Bouygues Construction wins another success in the schools sector in London
Bouygues UK, the British subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, is regenerating four secondary schools in the London borough of Tower Hamlets: Langdon Park School, Stepney Green Mathematics and Computing College, Central Foundation School for Girls and Phoenix School. Worth a total of £61.5 million (approximately €70 million), the contract signed with Tower Hamlets Council covers the complete refurbishment of the existing buildings and the construction of a number of extensions.
The aim is to deliver high quality school premises achieving improved energy efficiency: carbon emissions will be reduced by 44%. The new buildings will be built to the standard of "Very Good" BREEAM® certification.
The schools will continue to operate normally during the works, which got under way this summer. In order to minimise disruption, Bouygues UK has devised very rigorous site organisation, and it will observe strict noise limitations. In addition, temporary classrooms will be provided during the construction period. Handover of the first two schools is scheduled for September 2013, with the other two following before the start of 2014.
Bouygues UK has already been involved in two previous phases of secondary school regeneration in the borough of Tower Hamlets, with works at some ten educational institutions either in progress or completed. These projects form part of the Building Schools for the Future programme launched by the British government in 2003.
Bouygues Construction's know-how in the schools sector has been long acknowledged in the United Kingdom. In the course of the past six years, Bouygues UK has constructed or refurbished 24 school buildings.
These contracts underline Bouygues Construction's strong position on the British market. First operating in the UK around 15 years ago, the Group has progressively grown its business through successes in building, public works, electricity and facilities management. The Group further reinforced its local presence by acquiring a majority stake in the Leadbitter Group in December 2010.
In 2010, Bouygues Construction posted UK sales of more than €600 million (excluding Leadbitter).