 construction framework procured by councils from East Riding, Scarborough, Rotherham and Leeds.

The framework covers 91 local authorities in the North over a four year period with a possible two year extension. Galliford Try is included on the lots for projects £4m plus, which have a combined potential pipeline of £1.9bn.