Balfour Beatty wins £231m Derby BSF

Balfour Beatty has been appointed preferred bidder for Derby City Council’s £231m Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.The BSF Programme involves the design and new build or refurbishment of 14 schools in the city with funding for three schools to be raised through a Balfour Beatty led PPP concession. All construction and facilities management will be carried out by Balfour Beatty. ICT services across all the schools will be delivered in conjunction with RM, a leading provider of ICT educational solutions.

The initial phase of the scheme will begin in November of this year with the new build of Noel-Baker Community School and Language College and St Martins School, together with the major refurbishment of Derby Moor Community Sports College. All of these schools are scheduled to open for the new academic year in September 2012. Upgrades and new builds of the other schools will commence once financial close has been achieved with all work to be completed for the new academic year in September 2014.

Balfour Beatty chief executive, Ian Tyler, said:

"We are delighted by this preferred bidder award and the opportunity to further strengthen our relationship with the City of Derby. We look forward to developing a Local Education Partnership with the Council and Partnerships for Schools to deliver excellent design and value for all schools in the programme, as well as maximising the economic benefit to the City."

Balfour Beatty will invest equity of £6.6m into the 25-year concession to operate and maintain the school facilities and provide related services for the three PPP schools.

Your News

If you've got a story that would be of interest to Builder & Engineer readers, send us an email

Features

2017-05-31 13:33

The rate of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) will rise by two per cent on June 1 to 12 per cent on all non-exempt transactions. Martin Bennison, managing director at construction finance firm Ultimate Finance, explains what this means for UK construction companies.

2017-05-25 08:41

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is growing in popularity and is now mandatory for centrally funded public-sector projects. Experts and the curious are gathering more and more frequently at dedicated congresses, exhibitions and workshops. Many people are now asking: Where does the UK stand on the issue of BIM and the digitisation of the construction industry?

2017-05-10 10:47

Opening site doors to more females is vital to plugging the construction skills gap, reports Claire Cameron

THE construction industry continues to be plagued by a well-documented skills gap with some suggesting the shortage could get worse before it gets better.

2017-05-08 14:27

If you work on a building site, are self-employed or have a zero-hours contract, you might be surprised to know you work in the ”gig economy”. This is the economy characterised by temporary work and irregular hours, pay and working conditions.

2017-03-29 10:31

Jeremy Gould, VP sales Europe, TomTom Telematics, discusses how technological developments in vehicle telematics have opened up new workflow management possibilities for the construction industry

2017-03-21 09:31

With the demand of oil increasing, it’s estimated that the Earth will reach its full capacity for oil consumption at some point within the next 20 years. This is despite the production of oil decreasing, and the construction industry is no exception to this, reports Niftylift.

2017-03-17 10:55

With construction firms leading the way in drone technology, Claire Cameron takes a closer look at how unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be used onsite

2017-03-07 16:20

While the physical safety of workers is prioritised on construction sites, mental health is often overlooked, reports Claire Cameron

Free E-newsletter Sign-Up

Sign up for our free e-newsletter

Looking for a company or service?