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Carillion appointed preferred bidder for Academy Schools worth over £100 million - 1/23/2012

As a National Academies Framework supplier, Carillion has been appointed preferred bidder for Academy Schools worth over £100 million.

These appointments have been made through the Partnerships for Schools Contractors Framework and closely follow Carillion's success in achieving financial close on the £14 million ARK Bollingbroke Academy in Wandsworth, London.

Stockton on Tees Council has chosen Carillion as the preferred bidder for the combined North Shore Health Academy and 'myplace' youth facility to create a ground-breaking one-stop shop where young people can access social areas, a wide choice of activities and a range of health and educational support services offered by partner agencies. In addition, Carillion will also provide improvements for two existing academies sponsored by Teesside University, namely Thornaby Academy and Freebrough Academy. Work is expected to start at the end of February 2012, with completion scheduled for April 2013.

The London Borough of Lambeth in association with leading education sponsor E-ACT has selected Carillion as the preferred bidder to deliver a new co-located academy and primary school on the site of the Fenstanton Primary School, together with new sports and multi-use games areas and a community youth facility. Work is expected to start in March 2012, with completion scheduled for August 2013.

The London Academies Education Trust (LAET) has selected Carillion as the preferred bidder for the new Aylward Academy in Edmonton, which includes the refurbishment of the existing school buildings and a new extension. As part of the same batched procurement, Carillion will also undertake improvements and new build extensions to four academies: the Nightingale Academy in Enfield for LAET, Richmond Park Academy and Greensward Academy in Essex for Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) and the Colchester Academy for Colchester Institute. Work is expected to start in April 2012, with completion scheduled for April 2014.

Commenting, Carillion Group Chief Executive, Richard Howson, said: "We are delighted to have been selected as the preferred bidder for these academies, which builds on Carillion's strong track record in the education sector, where we have recently delivered, or are in the process of delivering, around 150 new and refurbished schools and academies."