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Amey awarded Preferred Bidder status for new Belfast Institute campus

Press Release   •   Nov 13, 2006 00:00 GMT

Amey today announced it has been awarded Preferred Bidder status to provide facilities management services for a 25 year contract with the Belfast Institute of Further and Higher Education.

The Public Private Partnership (PPP) project, worth £44million, will involve the new build of accommodation at the Institute’s Brunswick Street and College Square East Campuses. A new 20,000m2 college building will also be built in the Titanic Quarter area of Belfast.

Chris Fenton, Director, said: "This is a great opportunity for Amey to build its presence in Northern Ireland by being part of such a prestigious project. Amey has a strong history of providing facilities management services in an educational environment. We are pleased to be awarded preferred bidder status and we look forward to working with Belfast Institute."

As part of a consortium, Amey and its partners will now enter into negotiations to agree a contract to design, build, finance and operate the college accommodation. Construction is expected to begin in 2007 with an expected completion date of 2009.

Notes to the Editor
Amey
Amey is a leading provider of integrated business and infrastructure services to the public and private sector and is working closely with central and local government to develop major projects, including PFI and PPP projects, in the education, health, transport and defence sectors. Services range from the management of large scale transportation infrastructure to the delivery of professional and back office services, all of which are underpinned by leading-edge technology and a genuine partnering philosophy.  Since 2003, Amey has been part of Grupo Ferrovial, one of the largest services and construction groups in Europe.

In February 2006 Amey acquired professional support services provider, Owen Williams.  Owen Williams is the professional services division of Amey, providing management and consultancy services, for clients in strategic highways and transportation, railways, operational services and local government sectors.

Consortium
The consortium is made up of the lead company, Ivywood Colleges, part of the Titanic Group of Companies, Ulster Bank (funder), Todd Architects (designers) and the Patton Group (building contractor).