Kier selected for £25m Dover Grammar School project in UK
August 27, 2020 – UK-based construction firm Kier Group has been selected by the Department for Education (DfE) to build a £24.7m project at Dover Grammar School for Boys in the UK.
The project will include the design and construction of a new four-storey teaching block and attached four-court sports hall, with a two-court multi-use games area and grass football pitch.
The new building will replace the existing one that was built in the 1930s.
The project is aimed at providing modern facilities for the schools 860 11-18-year-old pupils. It was procured through the DfE Construction Framework as part of DfE’s Priority School Building Programme (PSBP).
Kier said that it is relocating the existing pipe organ, a stained-glass window and some historical plaques to retain some of the historical elements of the old school.
Work on the project is set to be completed in summer 2023.
Kier Regional Building London & South East managing director Cliff Thomas said: “The new building will provide pupils with modern facilities and we look forward to utilising our vast experience in delivering school buildings to create a first-class learning environment for all that attend the school.
“We are also proud of our long-lasting relationship in delivering new educational facilities throughout Kent.”
Recently, Kier Group delivered several projects similar to Dover Grammar School for Boys, including Harris Academy Bromley.
The project was a part new build and part refurbishment of an existing 11-16-year-old, 900 place all girls’ secondary school. It involved the construction of a new three-storey building providing classrooms, science laboratories, a library and a sports hall.