Farrans chalks up £105m Scottish schools job

Aaron Morby 12 years ago
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North Ireland’s Farrans has secured a £105m contract to build five schools in the Western Isles of Scotland.

The firm will design, build and maintain five schools across the far-flung islands of Lewis, Harris and Benbecula.

Farrans bid the job with fellow Northern Irish contractors, H&J Martin and Patton Group, and Scottish facilities management specialist FES, which will carry out the life cycle maintenance of the new schools expected to be worth £45m of the total contract sum.

The contractor saw off rival bids from Scotland’s big name contractors Morrison and Miller.

The schools will be a mix of primary and secondary schools and are predominantly new build with a total floor space of  225, 000 sq ft.

Sgoiltean Ura, a special purpose vehicle set up by the Scottish Western Isles council Comhairle Nan Eilean Siar, procured the work.

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