Main work will start on site in October with the contract set to be completed by September 2013.
The three-storey secondary school building housing the Reuben Business Centre will provide new ICT teaching and breakout spaces, science laboratories, sixth form study and social areas, house bases and a 330 seat lecture theatre.
The project also includes an extensive refurbishment around the existing school including humanities and English classrooms, art gallery and house bases.
The job was procured through the Academies Framework and is the latest win for the Nightingale and Kier partnership in the south of England.
The team has already completed Castle School (Newbury) which opened last year, and three other projects are now in progress under the West Berkshire Council ‘JKD Programme’ including the Downs School (Compton), Kennet School (Thatcham) and the John O’Gaunt Community Technology College (Hungerford).
Design Manager, Andy Vernon, Kier Construction said: “It is great to win further work with our partners at Nightingale, giving us all the opportunity to develop our combined working relationships and expertise on schools projects”