Following a number of complaints and comments regarding the latest delay to our return to the Newton Street building the Chairperson wrote to Patricia Cassidy, Corporate Director, Education, Communities & Organisational Development at the Council.
Over the past few days I have been taking a number of complaints and comments in relation to the delay in moving back to Newton Street and in order to answer parents questions correctly I would ask if you could provide answers to the following questions?
· The contractor was due to hand back the school fully completed on 17 May 2015. Had the contractor completed the work at this time? and if not what was outstanding?
No the work was not completed at this time. The incomplete works fall into four categories: -
1. Areas directly affected by the collapsed wall e.g. drainage and connections to toilets at the front of the building, steps and access to right hand side of the building which cannot be completed as heavy machinery access for the remedial wall works is still required, and miscellaneous items such as CCTV cameras, light fittings and other items on the front elevation affected by the wall collapse and the inability to access due to the debris.
2. Works affected by the collapse of the wall in terms of Contractor and sub-contractor morale and the knock on effect on productivity. There had been a significant push towards completion as all personnel were aware of the dates to be achieved. The productivity of the personnel was understandably impacted when they became aware that the date was no longer achievable due to the wall collapse.
3. Agreed deceleration of works following the wall collapse. The Contractor and sub-contractors had been working significant overtime and back shift hours to achieve occupation and it was agreed that this was no longer cost effective as soon as it was evident that the date was unachievable following collapse of the wall.
4. Works already agreed to potentially delay to the school summer holidays as they would not have an operationally issue for the Inverclyde Council and the school. e.g. canopy within playground although this was subsequently completed and in place at the time of the parent council visit.
Last Updated on Friday, 12 June 2015 19:44
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