The Department for Education (DfE) has appointed Kier for a £24.7 million project at the Dover Grammar School for Boys. The project was procured through the DfE Construction Framework and is due for completion in Summer 2023.
With the aim of providing new amenities and modern facilities for 860 pupils aged between 11-18, the project includes the design and construction of a 4-storey teaching block with a 4-court sports hall attached and a 2-court multi-use games area along with grass football pitch.
The original building was constructed in the 1930’s and although it will be replaced by the new building, several features of the original building will be retained such as the existing pipe organ, some historical plaques and a stained-glass window.
Cliff Thomas, managing director at Kier Regional Building London & South East, said: “We’re pleased to be appointed to deliver this much-needed scheme. 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.”
In addition to Dover Grammar School for Boys, Kier has been responsible for the delivery of a number of similar projects such as Harris Academy Bromley which was part new build and part refurbishment of an existing 11-16-year-old, 900 place all girls secondary school.