Local BSF News

Contracts worth nearly ten million pounds have already been placed with Lancashire firms as work begins on the Building Schools for the Future programme in Burnley and Pendle. Nearly six million pounds of business has been won by firms in East Lancashire. The contracts include work on things like fixtures and fittings, steel frames, and earthworks.

The Building Schools for the Future programme will involve 250 million pounds of development on nine sites in Burnley and Pendle. Work has started on three sites where students are due to start using the facilities in September 2008. The Shuttleworth College site on Burnley Road, Padiham, will house a 1,050 place school for pupils aged 11 to 16 and a learning support centre.

Keith Walton Brickworth Ltd, of Nelson, has a contract to provide bat roosts.

James Killelea Ltd, of Rossendale, has a contract to provide steel work.

H. Breakell, of Blackburn, has a contract to provide lifts.

Vari-tech, of Blackburn, has a contract to provide fixtures, fittings and equipment.

The Burnley Campus, on Barden Lane, will house a 600 pupil sixth form, a primary school, a primary special school, a children’s centre, a faith centre and a public library. Orders placed so far for the site are worth 1.3 million pounds to Lancashire businesses:

James Killelea Ltd, of Rossendale, has a contract to provide steel works.

    The Pendle Vale College and Pendle Community High School site, on Oxford Road in Nelson, will house a 1,050 place school for pupils aged 11 to 16, a special school for pupils aged 11 to 19, and a learning support centre. Orders placed so far for the site are worth 5.9 million pounds to Lancashire businesses:

      Kiernan Construction,of Ribbleton, has a contract to provide earthworks and substructures.Varitech, of Blackburn, has a contract to provide fixtures, fittings, and equipment.

      Wm Taylor Pools, of Preston, has a contract to provide a hydrotherapy pool.

      H. Breakell, of Blackburn, has a contract to provide lifts.

    The Building Schools for the Future programme is a being spearheaded by Lancashire County Council in partnership with developers Catalyst Lend Lease and builders Bovis Lend Lease.

    Michael Damms, the chief executive of East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce, said: “The Building Schools for the Future programme is a great boost to the economy of East Lancashire and makes a real statement about confidence in the area. We look forward to working with the county council and the developers to help local companies identify business opportunities.”
    Marcus Johnstone, Lancashire County Council’s cabinet member for children and young people, said: “I am delighted that so much of the money we are spending on new schools in east Lancashire is finding its way into the local economy. This project is bringing massive regeneration to Burnley and Pendle We will be working with the developers, the chamber of commerce and local business people to build a more prosperous, happier, and better educated community.”
    Catalyst Lend Lease’s general manager for the Lancashire BSF programme said: “Our goal is to use as many local contractors and suppliers as we can to help us build and equip these new colleges. “We want to support the local community and encourage contractors to recruit local people to work on these projects.”

    Thanks to Cath Pickup for this news item .

    Related events from the club include – Life After Frameworks on the 24th May and Bidding To Win on June 7/8

    Details on the events page.

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