VT wins schools contract

Support services company VT Group has won its second Building Schools for the Future contract worth £120m from the London Borough of Lewisham


Southampton support services company VT Group has won a second Building Schools for the Future (BSF) contract worth £120m from the London Borough of Lewisham.



Under an initial PFI contract, VT Education and Skills (VTES), working in a joint venture with the Costain Group as the Learning21 consortium, has formed a partnership with Lewisham Borough Council.


Costain will build two new secondary schools and VT will provide associated facilities management (FM) and information communications technology (ICT), as well as ICT to several other schools in the borough.



Subsequent phases under Lewisham’s BSF programme will cover the rebuild or refurbishment of the remaining seven secondary schools and three Special Educational Needs schools, with related FM and ICT services. This is expected to raise the total value to VT to £320m over 25 years.