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Survey finds 95% of school buildings need repair work

Schools in the East of England are in greatest need of repair, according to a survey of the English school estate which revealed that 95 per cent of school buildings require maintenance work.

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Lancashire University announces £200m building plan

The University of Central Lancashire has announced a £200m development plan for its Preston campus.

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Ten shortlisted for new £3bn social framework

Property services firm NPS Group has shortlisted 10 firms to tender for its new £3bn Social Infrastructure Development framework, Construction News understands.

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Balfour Beatty lands £120m Sussex Uni student halls

Balfour Beatty has been appointed preferred bidder for a £120m 2,000-bed student accommodation project at the University of Sussex’s campus in Brighton.

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Willmott Dixon in £25m Herts school and homes deal

Social investment vehicle Cornerstone Assets has chosen Willmott Dixon to redevelop Cheshunt School and build 88 new homes in a £25m deal.

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Cost of providing new school places ‘in excess of £18bn’, EC Harris says

The cost of providing almost 900,000 new school places over the next 10 years will be more than £18bn, EC Harris has estimated.

Wates wins £78m London priority schools

The Education Funding Agency has appointed Wates preferred bidder to deliver the latest batch of Priority School Building Programme schools worth £78m in London.

Bam lands £33m Coventry Uni science ‘super-lab’

Coventry University has chosen Bam Construction to deliver its new £33m Science and Health Building, Construction News understands.

Two winners for first phase of £1bn Cambridge uni development

Housebuilders Countryside and Hill have been awarded the contracts to develop housing on the first phase of the £1bn North West Cambridge Development.

Willmott Dixon appoints former EFA director as new education head

Willmott Dixon has appointed former Education Funding Agency director Mike Coleman as its new education sector director.

Morgan Sindall cleared of blame for Nottingham lab fire

A report into the fire that destroyed an uncompleted GlaxoSmithKline building in Nottingham has said contractor Morgan Sindall had complied with health and safety regulations.

Unite plans £13m Coventry student scheme

Student accommodation developer Unite has acquired a site in Coventry for a £13m development.

Galliford Try reaches close on £48.5m Scottish school campus

Galliford Try’s Morrison Construction has reached financial close on a £48.5m project to deliver a school and community campus in Wick.

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