Major roofing work will be carried out at the West Specialist Inclusive Learning Centre – Milestone over the summer.
Council chiefs this week agrees to award the £350,960 contract for the work to Leeds LEP.
The works will be carried out during the 2021 school summer holiday period, due to the extent of the works required and the length of tender process. A council report stated:
“These works are essential in order to maintain safe, warm, watertight learning environments for the children of Leeds, and to address the most common causes of unplanned school closure and loss of teaching time.”
The council report can be read in full here.
Students on the SILC main site have a wide range of learning needs as well as communication difficulties including Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome and associated behavioural and emotional difficulties. This site has many specialist facilities including a hydrotherapy pool as well as specialist teaching areas for some subjects: home technology, a multi-sensory room, ICT and art. The SILC main site is divided into three sections, each catering to the specific needs of its students.
Earlier this month council chiefs gave the green light to a £274,515 package of fire safety measures at Farsley Farfield Primary School.
Money comes from the council’s Planned Maintenance Programme, which sees the local authority focus on maintaining six key areas at schools These include fire safety, mechanical services; roofing works, external wall, windows and door replacement, kitchen ventilation and demolition.