Facility will be constructed at two sites on the island

Kier has been awarded a £54m contract to deliver the Isle of Sheppey Academy on behalf of Kent council.

The project involves the construction of a facility across two sites on the east and west of the island.

Once complete the academy will serve 2,450 students and include a media suite, drama facilities, dance studios, sports hall and a vocational centre.

It will be built according to a renewable energy strategy, which aims to reduce emissions by 60% compared with 2002 building regulation standards.

Works on both sites in Sheppey begun recently with the project scheduled to be complete by August 2013.

Kier Group chief executive Paul Sheffield said:

“As a company committed to providing first class learning establishments for the 21st century, Kier is particularly proud to be involved with the delivery of this landmark scheme.

“The construction team looks forward to demonstrating its ability to deliver educational facilities that enhance the learning experience and are of award-winning calibre.”