Final contracts between Ealing Council and Balfour Beatty have been signed signalling the go-ahead for the borough's reduced Building Schools for the Future (BSF) project.
Construction work on the complete rebuilding of Dormers Wells High School, Southall, and the major refurbishment and partial rebuild of The Cardinal Wiseman School, Greenford, is expected to start in January. This is the result of more than five years of planning and preparation by Ealing Council.
Councillor Patricia Walker, cabinet member for Children and Young People, said: “I am delighted for the pupils, parents and staff of these two schools. They have been waiting for this day for a long time.”
David Swarbrick, Managing Director of Balfour Beatty Education said: “The project represents a significant investment in education in the borough and I look forward to seeing the innovative designs take shape over the coming years and supporting the continued success of the schools.”
The council is now pressing government for the financial assistance needed to meet the future demand for secondary places in Ealing.