Latest education news and contracts
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.
Social investment vehicle Cornerstone Assets has chosen Willmott Dixon to redevelop Cheshunt School and build 88 new homes in a £25m deal.
Features and analysis
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?
The north-east of Scotland has been economically buoyant ever since the discovery of offshore oil and gas. With construction still booming, how can contractors take advantage and what challenges will they face?
More education news
The cost of providing almost 900,000 new school places over the next 10 years will be more than £18bn, EC Harris has estimated.
The Education Funding Agency has appointed Wates preferred bidder to deliver the latest batch of Priority School Building Programme schools worth £78m in London.
Coventry University has chosen Bam Construction to deliver its new £33m Science and Health Building, Construction News understands.
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 has appointed former Education Funding Agency director Mike Coleman as its new education sector director.
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.
Student accommodation developer Unite has acquired a site in Coventry for a £13m development.
Galliford Try’s Morrison Construction has reached financial close on a £48.5m project to deliver a school and community campus in Wick.