Contractor lands two deals worth £85m to build new schools in Scotland and South London

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Galliford Try has won two school contracts worth a combined £85m.

The contractor’s Morrison Construction business has won a £43m deal to build a new education campus in North Ayshire, Scotland.

The scheme will involve the relocation of Largs Academy, as well as relocating St Mary’s RC Primary School and building a new primary school, created by the amalgamation of Brisbane and Kelburn Primary Schools.

The facilities will accommodate 2,120 pupils aged from two to 18.

Galliford Try’s investments business will also be investing in the company which will be set up to deliver the project.

The firm’s building business has also reached financial close with the Education Funding Agency (EFA) over a £42m batch of schools in Greenwich, Lewisham and Croydon through the Priority School Building Programme.

The deal includes the £29m Archbishop Lanfranc Academy project in Croydon, which will create a new building for an expanded roll of 1,350 pupils and provide sporting facilities including a full athletics track.

Peter Truscott, Galliford Try chief executive, said: “We are now firmly established as one of the leading education contractors in the country with the total value of our order book in the sector exceeding £1bn.

“This success is testament to our collaborative approach in working with both public sector commissioning bodies and schools to produce excellent facilities around the country, and we look forward to creating further high quality school buildings for the children of Largs and South London.”