Albaida awards the works for the reform and enlargement of the school Elías Tormo

The general director of Educational Infrastructures, Víctor García, has evaluated with the mayor of Albaida, Josep Albert, the development of the ‘Edificant’ plan, which already amounts to more than 6.5 million euros of investment by Education in the improvement of the schools of the municipality.

Garcia and Albert have visited the two centres where the expansion will take place, the CEIP Elías Tormo and the CEIP Covalta. The City Council has already awarded the reform and expansion of the first one, with a budget of 4.8 million euros. The forecast is that the works will begin next January with a period of execution of 18 months.

In addition, a new delegation of works of the Edificant, which must be approved by the plenary session of the City Council, will also allow the extension and rehabilitation of the CEIP Covalta, with an investment of 1.7 million euros.

Victor Garcia stressed that the investment of Education of more than 6.5 million euros in both schools “is a commitment to make them more accessible and sustainable from the energy point of view.

The mayor, Josep Albert, insisted on the fact that it is “the biggest investment in Albaida in years”. Regarding the integral reform of the CEIP Elías Tormo, he underlined that this school “will be one of the pioneering centres in the country in terms of air conditioning and sustainability, as it will provide for the installation of high efficiency systems and photovoltaic panels which will help to reduce environmental and economic costs”.

In the CEIP Elías Tormo a new Infant School will be built with six units from 3 to 5 years old, toilets accessible from the classroom and with an exterior extension in the form of a private courtyard for each class and all the necessary teaching facilities.

In the CEIP Covalta, the teaching facilities of the Infant School will be extended and a new gymnasium will be built. In addition, the dining room and kitchen will also be expanded and the primary classrooms will be improved, and the space in the building will be redistributed to create more bathrooms and a Special Education classroom. The school will notably improve accessibility with the installation of an elevator and also safety with the construction of an emergency staircase.

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