The firm beat rival Kier to take the four schools located in Birmingham, Derby and Nottinghamshire.
Keith Rayner, BAM’s education director, said: “So far, BAM has a 100% track record of making the shortlist on all of the priority schools for which we have tendered, but the real test of value is in being selected and we are delighted that our designs have been chosen.”
Midlands 2 batch
- Lees Brook Community School (Secondary)
- Heathlands Primary School
- Hallmoor School (Special)
- Fountaindale School (Special)
This contract follows the announcement of contractors for first two Priority Schools Building Programme batches which will rebuild six schools in Coventry and nine schools in the North East.
Work will now progress to the planning application stage.
The Education Funding Agency also said it would select firms for the remaining five batches of publicly funded schools by the end of May.
School bidders table
South: Bidders Kier and Interserve
London: Bidders Bam Construct and Kier
East: Bidders Kier and Wates
Midlands 1: Winner Wates, £36m
Midlands 2: Winner Bam Construct, £27m
North East: Winner Sir Robert McAlpine, £64m
North West 1: Bidders Bam Construct and Carillion
North West 2: Bidders Bam Construct and Willmott Dixon
Also EFA is working with the schools that are likely to form the first three privately financed batches of schools.
The first batch – Herts, Luton and Reading – includes secondary schools worth £110m. Expressions of interest are likely to be invited in the spring.
The next two batches will follow soon afterwards. These are:
North East 1 includes a batch of 13 schools (seven secondary and six primary) worth £95m
North West 1 includes a batch of 14 schools, worth £94m.