Bovis awarded A$250m Sydney social infra project

Bovis Lend Lease has won a contract to develop 110 schools in the Sydney Archdiocese. The value of the project to the company is A$250m.

Australian construction and asset management group Bovis Lend Lease has been awarded a A$250 million (€146 million; $210 million) contract to develop social infrastructure in the Australian state of New South Wales.

The contract has
a value of A$250m

In a statement to the Australian Securities Exchange, Bovis’ parent company Lend Lease Corporation said it will be responsible for developing new facilities and carrying out refurbishments on 110 schools on behalf of the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney.

The award of the A$250 million scheme brings the value of Bovis’ education infrastructure project portfolio to A$1 billion. The firm is already responsible for the construction and refurbishment of 380 primary schools across the state as well as upgrading science laboratories at a further 105 schools.

The project forms part of the Australian government’s A$42 billion economic stimulus plan.

Completion of the project is set for March 2011.