The Outline Business Case for new buildings for Brecon High School has now been approved. A budget of £22 million has been allocated to design and build an 11 to 18 school on a site located between the Leisure Centre and the athletics track. A series of meeting have already taken place between the school and the Local authority. The latest progress on the project is :-
18th January 2017 – A Design and build tender has been offered. 5 contractors have expressed an interest in bidding for the contract. These tenders will be submitted for evaluation and awarding a contract in March 2017.
3rd February 2017 – Headteacher, Rob Broadbridge has attended mid tender review meetings with the companies who are tendering for the new buildin project. This was to provide clarification to the contractors regarding different aspects of the tender and ensure the Local Authority receive high quality tenders in order to deliver the best outcome for the Governors, staff, pupils and parents of the Brecon community.
9th May 2017 – Following the completion on the tender evaluation process, BAM Construct have been appointed to undertake the design and construction for the new buildings. The school will now be engaging with BAM to progress the design and planning as preparations are made for presenting the Final Business Case to Welsh Government in the late summer of 2017. Please see the link below for the copy of the press release from Powys County Council regarding this announcement
13th June 2017 – The process of designing and refining the new school has now begun. The first meeting between the contractors, architects, school representatives and the Local Authority took place on 24th May and will continue to occur every fortnight for the foreseeable future to look at all the different aspects of the design of the new school. An overall concept was agreed through the tender process and this is being refined through the meetings that are taking place – the focus is currently on the internal spaces required to meet the needs of a 750 pupil school. Feedback provided by the teaching staff, governors, parents and other stakeholders are being used to influence the design as we try to maximise the space and facilities that we can use. When possible a process of feeding back to staff and pupils will begin to give them a flavour and understanding of what the new school will look like in its new location.
We want a range of stakeholders to be involved in contributing to the planning of our new school premises. To make this is as easy as possible, we have created an information leaflet and stakeholder response form to enable our community to be involved. We are looking to use this information when working with the successful design and build company appointed to deliver this project. If you require a word version of the stakeholder response form, please contact the school via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via the contact form on this website.