Issue details

Peterchurch Primary School Rebuild - Developed Design

To approve the proceeding to the next stage of the rebuilding of Peterchurch Primary School, on the existing site, by commissioning a developed design (RIBA Stage 3) for a traditional and/or modular build.

Peterchurch is a small community primary school maintained by Herefordshire Council, in the centre of the Golden Valley. The current building is not fit for purpose, there are significant suitability and condition issues.

£125,000 has been spent on urgent reactive maintenance in last 3 years; there is over £420,000 of known maintenance required over next 3 years. Additional reactive repairs will most certainly be required. Despite this, Peterchurch remains oversubscribed.

The design brief will include that the building must be Passivhaus certified or BREEAM excellent as a minimum. The developed design will include the coordinated architectural, structural and building services design and updated cost information.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure and strategic nature / impact on communities;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: Golden Valley North;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/09/2020

Decision due: 26 November 2020 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets

Lead director: Director of Children and Families

Department: Children and Families

Contact: Karen Knight, Sufficiency Planning and Capital Investment Manager Email: Tel: 01432 383042, Quentin Mee, Head of Educational Development Email:


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