Exclusive: Kier and Morgan Sindall join Willmott Dixon on £135m programme to build 12 schools in Liverpool
Morgan Sindall and Kier have won a share of a £135m programme to build 12 schools in Liverpool, Building can reveal.
The two contractors join Willmott Dixon on the programme, which was appointed last year to build the first of the 12 schools.
Liverpool council approved the £135m school building programme last November in place of the Building Schools for the Future Programme (BSF), which was axed by the coalition government in 2010.
Liverpool council confirmed that Kier and Morgan Sindall would join Willmott Dixon on the programme, after the latter was appointed last year to carry out work on the first school to be built, Notre Dame Catholic College in Everton (pictured), which is currently under construction.
But the council said it had not yet determined which of the 11 remaining schools would be built by the three contractors.
The council put the £135m funding package together after Liverpool had its £350m BSF allocation axed by the government. The funding is a mix of capital funding and includes receipts from the sale of surplus land as well as other council resources.
The remaining 11 schools are:
- Archbishop Beck Secondary - start on site at former Long Lane Depot in Fazakerley in April 2013 and opening September 2014
- St John Bosco Secondary and Our Lady of St Swithin’s Primary in Croxteth - rebuild on existing St John Bosco site starting in April 2013, opening September 2014
- Archbishop Blanch Secondary near the city centre - rebuild on new site (TBC), opening September 2015
- St Hilda’s Secondary in Aigburth - rebuild on new site (TBC), opening September 2015
- Holly Lodge Secondary in West Derby - rebuild on rear of existing site, opening September 2015
- Bank View Special School in Fazakerley - rebuild on existing site, opening September 2015
- New Park Primary in Kensington - rebuild on existing site, opening September 2016
- Northway Primary in Childwall - rebuild on existing site, opening September 2016
- SFX Secondary and St Julie’s Secondary in Woolton - relocation of St Julies to former Lower Lee site on Beaconsfield Road to create a Catholic boys/girls campus with new buildings at SFX - opening September 2017