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Sefton’s Biggest School Project on Schedule

16 August 2010


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The biggest school project ever undertaken by Sefton Council - the £26.4m Litherland High School in Merseyside - is on time and on budget.

Capita Symonds’ Sefton office is providing project management; cost management; clerk of works; CDM; structural engineering; maintenance; and electrical consultant’s services on the project which is being funded by the government’s Schools Pathfinder Scheme.

As well as merging the school with the nearby Bootle High School, the project comprises the complete replacement of Litherland’s existing buildings with a modern open spaced learning environment as well as the development of a range of new facilities for the local community including a hair a beauty salon, travel, tourism, childcare and community care.  

...to date, all milestones for the project have been met on time and within budget. We have worked hard with Sefton Council to ensure that the school’s objectives were met and, where feasible, enhanced.

John Caird, Capita Symonds, says: “Work began on the project in June 2009 and, to date, all milestones for the project have been met on time and within budget. We have worked hard with Sefton Council to ensure that the school’s objectives were met and, where feasible, enhanced.”

“The replacement secondary school is presently on programme and within budget for handover to the school at the end of February 2011.This will then facilitate the demolition of the existing school buildings to allow external teaching areas, sports multi-use-games-area and car parking facilities to be provided prior to the commencement of the 2011-12 academic year,” he adds.