Miller to start on six Leicester schools

Grant Prior 11 years ago
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Miller Construction has been confirmed by Leicester City Council for the next £43.9m phase of its Building Schools for the Future Programme.

Phases 3 and 4 will involve construction of six schools.

Work will start on the first school in phase 3, Children’s Hospital School, next summer and construction will begin on phase 4 in winter 2012.

Miller chief executive Chris Webster said: “We have already established a successful partnership with Leicester City Council and we are looking forward to sharing continued success as we deliver the next batch of schools in phases 3 and 4.

“Phase 1 saw us deliver award winning education environments which have already brought numerous benefits to students, staff and local communities.

“We are currently on site with phase 2 and are confident that by continuing close collaboration with Leicester City Council, the learning environments delivered will more than meet 21st Century education demands.”

Miller started works on Rushey Mead Secondary School in May – the first school in the second phase of the programme which will deliver three new schools.

The £16 million design and build project involves remodelling and a major rebuild of the school campus with works due for completion in May 2013.

Phase 3 will see the delivery of four new schools: Children’s Hospital School, a refurbishment project; St Paul’s Catholic School, a mixture of both new build and major refurbishment works; and Hamilton School and Netherhall School, two separate schools on one site, will involve a new co-location of a Special Education Needs school with a secondary school.

Phase 4 comprises a new school for Keyham Lodge School and new build and part refurbishment works for Millgate School.

Webster added: “A key driver in our strategy set out at the beginning of 2011 was the education market where we have an unrivalled reputation for innovative, quality builds, delivered to both budget and programme.

“Construction in education has a major role to play in the economic recovery, and we are delighted to be working with Leicester City Council to deliver these projects which in turn deliver wider economic benefits for the area.”

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