Entries by Lyn


Overdale Primary School in Eastfield, Scarborough, has  celeberated the opening of their purpose-built, £6m building with the local community.  it opened to pupils in September, but due to Covid the primary postponed their official opening celebrations until restrictions had fully ended. On Tuesday last week the celebration fianally took place, before an audience of children, […]

Battersea Campus Significant Transformation

 image © Iwan Baan Signifying the most significant expansion in its history, the Royal College of Art celebrates the unveiling of its new Herzog & de Meuron-designed campus in Battersea, London. RCA notes that the £135 million expansion signifies its ongoing transformation into a dynamic postgraduate university focused on science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM). […]



Highwood and Romsey Primary School celebrate the official opening of ‘amazing’ new outdoor classroom to enrich science learning You can view a timelapse film of the building of Romsey Primary School’s new outdoor classroom here:   Highwood, the renowned Romsey-based property developer, has joined children and staff of Romsey Primary School and Nursery to celebrate the official opening of a special […]


Safe and Comfortable Buildings the right of all pupils

According to documents leaked to The Observer newspaper, deteriorating school buildings in England are a “risk to life.” The leaked emails are from officials working for the Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi, as part of a weekly update to Downing Street from the Department for Education (DfE). The leak states that: “School buildings: the deteriorating condition […]

£2.8m to reduce carbon footprint

The Manchester College and UCEN Manchester receive £2.8m to reduce their carbon footprint The funding is part of a huge transformation that will ensure the c. £140m estates redevelopment and their existing estate is more sustainable.  The Manchester College and UCEN Manchester have secured £2.8m funding to reduce their overall carbon footprint and take steps […]


With increasing student enrolments and shrinking spaces, there is increasing pressure on educational institutions to be more creative in enhancing facilities while lifting student achievement. To address this challenge, a number of state governments have commissioned leading architecture companies who are helping communities reimagine what schools should look like while meeting the critical need of […]

Safey Rules as 2.4m perimeter fence gets the go ahead

Lipson Co-Operative Academy (Image: PCross) Plymouth school building safeguarding fence after incidents A massive new perimeter fence around Lipson Co-operative Academy will be built for ‘safeguarding reasons’. Plymouth City Council planners have given the go ahead for the school’s plans for new 2.4m high perimeter fencing. Details with the application outline a series of incidents […]

The Growing Schools Rebuilding Programme

The healthy level of construction work being let under the government’s Schools Rebuilding Programme is creating growing opportunities for new contracts across the country. More capacity is needed in the sector to accommodate a 15% rise in secondary school pupil numbers which the Department of Education is expecting by 2027. Under the Schools Rebuilding Programme, […]

£2.2m School Refurbishment

Haringey Council Selects Diamond Build PLC for £2.2m School Refurbishment   Diamond Build PLC has been awarded a £2.2m contract to refurbish and upgrade a primary school in London on behalf of Haringey Council. The project is the second phase of improvement works at Highgate Primary School, which will deliver external upgrades in addition to […]

Demolition to begin on the fire-damaged Park Primary School building

Images by Sandy McCook.   The remains of the fire-damaged Park Primary building in Invergordon will finally be demolished next week. The building suffered two devastating fires in February 2020 and another in February 2021. The blazes left the building a hollowed-out shell with the roof badly damaged. The first fire occurred on February 24, […]