Carillion has been chosen as preferred bidder for Wolverhampton City Council’s £370m Building Schools for the Future programme.
The contractor’s InspiredSpaces education business saw off Interserve’s Environments for Learning to clinch the deal.
Carillion will rebuild and remodel all 26 Wolverhampton schools which serve secondary aged pupils.
The first four are: Highfields Science Specialist School, co-located with Pennfields Special School (Private Finance Initiative new build), and Kings C of E School, co-located with Tettenhall Wood Special School (remodelled).
It is anticipated that work will start on the first projects during the summer. The council wants to transform all 26 schools by 2014.