Balfour Beatty wins Derby school construction contract

Infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has announced that it has been appointed preferred bidder by Derby City Council for its £231m Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

Balfour Beatty’s scope of work will involve the construction and facilities management for the build or refurbishment of 14 schools in the city, with funding for three schools to be raised through a Balfour Beatty-led PPP concession.

ICT services across all the schools will be delivered in conjunction with RM, a provider of ICT educational solutions.

The initial phase of the scheme will begin in November 2010 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.