Schools fit for the Future: Awards for Faithful+Gould

Dale Potts
Excellence in Building Schools for the Future awards have been given to 6 schools projects in which Faithful+Gould has been a partner.

Faithful+Gould and its education sector clients won multiple project awards in the recent Excellence in Building Schools for the Future awards.

BSF projects are often characterised by challenging time scales, budgets and environmental requirements, and by the range of stakeholders involved. The awards reflect Faithful+Gould's ability to apply expertise and provide solutions that fit the sector.

Nottingham City Council: Local education partnership (LEP) of the year

As part of the LEP, staff from Faithful+Gould's Nottingham office are providing technical support services across a full range of disciplines. 8 schools and 3 academies are being delivered in the current phase alone, through new build, refurbishment and remodelling.

David Buck, project director, comments:"Winning this award is a great achievement for Nottingham City Council's BSF team, in which Faithful+Gould plays a leading role. The award recognises the innovative approach being taken to deliver excellence for children and young people in Nottingham."

The London Borough of Lambeth: Innovation in PE and sport; Best design for a remodelled school; Local authority of the year

The London Borough of Lambeth has one of the fastest growing BSF programmes in the country, and with 3 awards, one of the most acclaimed.

David Morris, project director, says: "Winning 3 awards is great news for both Lambeth and Faithful+Gould, highlighting the innovation, best practice and leadership demonstrated by the project team. These awards follow 2 wins at the inaugural BSF awards in 2008 (Best New School and Best Overall Project), showing real progress and commitment to the BSF programme. Since 2005 our team has been very closely involved with the Lambeth BSF programme. The Programme Director recently said that Lambeth would not have won the awards without our involvement, which is a fantastic testament to our excellence in service delivery."

List of awards:

  • Local education partnership of the year: Nottingham City Council BSF
  • Innovation in PE and sport: Lambeth Council
  • The Jonathan Ibikunle award for design advisor of the year: Catherine Brownell
  • Best design for a remodelled school: Elm Court Special School, Lambeth Council
  • Local authority of the year: joint win between Lambeth Council and Southwark Council
  • Best change programme: Southwark Council

As well as the councils mentioned above, Faithful+Gould is currently participating in over 20 BSF projects nationally, including Plymouth, Portsmouth, Stoke and North East Lincolnshire. We are also involved with a number of One School Pathfinder and Academy projects.

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