Over £500,000 earmarked for improvements to East Durham school

An East Durham secondary school is to be improved as part of £30 million in new government funding.

Dene Academy in Peterlee has been awarded over £500,000 earmarked for a replacement flat roof and boilers.
Dene Academy in Peterlee has been awarded over £500,000 earmarked for a replacement flat roof and boilers.

Dene Academy in Peterlee has been awarded over £500,000 earmarked for a replacement flat roof and boilers.

It is one of 19 North East schools set to receive a total of £6 million worth of improvement works under the Government’s Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) programme.

Property consultant Eddisons has secured £30m to improve buildings at 76 academy schools across the UK including those in the North East.

Ian Harrington.

It has been appointed to design and project manage all of this year’s successful applications.

Eddisons Building and project consultancy head Ian Harrington said: “We are building on our success rate year on year and the whole team is tremendously proud of our record of achievement for schools in the North East and across the country.

“Now 76 more schools are set to benefit from improvements to their buildings and working environment which will make a huge difference to thousands of students and their teachers.

“Education is a key sector for Eddisons and we have built up a highly specialised team that are doing an outstanding job for our school and college clients.

“CIF bidding can seem an impenetrable process and it is rewarding to have the skills and experience be able to guide schools through the maze and to deliver the improvements that are benefiting so many school communities.”

Every year academy schools and colleges can apply to the Condition Improvement Fund programme for funding for the upkeep and improvement of buildings and to fund expansion projects.

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