We’ve played a crucial role in Blackfen School for Girls in Sidcup being awarded £1.85m in funding to build new state-of-the-art teaching accommodation to replace decades-old ‘temporary’ buildings.
The money comes from the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund and was accessed thanks to our help and expertise.
This funding will help finance the replacement of the three temporary buildings, one of which dates back the 1970’s. As their conditions deteriorated the school had to invest more money in patching them up.
Now the cash will put an end to this and ensure that staff and pupils at the Blackfen Road site will eventually be able to move into new purpose-built classrooms.
Gary Morgan, Business Manager of the school who is overseeing the project, said: “This funding is fantastic for the school, its staff and pupils. We have limped along with these buildings for too long and now have the opportunity to provide the kind of accommodation that everyone at Blackfen deserves.
“Our heartfelt thanks go to the team at Ingleton Wood who have patiently supported the school with this project and will now take it into the next stages.”
The Condition Improvement Fund is available for schools and colleges to improve their buildings and create better environments for learners.
Sam Taylor, one of our Associate and Building Surveyors, said: “Bids for projects can be anything from £25,000 to around £4m.
“These projects vary from small roof replacements to entirely new teaching blocks, building repair or replacement and include anything from health and safety, mechanical and electrical work, asbestos removal and safeguarding.
“We work in the education market and have excellent knowledge of the funding system and, by operating on a no-win no-fee basis, we keep the good will of our customers who return to us for our expertise again and again.”
Central government is committed to spending £500m a year to improve Academy schools allowing those schools to refocus their attention on their primary objectives of raising the quality of education safe in the knowledge the longevity of their assets are protected.
We helped Blackfen School for Girls in Sidcup win a huge £1.85m funding boost to build new state-of-the-art facilities. Credit: @2019 Google