BAM Construction have won the £11.5 million contract to build the new Harborne Academy.
The company has been appointed as the main contractor by Academy sponsors Birmingham Metropolitan College to replace the current school, alongside money from the Government’s Education Funding Agency.
Work is anticipated to begin in July 2012 and completion is scheduled for September 2013.
The new landmark building will include a grand entrance which will run onto Harborne Road, showing the Academy’s flagship health and science facilities, and the main reception area will have a large, stepped glass atrium which will be used for assemblies, music and theatre productions.
Birmingham Metropolitan College’s estates director John Starmer said: “We are delighted to be working with BAM Construction who were the main contractors for the Matthew Boulton campus in 2005.
“This iconic building won the prestigious RIBA Award for its design excellence.
“This new building is a further cementing of Birmingham Metropolitan College and Harborne Academy working together to achieve excellence.”
The new facilities, which will include a sports halls, drama studio, dining facilities and library, will be built in front of the current building allowing the Academy to continue to operate and will create new community facilities for residents in Edgbaston and Harborne.
The Academy will have 800 pupils aged 11 to 18.
BAM’s pre-construction manager Simon Bird said: “We are delighted to be able to use our skills and experience to deliver a vibrant, modern learning facility for Harborne and to enhance the lives of people in the area.”
BAM Construction, part of the multinational Royal BAM Group, is also working at Aston University and the University of Birmingham.