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Barnet Council signs £150M major projects contract

News   •   Oct 25, 2016 16:15 BST

Barnet Council appoints new contractor to deliver £150M worth of major projects for new schools and leisure facilities.

Barnet Council have appointed Graham Construction to build an estimated £150M of major projects including new schools, leisure and community centres as part of the council’s Capital Projects Programme.

The contract will provide a range of new buildings to meet the growing demand and population of Barnet. More people live in Barnet than any other London Borough.

The schemes already confirmed include the building of two new leisure centres at Copthall and New Barnet, the Tarling Road Community Centre in East Finchley as well as school expansion projects.

Between 2016 and 2020, there will be £565M of capital investment, funded by developer contributions, capital receipts, borrowing, revenue and external grants.

Councillor Richard Cornelius, Leader of Barnet Council, said: “As our borough expands so does the need for us to provide more housing, school places, leisure centres and community facilities for our residents, which is why we are investing £565M in the future of the borough.

“Barnet has a good track record of building major projects on time and on budget and this new partnership with Graham provides us further opportunity to deliver these important new buildings which will serve our residents for many years to come.”

Rod McMullan, Graham Construction’s Director of the Partnership, said: “The London Borough of Barnet partnership focuses on quality, value, and cost certainty and we are confident that the knowledge and experience gained from our extensive ongoing education portfolio and Inner-London projects will ensure the council’s Capital Projects pipeline is delivered on time and within budget. We are looking forward to working with the council and the wider team to further improve the range and quality of council services and strengthen Barnet’s reputation as a thriving environment.”

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