Education | Lakesmere
Proud winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2015


Market Overview

Following the Government’s recent announcement of plans to overhaul the UK’s school building programme and the demise of the Building Schools for the Future scheme, the ambiguity over funding has not distracted from the urgent need to create better educational facilities and to increase the number of school places available.

Not only dominated by political debate, the education sector also presents challenging demands for contracting. Stringent regulations including demanding Health and safety requirements, particularly where children are in proximity to the site, strict requirements for environmentally sustainable, low-energy solutions and not least, tight programmes dictate the need for experienced project management practices. With the industry now tasked with identifying ways to reduce the cost of school building projects by up to 30%, contractors working are under even greater pressure to make the grade.

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Skills & Expertise

Lakesmere impressive and varied portfolio of projects that includes the successful delivery of academies, university accommodation, junior and primary schools, has led to the development of a keen appreciation of the unique challenges and requirements that working in this sector brings. The combination of advanced design and planning techniques, skilled and experienced project managers and where appropriate, the use of the latest off-site technology, has helped Lakesmere provide design solutions that meet the highest performance requirements that also meet project critical timing and budgetary constraints without compromise to aesthetics, quality and site safety. Our proven track record of success in the education sector has ultimately led to new contract wins but more importantly, the opportunity to develop lasting relations with both contractors and architects alike.

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