Contractor will build new premises in East Dulwich to house 1,680 students

Kier has won a £25.3m contract to build The Charter School in East Dulwich, London. 

It will be working with the London Borough of Southwark on the new premises for 1,680 students, which will serve East Dulwich and South Camberwell in a move it claims will help address the urgent need for new capacity due to increased demand for secondary school places. 

The new school will comprise two main buildings across a combined 9,750 sq ft, with Kier constructing the main teaching building, sports and dining halls, as well as open space and parking areas. 

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Work will complete in the winter of 2018, with the school opening in early 2019.

The project is the latest in a raft of education wins for the contractor, which include the Woodside School in Sheffield in February and Rhyl Catholic School in July.

It also increases Kier’s presence in the London borough of Southwark, where it is the council’s sole provider for corporate facilities in a deal that runs until 2020. This sees it undertake a full range of maintenance across the borough as well as minor works.