June 30th, 2020
Government announces 10 year transformative school rebuilding programme
Schools across England are set for a transformative ten-year rebuilding programme – and Eddisons plans to be at the heart of it.
Representing the first major rebuilding programme to be launched since 2014, today’s Government announcement means schools will benefit from substantial additional investment. Schools and colleges will also receive funding this year to refurbish buildings in order to continue raising standards across the country.
Investment will be targeted at school buildings in the worst condition across England – including substantial investment in the North and the Midlands – as part of the Prime Minister’s plan to level up opportunity for all.
Over £1bn to fund the first 50 projects of a new, ten-year school rebuilding programme, starting from 2020-21. These projects will be confirmed in the autumn, and construction on the first sites will begin from September 2021.
£560m and £200m for repairs and upgrades to schools and FE colleges respectively will be made available this year, and prioritised on the basis of buildings’ condition. Rebuilding projects will be greener, helping meet the government’s net zero target, and will focus on modern construction methods to create highly skilled jobs and boost the construction sector.
Eddisons will be at the forefront of delivering this ambitious programme. Our building surveyors offer schools, academies and colleges a comprehensive range of consultancy services. Whether in project management, building surveying, or specialist advice, we can help. Combining specialist knowledge with technical expertise, we provide integrated services across a building’s life cycle. From design, development monitoring and planned maintenance, to funding, technical surveys and dilapidations, we deliver a first class service.
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