Major £3m revamp at Ulverston school set to begin next year
Last updated at 10:09, Friday, 23 August 2013
A MAJOR project to revamp a South Lakes school is set to get underway next year.
Plans for a £3m refurbishment at Ulverston Victoria High School were announced late last year and council bosses are targeting a 2015 completion date.
Cumbria County Council has announced it is looking to appoint a contractor for the design and construction of the project.
The contract would begin in early 2014, with work expected to start in the summer and last around 12 months.
Planned work includes a new two-storey extension, internal alterations and new walkways around the site.
The council announced the funding as part of plans aimed at bringing down the schools running costs.
Councillor David Southward, Cumbria County Council’s cabinet member for property, said: “This project will transform Ulverston Victoria High School by updating and improving the site and removing buildings that are no longer needed.
“It’s a scheme that will benefit young people in Ulverston and the surrounding area for many years to come.
“I’d encourage contractors interested in tendering for the work to come forward and make their interest known.”
Interested contractors are being asked to submit their responses to an online pre-qualification questionnaire at www.the-chest.org.uk – the council’s online tendering portal.
First published at 10:07, Friday, 23 August 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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When is Croftlands school going to get treated to a make over. Buildings that were put up in he 70's as a temporary build, are falling down!! The underside/sides of the buildings have got holes in them, and various creatures are living under the building. Its unsafe. And id say its only a matter of time and luck if a child or a member of staff are not injured. Its shocking. Need's to be knocked down 10years ago.
Keep Ulverston Special should object to these plans because they are not "special" enough for our town. Kids can go to Barrow instead of being schooled in the local area.