Entries by Lyn

Floors fit for the future with EcoTherm

EcoTherm Eco-Versal has been installed on a new modular teaching block within the Fullhurst Community College regeneration project.    As part of Leicester City Council’s school expansion plan, Willmott Dixon has overseen the £14 million build programme, which has improved the existing school facilities. The new school building includes fully fitted out science labs, a […]

Fire safety tips for schools

While the number of school fires has decreased over recent years, they remain a major risk for schools. Joe Bradbury of School Building Magazine and industry experts Fire Safety Services take a look at what school building operators can do to minimise risk.   A large school fire devastates; its aftermath lingers for years. There […]

School buildings for teaching offsite

School Building Magazine editor Joe Bradbury discusses his visit to Dudley College, where students are learning the true value of offsite.   The construction industry is changing and needs a workforce that is trained in new and innovative construction methods to meet the industry’s future needs. Having recognised the challenges facing the sector, Dudley College […]

English schools to be retrofitted through government funding

Industry analysts suggest that over a third (35%) of school buildings in England aren’t fit for purpose. However, with schools across England set to benefit from investment of over £1.4billion in buildings and facilities over the coming financial year, is this about to change? School Building Magazine Editor Joe Bradbury discusses:   School leaders have […]

How new housing can help create new school places

New guidance sets out how councils can seek funding from housing development in their area and use it to create school places. School Building Editor Joe Bradbury investigates:   According to recent government announcements, the guidance will support local authorities to negotiate what funding and land is required from housing developers for new schools and […]

£23million state-of-the-art Glasgow school

A NEW £23million state-of-the-art Glasgow school is expected to get the go ahead today(18.06.19). Councillors are due to agree on the new facility which would be developed for Maryhill pupils and fills a gap left when Wynford Primary School closed in 2009. Situated on the playing fields at Queen Margaret Drive, the building would replace […]

Green from the ground up

Xlerator® passes the sustainability test.   When longtime Longmeadow High School Principal, Lawrence Berte, reached retirement eligibility, he opted to stay on board with the school to see the new building construction through to completion. “We sat with the architect for a year and a half to design the building, and the build itself took […]

£1.2m investment in offsite skills

CITB has agreed £1.2m funding for two offsite construction projects that will increase the skills capacity for this expanding sector in education, for school leavers and among industry trainers As a result of this investment, industry and education will have free access to a range of standardised, innovative and blended learning materials. Trainers in education […]

SOLAR PAY BACK – SEG REPORT

On June 10th, the government is set to publish its final proposals for the long-awaited Smart Export Guarantee (SEG). By the end of the year qualifying suppliers with more than 150,000 customers will be legally required to offer terms of payment for the surplus power that new solar homes put on the grid. Smaller suppliers […]

US construction Girl Power

We hear a lot about the role of females in the UK construction industry, or lack of, but this story from across the Atlantic should be an inspiration to any female thinking of construction for a career, not sure what health and safety would have to say about the high heels though!!! The construction business […]