Higher education

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Growing pains: It is possible that the UK higher education sector is approaching ‘peak campus’

Dramatic changes in student numbers demand fresh thinking about the adaptability and utilisation of university buildings

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Higher power: how is the universities sector shaping up?

The universities and higher education sector is as vulnerable as any to fluctuating demand — but it still has billions every year to spend on its buildings

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‘Different doesn’t scare me’: Mary Pierre-Harvey has big plans for Oxford Brookes

The UK’s first black female director of estates at a large UK university talks to Building

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Universities’ many challenges

While this week we highlight the many positives about the universities sector, it would be a mistake to think that the boom times will continue

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Smart building: What makes UCL's Student Centre so special?

University College London’s new Student Centre is innovative, diverse, digitally enabled and focused on sustainability – just like its users.

Education news

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Architect due to be appointed as plans to build new Whipps Cross hospital gather pace

Barts Health NHS Trust one of six to recieve £2.7bn of government funding

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Argent boss to head up £4bn Oxford university housing partnership

Initiative is a joint venture with Legal & General

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Contractors look to strike gold at Spandau Ballet star’s school

Deal to upgrade Shoreditch secondary has £13m price tag

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Faulty cladding on Carillion hospital to be removed by manufacturer

Portuguese firm drafted in at Royal Liverpool scheme

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Dorset hospital pulls expansion project as fears around covid-19 fallout bite

NHS trust began search for firm to build Macmillan palliative care ward seven months ago

Education in focus

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The teams behind the covid-19 hospitals

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String of temporary facilities built by industry

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Feeling run down? Fixing the NHS’s languishing estate

By David Blackman

Will the government finally put it on the road to recovery, or merely keep it on life support?

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The Augar review is likely to lead to worse facilities and poorer mental health

By Mike Entwisle

The most significant impact of the review into post-18 education will be its potential to exacerbate uncertainty in funding and poor student mental health

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Projects: London Screen Academy, Islington, London

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Turning a former radio factory into a sixth-form film and television school proved a structural challenge for the project team

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Projects: Peter Hall Performing Arts Centre, Cambridge

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Haworth Tompkins’ new project for the Perse School, Cambridge, is part of a trend towards increasingly professional theatre facilities in schools

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Schools: Learning to love modular

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Offsite construction can offer an answer to England’s struggling school estate. But manufacturers are battling to banish dated perceptions of what modular means. Jordan Marshall reports