Tameside

The Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme was a major government initiative aimed at rebuilding and renewing school facilities in England to 21st century standards. In Tameside, BSF has meant an investment of approximately 300 million for the Tameside BSF programme and formed part of the previous UK Government’s 45 billion Building Schools for the Future programme to create better secondary and special schools to teach and learn in.

inspiredspaces and its joint venture partners in the LEP, reached financial close on the first wave of schools in February 2009, and the second wave of schools in April 2010 in the 300 million Tameside Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

The first wave of schools reached financial close in February 2009 and included two Privately Financed schools – Mossley Hollins High school and St Damian’s RC Science College which reached completion in February and May 2012 respectively. A further two Design and Build schools which reached financial close in September 2009 – New Charter Academy and Samuel Laycock School reached completion in August 2011.

St Damian’s RC Science College

Mossley Hollins High School

Ashton Campus – New Charter Academy & Samuel Laycock

The second wave of schools reached financial close in April 2010 and includes six new schools, five are Privately Financed Schools – Hyde Technology School, Dale Grove School, White Bridge College (which reached completion in September 2011), Denton Community College and Elmbridge School, Droylsden Academy is the only Design and Build scheme in this wave.

Carillion will provide facilities management services over the 25 year concession period, with an approximate value of 21million for all 12 schools. All schools in the BSF programme will be completed by the end of 2012.

The LEP will deliver all aspects of the BSF process from inception to completion, helping Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council’s educational transformation through the procurement of innovative school accommodation and related services. By creating radically improved school environments and educational climates, inspiredspaces in partnership with Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council will create the transformational step change for learners and the wider communities.

Carillion chief executive, John McDonough, said: “Education is a strong growth sector for Carillion and we are delighted to have reached financial close on another major BSF programme. We look forward to working with our partners to deliver these new schools and to achieving Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council’s vision of providing transformational learning that raises the aspirations and expectations of the people of Tameside.”

The key to inspiredspaces selection was the understanding of the Tameside educational vision and how through an approach to partnership underpinned by shared Values this vision can be realised.

To Date

The Tameside BSF programme now has 5 major projects on site. Mossley Hollins High School and St Damian’s RC Science College were successfully completed in February and May 2011, with New Charter Academy and Samuel Laycock School both reaching completion in August 2011.

Hyde Technology School, Dale Grove School, White Bridge College (completed in September 2011), Denton Community College and Elmbridge School projects commenced on site following financial close in April 2010, with Droylsden Academy commencing on site shortly after, in May 2010, all are due to have reached completion by early 2012.

Hyde Technology School

Dale Grove School

White Bridge College

Elmbridge School

Denton Community College

Droylsden Academy

inspiredspaces continue to deliver numerous “Injected Works” schemes during 2010 and 2011, to agreed programme & budget.

In addition, inspiredspaces have working closely with TMBC to deliver the Primary Capital Programme schemes. The Programme was to remodel and transform the educational requirements of Primary Schools, reaching completion in Summer 2011.

inspiredspaces are committed to the delivery of educational transformation through innovative design and ICT solutions. The partnership has developed initiatives which are exciting and different, demonstrating a vision of creating and sustaining educational excellence for the communities of Tameside.