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The contract includes a new hall and teaching block at Poplar Primary School

Balfour Beatty wins £25m schools deal

Balfour Beatty has been awarded a £25 million contract to extend and upgrade six primary schools for the London Borough of Merton

Posted by Dave Higgitt | July 23, 2014 | Bricks & mortar

The contract is part of the £1 billion, four year iESE (Improvement and Efficiency South East) framework, and includes a £5.1 million three-storey extension to Pelham Primary School; a £4.4 million new school hall, main entrance and teaching block at Hillcross primary school; a £4 million extension, including a new hall and teaching block, at Poplar Primary School; a £2.7 million teaching block, library extension and link at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School; a £3.9 million new teaching block at Singlegate Primary School and a new £1.6 million two-storey teaching block at Merton Abbey School.

The contract is the latest to result from Balfour Beatty’s appointment to the iESE framework in 2011, through which the company has been awarded in excess of £100 million worth of work, including two recently completed primary schools in Winchester in Hampshire.

Much of the work is on school buildings dating back to the 1930s and will incorporate updates to the latest energy efficiency standards, including innovations such as photovoltaic panels and low energy lighting.

Nick Kent, Balfour Beatty iESE senior contract manager, said: “These six school projects for Merton Council further strengthen our position as a leading construction partner in the education sector and build on our good working relationship with the London Borough of Merton.”

The schools projects are scheduled for completion in September 2015.

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