Carn Gwaval Project To Include Penalties For Delays

Old primary school at Carn Gwaval

The contractors working on transforming the former Carn Gwavel primary school into a health and wellbeing centre will be penalised if the project doesn’t run to schedule.

Councillor Amanda Martin told councillors at the community services meeting that she was ‘delighted’, because some recent building projects haven’t met deadlines.

Helen Pearce is leading the project. She says it’s seen as a refurbishment and doesn’t present a massive delay risk.

When finished the site will offer a new base for Lifelong Learning and a home for the Memory Café, as well as a sensory garden.

Richard McCarthy told councillors he hope it would be a facility that the community will appreciate. Cllr Christine Savill echoed that remark and highlighted the importance of it for our ageing population.

Funding for the £533,000 redevelopment has come from the Big Lottery Fund and Local Action Group with some development cash from the Council.

Work cannot start until the lottery gives the go-ahead.