The Andalusian Public Education Agency has resolved the bidding process for the construction of a new institute in Marbella, which will have 620 compulsory secondary and high school places and will respond to the schooling needs of the area

The Ministry of Education and Sports, through the Andalusian Public Education Agency, has awarded the construction works of a new Institute of Secondary Education (IES) in Las Chapas de Marbella (Málaga) for a budget of 5,786,842.11 euros and with an execution period of 18 months from its inception. The construction of this center, which will be carried out by the company Anfrasa SL, will provide a response to the demand for schooling in the area and will enable the removal of five prefabricated modules.

It is an IES of typology D4 + B2.2, that is, a center with four lines of compulsory secondary and two of baccalaureate, which means a total of 620 school places (480 for secondary and 140 for high school). The new building will be located on a 11,761 square meter plot near the Costa del Sol Hospital and will have a total constructed area of ​​5,391 square meters.

The center will have, in the secondary school area, 16 multipurpose classrooms, two split-level classrooms, two for support and pedagogical reinforcement, two music classrooms, two workshop classrooms and two plastic and audiovisual education classrooms. Likewise, there will be a specific special education classroom that will have an adjacent toilet adapted for students with special needs, equipped with a shower and space for a stretcher.

For the baccalaureate teachings, there will be four multipurpose classrooms, a double room and another for pedagogical support and reinforcement, three laboratories, a drawing room, another for technology and a practice room. The teaching area of ​​the center will also have a library, 10 departments, a gym and changing rooms.

In the administration area will be located the offices of management, head of studies and secretary, orientation room, office for associations of parents of students and for the students themselves, concierge and reprographics, secretariat and archive and teachers room . As common services, the institute will have a cafeteria, a general store, four facilities, and a cleaning and garbage room. Finally, in the outdoor spaces there will be covered porches, two sports courts, parking for teachers, a garden area, a playground and a vegetable garden.

The construction of the new IES of Las Chapas is included within the Educational Infrastructures Plan of the Ministry of Education and Sports, which is carried out through the Andalusian Public Agency for Education. These works, which will involve a total investment (including project and work) of 6,066,121 euros, will have European co-financing through REACT-EU funds within the ERDF Andalusian Operational Program 2014-2020, as part of the Union’s response Europe to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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