Client body for Building Schools for the Future criticised for lack of focus on design and front-end planning, according to new Building survey
The body overseeing the Building Schools for the Future programme has just scraped a pass for its handling of new secondary schools schemes.
A new survey released by Building, released for today’s Education Now event, found that just over a half of experts questioned gave the body a pass or top marks for its handling of the ambitious schools rebuilding programme.
Respondents agreed on three key improvements needed to be made to the BSF: more focus on design; better procurement; and more education of clients.
The survey was held this month and last amongst those that have registered for Education Now, a free-to-attend online event dedicated to offering the latest content and information on the schools and further and higher education markets.
Other key results included:
- Nearly four out of five respondent expect their share of education work to rise in 2009
- Three quarters of respondents believe the Government will not reach its target of modernising every secondary school by 2020. And the same proportion believed that there was not enough front-end planning for ICT and sustainability in the BSF programme
- Recession – Two thirds of respondents believed the recession would impact on the education sector
The survey was sponsored by manufacturer Schuco.
You can still register for Education Now event, which takes place on 9 and 10 December. Go to Education Now registration page