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17 And by working with Galliford Try’s facilities management team and adopting a critical whole life cycle approach, “we selected and installed the most energy efficient building services technology and equipment with longevity and the available budget in mind,” he says. Delivered on time and to budget the project, the first of the PF2 batches procured under PSBP to reach completion, has already received industry recognition, recently winning Constructing Excellence North East’s BIM Project of the Year. Kings Langley School in Hertfordshire was also granted PF2 funding in 2013 to allow for an increase in student capacity and improve the quality of the school. And as part of a £135 million joint project with Interserve, developer Kajima Partnerships has now completed work on the school – the first of seven it is building across Hertfordshire, Luton and Reading. Providing modern, purpose-built facilities for 8,000 pupils and an additional 900 places for 11-18 year olds, construction on the project Kings Langley School began in March 2015. Acting as the sample scheme, the design undertaken at Kings Langley School has served as the template for the six other schools within the project – Bishop’s Hatfield Girls’ School, Goffs School, Westfield Academy and Longdean School (all Hertfordshire), as well as Reading Girls’ Education School and Bedfordshire’s Stopsley High School. “Kajima has long-standing experience in designing and building schools,” says Craig Smailes, development manager at Kajima Partnerships. “The Kings Langley School is an excellent example of Kajima’s strong experience in not only delivering quality educational facilities but also responding to a strict facilities output specification and tight budget demanded by the EFA.” n Craig Smailes Boosting pupil places with empa A major programme of construction work has been completed by the East Midlands Property Alliance (empa) to create 5,250 more pupil places in schools across Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire. Managed by Scape and formed by local authorities, schools have benefited from the framework’s streamlined procurement process since it was created in 2008. Nine contractors – G F Tomlinson, Ashe Construction, Woodhead Group, Jeakins Weir, Wates, Lindum, Morgan Sindall, Clegg Construction and Interserve – are delivering the works. Nottinghamshire has seen one of the largest increases in primary and secondary school places, with work completed to create 3,930 pupil places across 21 schools, a further 14 classrooms are in progress which will boost this number by 450 in spring 2017. While a £2.7 million investment saw Warwickshire’s first combined primary and secondary school, designed by Lungfish Architects, open its doors last year. Aylesford School benefited from seven new classrooms, three break out rooms and a main school hall, which created space for an additional 210 pupils. Ian Towlson, regional frameworks manager for empa, said: “Our construction partners have an excellent reputation of delivering projects on time and within budget. “These trusted relationships have helped us to secure repeat work within the education sector from schools and academies which rely on contractors who can deliver within very tight timeframes. “Schools across the UK are Excellence in Structural Timber Roof Trusses SpaceRafters SpaceStuds facing the 16th consecutive year of rising pupil numbers, coupled with limited budgets, so it’s more important than ever to work closely with the SpaceJoists public sector to support the growing need for facilities.” n Check out our website Aylesford School

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