The new Five Islands School, St Mary’s, Isles of Scilly for Kier Western and the Council of the Isles of Scilly

The Five Islands School is the first federated school in the UK providing primary and secondary education at five sites across the Isles of Scilly. The school was given funding of £13 million for the development. The works were procured by the local education authority, the Council of the Isles of Scilly, and Kier Western was the appointed contractor. This was the largest single procurement ever undertaken by the Council.

We were responsible for preparing the engineering and construction contract documents. Due to the unique nature of building a major new school in an island community some 30 miles off the UK mainland, the appropriate allocation of risk between the employer and contractor needed extremely careful and detailed drafting. We had to work to a very tight deadline and completed the documents within days of the planned contract signing on St Mary’s.

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