Global firm wins Liverpool schools upgrade deal

US-based global infrastructure consultancy AECOM wins deal to oversee £1.5m upgrade of primary schools across Liverpool. Tony McDonough reports

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AECOM will oversee a £1.5m upgrade of Liverpool primary schools. Stock image


Global infrastructure consultancy AECOM will lead on a £1.5m Liverpool schools capital programme that will deliver upgrades to primary schools across the city.

Dallas-based AECOM is already well established in the North West and has an office in Liverpool. It was behind the project to refurbish and extend Liverpool’s Central Library.

This latest deal with Liverpool City Council will see the business lead on the programme to improve and upgrade each schools’ heating infrastructure, creating more cost- and energy-efficient buildings.

It includes plant room and boiler upgrades, as well as identifying where radiators and pipework need redesigning and replacing. AECOM will deliver the work via the Crown Commercial Services Construction Professional Services framework.

As sole consultant appointed to the three-year framework, AECOM will be working with LCC to provide services across its in-house disciplines including building surveying, mechanical and electrical engineering, project management and cost management. 

Paul Melton, office lead (Liverpool) and director at AECOM, said: “Warm and safe spaces are a vital foundation for learning and can unlock cost savings within school budgets – which are becoming increasingly squeezed.

“The strength and technical expertise of our multi-disciplinary team will enable us to manage this new programme from inception and we look forward to working with the council as it continues to deliver for the schools in the city region.”

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The team will operate out of AECOM’s offices in Liverpool. AECOM has also recently been appointed by Transport for Greater Manchester and the Department for Transport to lead the redesign of Bury Interchange.

AECOM is a US Fortune 500 firm and its professional services business reported revenues of $14.4 billion in fiscal year 2023.

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