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The framework is from procurement organisation Fusion21
Report estimates a further £7.1bn is needed for ‘minor’ repairs
The masterplan is part of a £1bn investment plan to revamp the University’s estate
The report from an independent inquiry into defects across PFI schools in Edinburgh has been published
Education Funding Agency pushes out delayed £2bn second phase of programme to rebuild 277 schools
Sheppard Robson scheme set to start on site later this year
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