An electrical rewire will take place at a school in Linwood during the summer holidays after a contract was given the green light.

A deal for the works at Our Lady of Peace Primary School in Erskinefauld Road was approved by Renfrewshire Council’s finance, resources and customer services policy board last Thursday.

The agreement – which is worth more than £533,000 – will now see A. Alexander & Son (Electrical) take on the project at the education facility.

A report to the board explained: “This procurement exercise is for the appointment of a competent and experienced contractor to carry out an electrical rewire within Our Lady of Peace Primary School.

“The rewiring will include general electrical services rewire upgrades: renewal mains low voltage distribution, low voltage containments, small power, lighting, emergency lighting, external lighting, lighting controls, CCTV installation etc.”

The date of possession of the site is expected to be June 28, with completion earmarked for August 13.

However, the dates will be confirmed in the council’s letter of acceptance to the contractor.

The works are not anticipated to cause any disruption to pupils’ education.

“The school will be unoccupied for duration of the site works over the school holiday period,” the report said.

An evaluation of submissions identified that A. Alexander and Son (Electrical) was considered the most “economically advantageous” tender.

The costs for the rewire, which will be £533,914.28 excluding VAT, will be met from the council’s capital lifecycle maintenance budget.

Community benefits were requested as part of the procurement process and form part of the agreement.

These include work experience placements for individuals aged 16 and over and non-financial support for a community project or group.

The report added: “The contract will facilitate the rewire of Our Lady of Peace Primary School which will ensure that the council’s assets are upgraded to a proper standard and maintained in a manner that complies with statutory regulations.”