Paignton Community and Sports Academy: Education Services, Secondary

The Project

We have successfully helped academies develop and submit Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) applications. One of the successful applications was managed in conjunction with Paignton Community and Sports Academy (PCSA) who were awarded £3.1m to demolish and replace a large classroom block at their Borough Road site.

We have been involved with the scheme from inception. Services provided include:

  • Options appraisal and feasibility report
  • Architect and Quantity Surveyor (QS) input
  • Drawings and cost analysis
  • Planning submission
  • Writing and submitting the CIF bid
  • Full project management including QS, architect, mechanical, electrical and structural engineers

Completing and submitting monitoring reports to Education and Skills Funding Agency

The H block building at Borough Road was in a very poor condition and many parts could not be used because of the risk to pupils and staff safety and welfare. Condition reports identified numerous issues including damp penetration and water ingress, falling debris from the building, vermin, fire safety risks and subsidence.

The CIF project involves the demolition of the existing block and replacement with a new hall and classrooms.

Paignton Community and Sports Academy: Education Services, Secondary
With the help and support of TDA, PCSA submitted a 2018 CIF bid within a very tight timescale. Their knowledge and understanding of the process was invaluable in ensuring the bid was high quality and in line with the specific criteria applied. I would highly recommend them to any academies or MATs considering applying for future funding opportunities.
—Stephen Kings, CEO of the Bay Education Trust
Clare Talbot
Head of Education Services
Telephone: 01803 208220