Stuart Love, Director of economy and environment at the Isle of Wight council, has told the BBC that the council isn’t able to commit to a definite opening date for much-delayed Cowes Enterprise College.
Back in December 2012, Parents understood that the much-delayed school would be opening in September 2013, when Rachael Fidler, Chair Cowes Pathfinder Trust, wrote to parents saying, “we have reluctantly come to the decision that the College will not occupy the new building during this academic year (September 2012 to August 2013).”
£19,000 spent on experts by IWC, so far
The BBC reveal that the IWC has spent nearly £19,000 on architectural, mechanical and electrical experts to carry out investigations. The council’s report list “snagging” issues have included incomplete work to the building’s roof; water damage to other areas; and some mechanical and electrical installations which were left incomplete.
As to when it might actually open, Stuart Love said, “There are a number of scenarios we are working with which are dependent on the completion of several aspects by the contractor.”