Test fast-track Doncaster school hits milestone

Aaron Morby 12 years ago
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Wates Construction and Doncaster planners have hit a demanding Government target to speed up the school building planning process to just six months.

Today Wates received planning permission to start work on Campsmount College in Doncaster, which was destroyed by fire last year.

The project survived education spending cuts after it was singled out to pilot fast-track procurement and building techniques, after concerns were raised about the time it took to build BSF schools.

Work on site is starting within six months of the scheme being given the go ahead last September, which is half the previous time allowed of 12 months.

Lessons learnt on the job will be fed into the Department of Education’s ongoing capital review.

The original school building was substantially destroyed when an electrical fault led to a major fire in December 2009.

The school has been in temporary accommodation since March last year.

Dave Price, Business Unit Manager for Wates Construction, added: “This is fantastic news for the students and staff of Campsmount.

“We’ve already built a close partnership with the school and we’re looking forward to working with them now that planning has been secured.

“We’ve got an excellent team in place ready to get cracking so the hard work of building can really begin.”

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