The Recovery and Development Agency (RDA) has signed a contract valued more than $200,000 for work to be done on the former Clarence Thomas Ltd (CTL) building in Pasea Estate which temporarily houses Elmore Stoutt High School (ESHS) operations.
A government media release said a total of $245,848.80 was awarded to D.E. Property Development to redevelop the building.
According to the release, the contractor will be tasked with repairs and eventual upgrades of the existing air-conditioning system, the installation of additional lights and power outlets, as well as the supply and installation of new doors, storage cabinets, and acoustic ceilings.
The developers were also contracted to repair the building’s staircase, refurbish the facility’s the teachers’ lounge and supply and install emergency lights and signage.
The work is scheduled to be completed by the start of the new school year. The RDA’s Head of Communications Coleen Penn said the high school now stands as the highest priority for the agency.
Back in April, Premier Andrew Fahie had said the senior students will remain at the CTL building on a full-time basis, while the junior students will return to the L-shaped building at the high school. This move will put an end to the shift system which came into place following the 2017 hurricanes.
To date, the RDA has signed a total of seven contracts to repair and develop structures for ESHS. The combined total value of these contracts is approximated at $4,401,906.43.
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