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AMEC bags US $71m project management

AMEC, the international project management and services company, has been awarded a US $71 million (£36 million) contract by Hochtief PPP Solutions (UK) Ltd to design and deliver two new secondary schools in the city of Salford

AMEC, the international project management and services company, has been awarded a US $71 million (£36 million) contract by Hochtief PPP Solutions (UK) Ltd to design and deliver two new secondary schools in the city of Salford.

Work on Harrop Fold High School and Buile Hill High School will begin immediately.

The schools cover a combined area of 18,000 m2 and will be completed in time for the start of the school year in September 2008.

The facilities will not only meet the needs of the schools' performing and visual arts specialisms, but will also include outdoor synthetic sports pitches and multi-use games areas.

"This new contract provides further evidence of our expertise and continued commitment to the growing education market," said John Moss, Managing Director of AMEC's Design and Project Services business.

"By working closely with Hochtief PPP Solutions and Salford City Council, our integrated design and delivery teams will deliver innovative and inspirational learning environments for the City of Salford."

AMEC is also currently leading the UK's largest schools PFI project to deliver 17 new and two refurbished secondary schools for South Lanarkshire Council.

It is also the preferred bidder for East Dunbartonshire schools PFI project and is actively pursuing the Building Schools for the Future programme.

The company employs more than 20,000 around the world.

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