Mildenhall College Academy – The One Public Estate Journey

Time: 11:00 - 11:30

Date: Tuesday 16 October

20181016 11:00 20181016 11:30 Europe/London Mildenhall College Academy – The One Public Estate Journey

Academy Transformation Trust submitted a bid via the PSBP2 programme in 2014 for Mildenhall College Academy. The academy is split over two sites with an 1150 place 11-16 academy consisting of four dilapidated blocks on one and 6th form centre located across town at another. The academy had previously missed out on the BSF programme… Read more »

Education Estates 2019

Synopsis

Academy Transformation Trust submitted a bid via the PSBP2 programme in 2014 for Mildenhall College Academy. The academy is split over two sites with an 1150 place 11-16 academy consisting of four dilapidated blocks on one and 6th form centre located across town at another. The academy had previously missed out on the BSF programme despite support from local MP’s which left the condition of the blocks to deteriorate beyond economic repair.

Although successful, the initial bid only secured the heavy refurbishment of the main academy block leaving the remaining three out of the scope of the scheme. Due to significant projected growth in the area, funding cuts across the public sector and the need for all public bodies to reduce costs and realise efficiencies, ATT, Forest Heath District Council and Suffolk County Council submitted a business case to the Cabinet Office and the ESFA via the One Public Estate initiative to utilise our individual capital funding streams and relocate all public services in Mildenhall to the Academy’s 6th form site.

Our presentation centres on the unique journey of turning our PSBP bid for one block into a site relocation scheme and a new build school alongside many other local services. We intend to focus on the challenges we faced when combining multi-faceted usage and funding streams for a large scale design and build project whilst also detailing how academy trusts, local authorities and public sector organisations can successfully work together to provide positive solutions across a number of areas within the communities we serve and deliver value for the public purse.

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