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Interserve named preferred bidder to build £8m special education academy in Wednesbury, West Midlands

by Interserve Press Office | Jul 24, 2019

Interserve named preferred bidder to build £8m special education academy in Wednesbury, West MidlandsInterserve Group Limited, the international support services, construction and equipment group, has been selected by the Department for Education (DfE) as the preferred bidder to design and build of High Point Academy in Wednesbury in the West Midlands following a competitive tender.

This is the eighth new school build project that Interserve has won this year following earlier contract wins in Bristol, Leicestershire and Manchester worth more than £49m and underscores the company’s successful strategy of focusing on key education projects in the UK.

The new £8m Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) school is being delivered under the DfE’s Free School Programme to provide education to 90 students ranging in age from 11 to 16 with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Asperger’s and a range of learning difficulties.

Interserve Construction will commence work on the site in June 2020, with completion due in July 2021 and the school will be ready for opening in September 2021.

Interserve Construction has significant experience delivering world-class special education facilities. The project will include the removal of asbestos, redundant utility services and the replacement of current buildings with a new-build High Point Academy.

Simon Butler, Divisional Director at Interserve Construction, said: “We are delighted to be named preferred bidder for the High Point Academy project, which builds upon our growing portfolio of work in the education sector. The award of this contract underscores Interserve’s successful track record with the Department for Education and our capability to deliver award-winning education projects across the UK.”

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For more information contact:

Ian Green
Corporate Affairs Manager
Telephone: 07740 513535

About Interserve Group Limited

Interserve Group Limited is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Everything we do is shaped by our core values. We are a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. We are headquartered in the UK and have consolidated revenues of £2.9bn and a workforce of circa 68,000 people worldwide.

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