Hemel Hempstead, 30 July 2014 – BAM has secured preferred bidder status for four Hull and East Riding priority schools. The batch of schools, collectively valued at around £38 million, includes two secondary schools and two primary schools and together will provide learning spaces for 3,230 pupils.
The schools are funded via the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and are Withernsea High School, Wolfreton School and Sixth Form College, Neasden and Foredyke Primary Schools.
BAM has been appointed as panel member for Withernsea High School, which is the sample school for the batch, and this is now subject to obtaining planning permission before a potential start on site by December. The school is around 60 per cent new build and 40 per cent refurbishment.
Located close to the coast and in a community that needs additional communal facilities, the school has also attracted enhanced funding from the Local Authority in particular for its sports facilities.
The other three schools are subject to final agreement being reached through the ITT process (invitation to tender). If this is successfully achieved they would start on site early in 2015.