10/07/2015 - 10:20

Decmil to build new school in NZ

10/07/2015 - 10:20

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Engineering and construction firm Decmil Group has been selected to build a school in Christchurch for the New Zealand Ministry of Education.

Decmil to build new school in NZ

Engineering and construction firm Decmil Group has been selected to build a school in Christchurch for the New Zealand Ministry of Education.

The new school will form part of the New Zealand government’s $NZ1.4 billion program to rebuild and repair 115 new and existing schools in the Christchurch region, which has been hit by repeated natural disasters in recent years.

Decmil has begun the design phase for the South Hornby Primary School, and will work with the Ministry of Education to finalise a design and construction approach.

“Decmil has established itself as a significant contractor for government infrastructure and we are pleased to secure our first school contract in New Zealand and our first for the Ministry of Education,” Decmil managing director Scott Criddle said.

In February, a consortium which includes Perth-based Programmed Maintenance Services was appointed as the preferred bidder for a public private partnership for four new schools in New Zealand.

It was asked to provide facility and asset management services for the project, which comprises the delivery of four new schools, two of which are in Christchurch.

Programmed and Decmil are also involved in one of three consortia which have been shortlisted to come up with proposals for Western Australia’s first public private partnership for schools, with the winner to design, build, finance and maintain eight new public schools over 25 years.

Shares in Decmil were 3.5 per cent higher to $1.16 each at 10:15am.

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