The Nottingham office of Faithful+Gould has been appointed to act as technical advisor to Derby City Council on a £150m school improvement scheme. The Government-led Building Schools for the Future (BSF) project, which will focus on the improvement of 10 secondary schools, three special schools and pupil referral units, is the biggest ever school building investment programme for the Derby City Estate.
Faithful+Gould's appointment follows on from a spate of contract wins in the educational sector for the cost and project management consultancy. The team, which operates throughout the East Midlands, is also working with Derbyshire County Council, Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Council to deliver further schemes to improve educational facilities.
Director Shaun Lunn commented: "This exciting project builds upon our terrific track record working with the Public Sector, particularly BSF."
BSF is a government initiative set up to improve the majority of school buildings by 2016 with an aim to ensure that secondary pupils learn in 21st-century facilities. Work on the Derby City Council project is anticipated to start in September 2007.