This follows on from the recent posting (see sidebar) about an application for planning permission to Islington Council, to provide temporary accomodation for one academic year (2014 -2015) for Whitehall Park School on part of the old Ashmount School site in Islington, here:
A fortnight before the announced, legal, deadline for comments or objections to the application for planning permission expired Whitehall park School issued this press release.
(But note, even though the deadline has passed, Islington planning, as is their usual practice are still accepting comments, though obviously the sooner, the better, if they are to be taken into consideration)
What I thought I would do is post the complete, concise, text of the press release, and then once I am notified that it has passed moderation go ahead and post my comments on it....
Release date:Immediate release: 3rd June 2014
Media enquiries: Becci Roach on 07785 583836
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Project plan finalised
The project plan for the construction of Whitehall Park School’s permanent building on the former Ashmount School site on Hornsey Lane has now been finalised.
A planning application will be submitted this autumn. The project plan, which has been produced by building professionals with a wealth of experience, predicts that the contractor will start on site in January 2015. As Whitehall Park School will only require space for a maximum of 116 pupils in September 2015, an achievable two-phase construction handover is planned.
Phase One of the new building, which will accommodate Reception and Key Stage 1 classes (Years 1 and 2), is scheduled for completion for September 2015. Phase Two is due to be handed over just two months later, although this area of the building will not be required until the school’s first pupils reach Year 3 (Key Stage 2) in September 2017.
A building contractor will be appointed following a strict procurement process. The construction works will be funded by the Department for Education and the Education Funding Agency will be involved every step of the way to ensure that the project is delivered on time and to budget.
The proposals for the construction of high-quality temporary buildings which will accommodate the Reception pupils joining Whitehall Park School this September have been submitted to Islington council and the tenders requested from companies to supply these have now been received. Further details will be announced shortly.
Those considering a Reception place for their child at Whitehall Park School for this September are invited to contact the Headteacher, Laura Birkett, at email@example.com
or by leaving a message on 0845 459 0113.