BSF and Academy information

T Hyatt made this Freedom of Information request to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Walsall Borough Council,

I would like to make a request for the following information regarding the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) and Academy programmes.

1) Which schools and academies in your area are either undergoing redevelopment as a result of the BSF and Academy programmes or will do in the future, listing which are confirmed to be going ahead either currently or in the future and which are awaiting a review before they can be confirmed. If all BSF/Academy developments in your area have been cancelled due to the spending cuts, then this is all I need to be informed of and you can disregard the following requested details.

2) The start and completion dates for the building works on each school and academy, with attention paid to make sure that these are up-to-date as I understand that the estimated start and completion dates may well have changed since the BSF and Academy spending cuts in July/August.

3) The main building contractor and architect which you have awarded each school to. If this decision has not yet been made for certain schools, then the expected date when you plan to make your decision on this.

Yours faithfully,

Mr T Hyatt

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Hyatt

Thank you for your request for information, relating to BSF and Academy Information

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Nailah Ukaidi
Principal Performance Officer ( Information & Records )
Customer Focus & Intelligence (FoI, DPA & EIR)
Business Change
Resources Directorate
Walsall Council
The Civic Centre
Darwall Street
Walsall
WS1 1TP
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Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr.Hyatt,

further to your recent request relating to capital work at schools please
see below in bold

1) Which schools and academies in your area are either undergoing
redevelopment as a result of the BSF and Academy programmes or will do
in the future, listing which are confirmed to be going ahead either
currently or in the future and which are awaiting a review before they
can be confirmed. If all BSF/Academy developments in your area have been
cancelled due to the spending cuts, then this is all I need to be
informed of and you can disregard the following requested details.

No Walsall maintained schools have been allocated capital money for
redevelopment or rebuild under the BSF programme.
Grace Academy and Shelfield both have confirmed capital allocations for
their building developments. If the funding agreement for the Black
Country University Technology College is approved by Government they
will have a capital allocation.

2) The start and completion dates for the building works on each school
and academy, with attention paid to make sure that these are up-to-date
as I understand that the estimated start and completion dates may well
have changed since the BSF and Academy spending cuts in July/August.

Grace Academy

Starts on site Summer 2011 and is expected to be completed by November
2013.

The project has been delayed by approximately 3 months as a result of the
Government's review of Academy capital spend.

Shelfield Academy

No changes to dates. Started in August 2010 and expected to be
completed by January 2013.

3) The main building contractor and architect which you have awarded
each school to. If this decision has not yet been made for certain
schools, then the expected date when you plan to make your decision on
this.

Grace and Shelfield are design and build contracts that are being
delivered by Kier Construction Limited

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Ruth Allen

Performance Officer (Information & Records)

Business Change

Resources Directorate

Walsall Council

Civic Centre, Darwall Street,

Walsall. WS1 1TP

01922 652059

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