Latest education news and contracts
An £80m deal to build the National Automotive Innovation Centre in Coventry for the University of Warwick has gone to Balfour Beatty.
Schools minister David Laws has admitted to the Commons’ Education Committee that the government does not know the maintenance needs or rebuild costs of the English school estate.
Five contractors have been chosen for a new framework that will deliver up to £3bn of public sector investment.
Morgan Sindall has reached financial close on the £110m North-west private finance batch of the Priority School Building Programme.
The Education Funding Agency’s £5bn Regional Framework for school building should be scrapped and re-procured, a new report has urged.
Features and analysis
Nottingham’s engineering library is being completely transformed thanks to a complex jacking and underpinning solution.
The number of school places in the UK is no longer able to meet the rising number of pupils entering the education system; this trend is set to continue.
An array of Balfour companies has been delivering luxury student digs for the University of Edinburgh.
Education is set to remain a complex sector in 2015, with routes to market becoming ever more fragmented.
Hindrances both seen and unforeseen have challenged a female-dominated team led by project manager Karen Fairhurst on a tricky education job.
LJJ Building Services Contractors is overseeing the high-end M&E for Shepherd Construction on the £50m Spring Mews accommodation scheme in Vauxhall.
Morgan Sindall is overcoming complex requirements and clusters of sinkholes to deliver a new building for the UEA that’s on course for both Passivhaus certification and BREEAM Outstanding.
Edinburgh and Glasgow are well-positioned to thrive over both the short and long term with key growth sectors offering major contracts.
Contaminated ground forced a redesign for a project on which Cardiff and Vale College students are gaining first-hand experience of construction.
A comprehensive take on building information modelling is helping a mammoth M&E installation run smoothly in Birmingham city centre.
The blaze that destroyed the university’s new laboratory offered a stark reminder of the risks construction can face. But what impact will this incident have on the future of timber-framed builds?
More than three-quarters of councils did not receive enough government money to create the extra school places needed in their area, according to research by the Local Government Association.
It’s no secret it’s been a tough environment for architects over the past few years.
Which university is seeking three contractors for an eight-year framework?
With the Russell Group boasting opportunities worth £9bn, how can contractors ensure they win a share?
More education news
Interserve and joint venture partner Kajima have achieved financial close on a batch of seven secondary schools in the South-east under the government’s private finance 2 funding model.
Galliford Try has reached financial close on the £160m North-east batch of Priority School Building Programme schools.
Balfour Beatty has won a £21m deal to build the latest phase of Lewisham and Southwark College’s Waterloo Campus.
Osborne has bagged a £20m contract to build a new 356-bed halls of residence for the University of Southampton.
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.
The University of Central Lancashire has announced a £200m development plan for its Preston campus.
Property services firm NPS Group has shortlisted 10 firms to tender for its new £3bn Social Infrastructure Development framework, Construction News understands.
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.