Pupil numbers are continuing to grow and whilst expenditure has fallen since 2011, the capital budget for school expenditure in 2018-19 is £5.2bn. Whilst many schools look to upgrade their facilities, over 60% of buildings are over 40 years old. Many schools need repair, and while budgets are limited, there is a drive to deliver value for money and improve the quality of educational establishments.
Educational estates continue to evolve and develop and with more than 160 universities across the UK, competing establishments look to improve the quality of their learning environments. Student expectations continue to rise, demanding high-quality teaching facilities with modern technology to improve communication.
Working in Educational Environments
Education projects often take place in live environments and the safety and security of students is paramount. It is a critical requirement to ensure operational continuity to ensure “business as usual” during construction works. Our aim is to deliver high class facilities that offer value for money with minimum disruption to students and staff.
Our expertise extends to procurement where contractors are selected on their capability to manage complex logistics and carry out works safely as well as price.
Services we offer
Accertum work with educational clients in the redevelopment, remodelling, improvement, repair and refurbishment of estates. We work with designers to create environments that inspire students, place emphasis on learning and create a quality environment for students.
We can assist with the asset management of estates and inform plans for expansion and rationalisation. We offer Feasibility Studies, Cost Planning, Programming and Procurement of Building Contractors and financial control during works on site.
Types of Projects
Education estates are unique in that their requirements vary according to the functionality and use of a space
by different users. Our expertise extends to new build and refurbishment projects for nurseries, schools, colleges and universities.
Our experience of functional spaces within education estates includes:
Clean rooms / laboratories
Office and meeting space