Interserve picks up £39m batch of priority schools in the West Midlands


Interserve has won a £39m batch of schools in the West Midlands, the second batch of schools the contractor has picked up through the government’s flagship school building programme this month,

A source close to the process said Interserve had beaten off competition from Kier for the batch of schools in the West Midlands, worth £39m. It is the third batch of direct capital schools in the Midalnds to come to market through the Priority School Building Programme.

The win comes after yesterday Building revealed that Interserve has won the £48m North West 3 batch of schools, after seeing of competition from Kier.

Yesterday the EFA confirmed Kier beat Wates to be chosen for the East 2 batch of priority schools, worth £60m, with the contractor also beating Bam Construction for the North East 2 batch of schools, worth £63m.

PSBP – winners

Contractors that have won capital-funded priority schools batches

Kier – 3 batches £153m

  • South £30m
  • East 2 £60m
  • North-east 2 £63m

Bam Construction – 2 batches £103m

  • London  £75m
  • Midlands 2 £28m

Interserve – 2 batches £87m

  • North-west 3 £48m
  • Midlands 3 £39m

Wates – 2 batches £71m

  • Midlands 1 £38m
  • East £33m

Sir Robert McAlpine – 1 batch £57m

  • North-east 1 £57m

Carillion – 1 batch £47m

  • North-west 1 £47m

Willmott Dixon – 1 batch £21m

  • North-west 2 £21m