A Modulek school building

With the summer holidays now behind us, plans for 2023 and beyond may seem a long way off, but it pays to be ahead of the game when considering your construction method for a new school building. Modular building is fast becoming the construction method of choice for educational establishments for 3 main reasons. 1. […]

Wates appointed to £7bn schools construction framework

Combe Wood School Croydon - Wates Group £7bn construction framework

Wates maintains long partnership with Department for Education. Wates Group has cemented its long association with the Department for Education (DfE), with the announcement of its appointment to 11 lots of the DfE’s new 2021 Construction Framework (CF21). Under the four-year framework, Wates Construction will continue to deliver projects worth £12m and above in the […]

CopriSystems – sports domes for schools, universities and colleges 

CopriSystems sports hall

MORE SPACE TO PLAY….   CopriSystems design and build bespoke sports structures using natural light and ventilation to create amazing spaces to play in all year round. Available in single spans, both with unlimited length, our installations are suitable for a range of sports including tennis, badminton, 5-a-side football, basketball, netball, cricket, horse riding, swimming […]

University refurbishment sees new flooring laid in Peel Hall

university refurbishment – flooring in Peel Hall lecture theatre

Based just one mile west of Manchester, the University of Salford has been established since 1967. Home to over 19,500 students and 2,700 members of staff, the University is made up of two campuses which are part of a £650m regeneration scheme for the local area. The university refurbishment began in 2014, when a number of […]

The role of building consultancy in securing Condition Improvement Funding

Allan Hunt from AHR Building Consultancy is an expert on the Condition Improvement Funding

Allan Hunt is director of education at AHR Building Consultancy, and an expert on the Condition Improvement Funding (CIF) bidding process. Here, he advises on making a successful bid… MATs, both large and small, are acutely aware of the pressing issue of school condition and the shortage of funds to deal with this. For lone […]

A team of budding engineers from Bradfield School reach national finals of F1 competition

The team at Bradford school celebrating

A team of six Year 10 students from Bradfield School, Sheffield, are to take part in the national finals of the engineering competition ‘F1 in Schools’ after placing 3rd in the Yorkshire and Humber regional final last month. Having received sponsorship in the form of funding, technical assistance and components from a number of organisations, including […]

Energys Group say MATs will cut £190,000 off energy bills

An Energys Group project

Energys Group won a competitive tender, worth over £1.7million, to manufacture, supply and install LED lighting to 12 Academies for two Academy Trusts. The Ormiston Academies Trust and Brooke Weston Trust are sponsors of primary and secondary academies. As educational trusts, their aims are for all young people to have access to the highest academic, […]

A Brief Guide to School Toilet Regs

When planning washroom facilities for school premises, there are various best practice design guides to point you in the right direction, such as how to choose the perfect urinals for your school or college.  However, when it comes to swotting up on the rules and regulations that must be followed when installing amenities, it can be […]

LED lighting for schools – a bursar’s guide

LED lighting in a school sports hall

According to the Carbon Trust, getting lighting right is essential for both energy efficiency and the bank balance of a school, and as importantly for the wellbeing of its occupants.  In the third of this special series of lighting in education guides, Energys will explore how LED upgrades can create multiple financial opportunities. It can also improve site health […]