New Build Update

New Building Project

Progress Report – 21st September 2017

Ounsdale High School has been awarded £3.4 million to improve the condition of the school’s learning environment from the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund. This is the largest bid awarded through this project within the country this year and as you might expect we are very excited about the opportunities this funding offers to present and future students.  

Since receiving details of the award, Governors have appointed consultants Nyman Green Ltd (Project and Cost Management) and Gillespies LLP (Architectural) to explore the options available. A considerable amount of work has been undertaken and we want to update you on the latest position with regard to the progress of the project.

The options derived have been considered in tandem with the school teaching and other requirements as far as possible to arrive at the recommendation for the preferred option to be taken forward into detail and into planning.

The project will consist of three stages:

  1. The frontage (flood defences, access improvements and linkages into the further two stages within the school but not visible from the entrance or road)
  2. A partial demolition and refurbishment of the existing three storey main teaching block
  3. A new teaching building to be constructed on the tennis court area.

The scheme now needs to advance into planning alongside detailed design to refine the scheme to provide a greater degree of cost certainty through tender stage.

It is anticipated that the development will be completed between December 2018 and March 2019

Further details and images relating to the project can be found here:

Progress Report – Parents 21st Sept

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