Firm becomes construction partner to consortium named as preferred bidder on schools programme

Galliford Try has been confirmed as a construction partner for the Equitix consortium, which has been appointed as preferred bidder on the Cambridgeshire Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

The firm will oversee the £26m redevelopment of Neale-Wade community college in Cambridgeshire in March, following financial close. The second phase of the programme, which includes the development of the £19m Cromwell community college in Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, is anticipated to start in 2011.

Galliford Try will complete 40% of Equitix's construction work in the first phase of the BSF programme in the first instance, but could undertake additional construction work in subsequent phases which could be worth £600m over the next 15 years.