Wednesday 04 October 2023
As part of its programme to deliver the new post-16 campus at Les Ozouets within the planned timeline, the Committee for Education, Sport & Culture has gone out to tender for a contractor to demolish the vacant former St Peter Port School building.
However, should the States decide this month - as part of the Funding & Investment Plan and Capital Portfolio debate - against investing in the Les Ozouets Campus, the tender process would stop before any contract is agreed.
The timing of going out to tender to demolish the empty building is purely dictated by programme timelines. It would enable the Committee to progress towards construction as efficiently and rapidly as possible to develop a critical part of island infrastructure.
Nick Hynes, Director of Education and Senior Responsible Officer for the Transforming Education Programme, said:
'We are of course conscious that the timing of this tender going live, before this month's States debate on the Funding & Investment Plan and Capital Portfolio, isn't ideal as we are not sure whether the funding will be in place to progress.
'However, the demolition phase of the programme has been planned for some time and continuing this preparatory work as planned is crucial if we are to maintain a grip on expected timelines.
'This is just the initial tender exercise, no contract will be signed and the process will stop if the States decides against funding the project.'