EDUCATION & HEALTHCARE NEWS
Public Accounts Committee accuses ministers of spending “well over the odds” on new free schools, but leaving others in poor condition
Contractor returns to Harwell Science Campus
Firm secures contract to design and build new secondary school in Monmouthshire
Construction firm to build three sites in £41m contract
Grammar and state boarding schools in amongst the approvals
Campus will combine five local primary and secondary schools
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The government has put its all behind its manifesto commitment to provide 500 free schools, with £10bn of funding to back it up
Some 3.3 million secondary school places will be needed by 2024 - a 20% increase on today - but how will the demand be met?
The university sector has provided a solid pipeline of work for construction over recent years, even in the doldrums of recession. But could demand around higher education fall following the UK vote to leave the EU?
The industry is changing rapidly, with companies urgently trying to attract a new generation of talent and projects increasingly dependent on new technologies – it’s vital that the way we train changes too
The construction industry has made huge progress on on-site safety in the last 20 years but health conditions have largely been neglected. Are things starting to change?
Raising tuition fees gave university estates a shot in the arm, in terms of investment. But with student numbers predicted to fall and competition fierce, how can institutions maintain that momentum?
The Department for Education is scratching its head over how to meet the demand for 25% more school places at a time of rising construction inflation and a dearth of available urban land
With contractors more choosy about the projects they bid for, and inflation eroding HE’s fixed tuition fee income, can universities remain attractive to the industry?
The question of whether the government is spending too much on free schools development is far from clear cut
The introduction of T-levels is being sold as a lifeline for industries like construction, but Brexit threatens to derail any benefits
Getting stakeholder engagement right at the start is key to successful management of healthcare projects
NHS trusts must squeeze every penny out of limited captial funding, but with some careful thought at in the early stages they can deliver better outcomes
Involving students, staff and the local community in masterplanning has helped transform this university campus
The harsh winter and remote mountain location of the University of Central Asia in the Kyrgyz Republic created some unique challenges
Modular schools can be bespoke and beautiful, but to build at the volumes needed to keep up with demand we need to think carefully about our delivery model
Keeping control and engagement with all stakeholders is not just sensible but vital in any project
Creating 12 schools on a tight budget requires a strategic approach to standardised design and a collaborative use of BIM