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Date posted: 04/07/2016

DMP helps client win over £800K for school funding

Cottingham High School and Sixth Form College in East Yorkshire has received almost 450,000 in funding from the DfEE following advice from chartered building surveyors, Delaney Marling Partnership.

The government plans to make sure that every local area can benefit from more funding certainty so that local councils, academy trusts and local voluntary-aided partnerships can plan ahead and make the right decisions that will delver the best possible value for schools. 4.4 billion has been raised for the priority school building programme to address the schools in England that are in the worst condition, 36 of which are based in Yorkshire.

Simon Delaney, director of DMP says:

“Cottingham High School had originally submitted an application but this was rejected by the DfEE asking for more detail. As consultants to the school, we undertook all specification and tendering documentation. Also a review of our previous asset management plan to ascertain any long standing issues relating to the larger teaching blocks which have a flat roof and other associated building elements were undertaken to assist with the application to the DfEE.”

“We also successfully won a tender for the Girls’ Day School Trust in Nottingham, to project manage this year’s summer programme of works involving the resurfacing of its tennis courts as well as window replacement and various roofing works at a cost of 375,000.”

“The school is catering for increased demand from parents whose daughters require outstanding tennis facilities as part of their school curriculum and out of school activities.”

“Schools that are struggling to agree funding from the DfEE might benefit from the advice of a Chartered Building Surveyor who can provide the technical information required to support an application.”