New ‘Baseline Designs’ for Schools for EFA

Faithful+Gould acted as lead advisor to the Education Funding Agency (EFA) in the development of the ‘baseline designs’ in response to the James Review of Education Capital (April 2011). The review called for a suite of standardised drawings and specifications which could be applied across a wide range of educational facilities.

The Baseline Designs, published in early October 2012, will result in new primary and secondary schools being built more efficiently, sustainably and cheaply.

The new designs and guidance give solutions and advice that address problems such as inefficient use of space, dark corridors, poor ventilation and inadequate classrooms.