Croydon Council and DfE appoint Kier to deliver two education projects

3 August 2020 (Last Updated August 3rd, 2020 10:39)

Croydon Council and the Department for Education (DfE) in the UK have appointed Kier for two education projects in the London Borough of Croydon.

Croydon Council and DfE appoint Kier to deliver two education projects
Croydon Council and the DfE appoint Kier for two education projects in the London Borough of Croydon. Credit: Kier Group plc.

Croydon Council and the Department for Education (DfE) in the UK have appointed Kier for two education projects in the London Borough of Croydon.

The company will deliver a £13.6m special educational needs (SEN) school, named Addington Valley, in New Addington.

As part of the project, Kier will design and construct a school for 150 pupils aged between 2 and 19 years.

Set to feature new facilities for its pupils, the 3,450m² two-storey school is being developed to address the communication, cognitive, sensory, social, emotional and behavioural needs of its students.

Kier has also been appointed by the DfE to deliver the refurbishment scheme at Park Hill Junior School in Croydon.

For this project, the company will refurbish the existing school and replace its windows. The project also includes re-roofing sections of the school.

Kier Regional Building London and South East managing director Cliff Thomas said: “Both schools are hugely important and address Croydon’s rapidly expanding population and further supports Croydon Council priority to invest in more local pupil places.

“We are delighted to be appointed to both projects, which build on our expertise in delivering educational facilities. We look forward to working with the DfE, Croydon Council and our local supply chain on these exciting projects.”

With the latest appointments, Kier will be able to further strengthen its position as a leading provider of educational facilities.

The DfE also appointed Kier to deliver the £15.6m Harris Clapham Sixth Form Academy for the Harris Federation. As part of the project, the company will demolish an existing former army reserve centre building and construct a new-build part three and four-storey building.