Demolition of newly-built schools including SFG College could cost £150m

Education / Thu 18th Jan 2024 at 08:34am

THE build, demolition and rebuild of three schools declared unsafe shortly after being built could cost taxpayers at least £150m, the BBC has been told reports the BBC.

Schools in Somerset, Essex and Northamptonshire were condemned in August shortly after being constructed.

Labour have called on the government to be more transparent about the costs and what went wrong with the projects.

The Department for Education (DfE) said it is reviewing contracts and taking legal advice on how to recover costs.

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3 Comments for Demolition of newly-built schools including SFG College could cost £150m:

2024-01-18 09:02:59

I watched a programme last night and there was a beautiful building still standing strong and it was built in the 1700s. Just saying. LOL!!

2024-01-18 13:18:03

Its only tax payers money. £400 Billion for a cold, £150 M for a bad school, some people are making out very well, the people who pay taxes not so much. At what point are we going to stop and question our political establishment and public sector which just cannot deliver, anything but excuses.

2024-01-19 20:38:33

I would point out Adam that it was a private company that constructed SFG College and then promptly went bust. What should be raised is the apparently useless procurement and oversight procedures that allow this to happen. All too often it seems private companies see public sector money and choose to take advantage of attempts to deliver public good for personal financial gain. Fujitsu, train operators, water companies, energy companies. All paying out endless dividends (that are transferred into oversees untaxed accounts) and neglecting the publicly built infrastructure they rely on.

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