Balfour Beatty preferred bidder for West Sussex development
Published:  28 September, 2009

LONDON: Balfour Beatty announced today that it has been selected as preferred bidder for the £120m West Sussex National Academies Framework for West Sussex County Council.

The framework comprises four academy schools being redeveloped across the south coast with a mixture of both new-build and refurbishment schemes at Littlehampton, Lancing, Shoreham and Midhurst Rother.

The sample scheme for preferred bidder selection was the £28 million Sir Robert Woodard Academy at Lancing, which will provide a co-educational facility for 1,400 students, aged between 11 and 18 years. Contract award and commencement of the works are expected to be in early 2010.

Subject to successful negotiation and acceptance of final business cases, design and build contracts for the other three academies will be entered into in 2010.

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