Current school construction programmes are expected to deliver high-quality premises that inspire young people, serve local communities and reduce carbon emissions.
Capital programmes in Education are expected to deliver high-quality premises and modern learning environments that inspire young people, serve local communities and reduce carbon emissions.
Dealing with the complexities of procuring, designing, building, refurbishing and managing school, further and higher education premises requires the wide ranging skills that we offer ‘under one roof'. From initial concepts to post-occupancy evaluations and beyond, we can help you with:
Client Design Advisor (CDA) - the CDA acts as your ‘voice' in dealing with the design team and contractor on the project brief, design development and construction process.
Technical Advisor - we offer expertise on all aspects of education building design and construction, including issues such as lighting, acoustics, ventilation, air quality, health and safety and accessibility.
Sustainability - the Government requires new build and refurbishment projects to achieve BREEAM ‘Very Good', and is aiming for zero carbon new schools by 2016. LSC targets include BREEAM ‘Excellent' for new builds and ‘Very Good' for refurbishment. As the developers of BREEAM (including BREEAM Education) we can help you achieve these targets, and develop sustainability output specifications for design brief and tender documents.
Design Quality Indicator (DQI) - a recognised stakeholder process for agreeing and following through on design outcomes. We offer DQI and DQI for Schools facilitation.
Post occupancy evaluation - evaluating the design, construction and management of recently occupied education buildings, to improve their operation and save money on future projects.
Stakeholder consultation - we gather and analyse the views and needs of pupils, teachers, local authorities and communities, using tools such as design charrettes.
Fire and security - education building design must reduce fire risks, especially from arson, and security breaches. Our experts can help with fire safety design, risk assessment training and using LPCB Red Book listed approved fire and security products and services.