Faithful+Gould undertakes 5,000th survey for the Education and Skills Funding Agency

Claire Turnbull
In 2017, Faithful+Gould was appointed by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) on The Condition Data Collection (CDC) programme; one of the largest building surveying projects in the UK public sector to date.

Faithful+Gould has now completed 5,000 of the 22,000 surveys which involves surveying schools and academies throughout England between 2017 and 2020. During peak programme periods, the team has visited between 300 and 400 establishments per month.

The data collected from the site visits has provided the ESFA with an improved and up to date evidence base which has helped inform future funding allocations and helped direct investment to the areas with the greatest condition need. The information that is gathered includes high level contextual data about the school, the site and the buildings within it, condition data for each building and information about key building management and compliance documentation that is available.

Faithful+Gould has worked with over 300 public sector organisations over the last eight years, delivering building survey work of various scales and size which ensured that we had the staff with the appropriate skills and experience to deliver the requirements of the CDC programme.

Due to the ongoing success of the project, Faithful+Gould has recently been appointed to survey a portion of the further education estate in England.

Project Manager and  Associate Director for SNC-Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business Chris Ball said “We are delighted with the way in which this programme has developed since our appointment in 2017. We have consistently refined our processes and rapidly increased the survey and quality assurance run rates. We have thoroughly enjoyed working in collaboration with the ESFA, and we look forward to continuing the development of our relationship as we start to undertake the further education estate surveys in the coming months.”

Faithful+Gould has worked with over 300 public sector organisations over the last eight years, delivering building survey work of various scales and size which ensured that we had the staff with the appropriate skills and experience to deliver the requirements of the CDC programme.

Shaun Lunn, Head of Building Surveying for SNC-Lavalin’s Faithful+Gould business said “Our involvement with this exciting project is testament to the fantastic skills, experience and competence of our building surveying staff in Cardiff and throughout the UK. We are delighted to be involved in a project of this magnitude and importance for the ESFA”.

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