Got a new idea for old school board building?

Surrey School District is looking for proposals prior to putting former site up for sale.

Now that the former Surrey School Board offices at 56 Avenue and 142 Street sit empty

Do you have a great use for the former Surrey Board of Education building?

With the new District Education Centre (DEC) open for a few months now, the former school board office on 56 Avenue is sitting empty.

Before putting it up for sale, the Surrey School District is requesting proposals from anyone who wants to use the building or site.

Districts are required under the B.C. School Act to put out an expression of interest to see if any government agencies or community groups have a suggested use for closed schools. Only if no reasonable proposals are received can a school district proceed with selling a property and/or building.

The old site at 14225 56 Ave. is 4.39 hectares (1.08 acres). The original building was built in 1964 with an extension added in 1974, with a total floor area of about 1,580 metres (17,000 square feet).

The new DEC building is located at 14033 92 Ave. It consolidated staff from 27 different departments from seven different sites around Surrey, and also houses the Surrey Connect online learning program.

For more information on the Requests for Expressions of Interest on the old site, check the school district’s website or BC Bid at http://www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca/open.dll/welcome.

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