Bouygues Construction wins two public-private partnership schools contracts worth nearly 120 million euros
Bouygues Construction, within the Lylopolis(1) bidding group, has just signed a public-private partnership contract (PPP) with the Lorraine Regional Council covering the design, finance, construction and operation/maintenance of two lycées in Pont-à-Mousson.
Designed by architect Christian Laroche, this project, with a works value of around 60 million euros, includes demolition then reconstruction of these establishments by Pertuy Construction, a Group subsidiary operating in Eastern France.
The Hanzelet lycée, with a capacity of 1,000 pupils, will be completely demolished and rebuilt.
As far as the Marquette lycée is concerned, two of its three buildings will be refurbished. One is listed as a historic building and its facades will therefore be preserved. The third building will be demolished and rebuilt.
Special attention will be given to organising the work site so as not to interfere with school activities.
The works will begin in summer 2012 and will, at peak, mobilise 300 people. Delivery will be in three phases, between September 2013 and March 2016. Maintenance of the lycées, pupil accommodation and canteen areas will then be managed by Exprimm, an ETDE subsidiary (Bouygues Construction Energy and Services division) for 20 years, in a contract worth 20 million euros.
This announcement comes not long after the signing of another PPP contract for two schools near Metz. This contract, worth 25 million euros in works and 12 million euros for operation/maintenance, was agreed between Pertuy Construction and the Moselle Regional Council. Designed by architects from Agence Casari and Atelier Malisan, the project includes finance, construction and 18 years' maintenance of these establishments. Exprimm will be responsible for the entire operation/maintenance period, the major maintenance-renewal as well as a commitment to energy efficiency equivalent to low consumption buildings (BBC). These new schools will operate using mixed energy including 70% renewable energy sources.
The work will begin in summer 2012 and involve 180 people at its peak. The first school will be delivered in October 2013 and the second in April 2014.
These new successes confirm the expertise of Bouygues Construction in the schools sector. The Group has wide-ranging experience in building educational establishments, both in the Paris region and the rest of France, as part of PPPs or conventional design & build contracts. The Group is currently building a lycée in Drap (Alpes-Maritimes) to accommodate 900 pupils.
Furthermore, in the United Kingdom, Bouygues UK has built or renovated 24 school buildings over the past six years.
(1) Project company comprises Pertuy Construction and Exprimm (both subsidiaries of Bouygues Construction) and Barclays