AMEY is pleased to announce that Integrated Bradford, a Consortium that includes Amey, Costain, HSBC and Building Schools for the Future Investments, has reached financial close on the £230m Bradford Schools Phase 2 PFI Project.
The scheme, which is a further phase of the Bradford ‘Building Schools for the Future’ Programme, includes for the provision of 4 Secondary Schools for Bradford Metropolitan District Council, integrating schools dedicated to special educational needs with larger mainstream secondary schools in a modern campus environment. Design and construction of the schools will be provided by Educo, a Joint Venture between Costain and Ferrovial Agroman, whilst Amey will undertake the Facilities Management Services and provide the Information and Communications Technology.
Phase One of the Bradford BSF Programme provided for three new secondary schools, all of which are now in full operation. A subsequent phase, currently in construction, will see three new primary schools handed over in early 2010.
BSF is a £45bn government initiative to modernise England’s secondary school estate by refurbishing or rebuilding every school within the next ten years. Bradford BSF was one of the pathfinder projects, in which the development of new schools is undertaken by a Local Education Partnership that includes Bradford MDC, Amey, Costain and Building Schools for the Future Investments.
Mel Ewell, Chief Executive of Amey, said:
“Amey is delighted to have reached financial close in this prestigious ‘Building Schools for the Future’ project, further strengthening our relationship with Bradford and our partners to improve the education provision in the City.
The project will not only increase the educational and IT facilities that are on offer to the local community but also lead to an enhanced educational environment helping raise the performance of future generations in the local area, and support the city in their drive to create a skilled and competitive workforce. ”
PHOTOS ARE AVAILABLE. Contact Carolyne Coyle, Communications Officer in Bradford Council's Press Office on (01274) 433526.
Note for Editors - BSF will see £400 m invested in rebuilding or refurbishing every secondary school in the Bradford district.
- Building Schools for the Future is the largest single schools capital investment programme for over 50 years. The aim is to transform education by rebuilding or renewing England’s state secondary schools during the lifetime of the programme. 87 schools which have benefited from BSF investment are now open across England, including three schools in Bradford.
- Partnerships for Schools (PfS) is the delivery organisation for BSF. For more information about BSF see www.partnershipsforschools.org.uk renewing England's state secondary schools estate during the lifetime of the programme.