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Miller confirmed for £44m Leicester BSF contracts

Miller Construction has been confirmed for work on six schools worth £43.9 million under the next two phases of Leicester City Council’s Building Schools for the Future Programme.

Work is expected to commence on the first school in phase 3, Children’s Hospital School, in summer 2012 and works will begin on phase 4 in winter 2012.

Miller Construction chief executive Chris Webster said: “We are delighted to have been confirmed as the construction partner for the next two phases of the Leicester BSF Programme. 

“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.”

The company started work on the £16m Rushey Mead Secondary School in May of this year, the first school in the second phase of the programme which will deliver three new schools. 

Phase 3 sees the delivery of four new schools: A refurbishment project at Children’s Hospital School; new build and refurbishment work at St Paul’s Catholic School and the new co-location of a Special Education Needs school with a secondary school at the site currently shared by Hamilton and Netherhall schools.

The final phase comprises a new school for Keyham Lodge School and new build and part refurbishment works for Millgate School.

Mr Webster added: “Being confirmed as the construction partner on these contracts enables us to continue our working relationship with the council as we work together on programmes of work over the long-term. A key driver in our strategy set out at the beginning of 2011 was the education market.”

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