Preferred bidder


Kier has been announced preferred bidder for the design and delivery of the £20m Ormiston Bushfield Academy in Peterborough for Peterborough City Council. The company is also favoured to deliver solutions for the reconstruction of Stanground College (£40m) and improvements to Orton Longueville School (£20m).

The projects will be delivered by Kier Eastern, the Group’s local construction business, as part of Partnerships for Schools National Contractors’ Framework. Work at the Ormiston Bushfield Academy is expected to start in autumn with completion scheduled for May 2012. Work on Stanground College and Orton Longueville School is expected to start in autumn 2011 for completion in summer 2013.

Kier Group chief executive Paul Sheffield said: “We are delighted to be the preferred contractor to deliver this vision for the Ormiston Bushfield Academy. This, together with the likelihood of further opportunities at Stanground College and Orton Longueville School coming on stream, will enable us to make a real difference in the borough through the delivery of top quality student centred learning environments.”