Contracts have now been signed for Kier to deliver the £54m Isle of Sheppey Academy on behalf of Kent County Council.
Formerly part of the Kent Building Schools for the Future LEP1 programme, the project will see construction of a state-of-the-art facility across two sites on the east and west of the island, to serve 2,450 students.
The academy will specialise in business, enterprise and sport and will include a media suite, drama facilities, dance studios, performance studio, sports halls and outdoor sporting facilities, as well as a vocational centre.
It will be built to a renewable energy strategy aimed at reducing emissions by 60% compared with 2002 building regulation standards.
Kier Group chief executive Paul Sheffield commented: 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.”
Construction work on both sites in Sheppey has just started with completion due by August 2013.