Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council has shortlisted two bidders for its BSF project, being Carillion’s inspiredspaces consortium, and the Galliford Try / Equitix consortium. This announcement means that the Aura consortium has been eliminated.
The project involves several aspects of construction and refurbishment:
- the rebuilding of Hollingworth Business and Enterprise College, Wardle High School, Holy Family RC and CE College, Falinge Park High School and at Darnhill PRU;
- the amalgamation of Balderstone Technology College and Springhill High School with rebuilding on the Springhill site;
- the remodelling of Brownhill special school; and
- the refurbishment of Middleton Technology School, Matthew Moss High School, Cardinal Langley RC High School, Siddal Moor Sports College and St Cuthbert’s RC High School and minor refurbishment at the Saxon Hall PRU.
Operis’s role involved building the financial model and providing financial advice to the inspiredspaces consortium. An announcement of the preferred bidder is anticipated in July 2009.