Nottingham Building Schools for the Future wins at PFF Awards

Dale Potts
School's cool in Nottingham, as 2 Building Schools for the Future projects receive awards at the 2010 Public Private Finance Awards recently: ’Best Education Project’ and the overall Projects Grand Prix.

Faithful+Gould was selected as Nottingham City Council's Technical Advisors for the procurement of the city's Building Schools for the Future Wave 2 programme, providing technical support services across a range of disciplines including: Design, CDM co-ordination and Whole life costing

The completed programme has picked up 2 awards at the 2010 Public Private Finance Awards. The awards are made in recognition of the innovation and excellence demonstrated by the local education partnership, of which Faithful+Gould was a key member.

Best Education Project

"Nottingham City's local education partnership has demonstrated vision, excellence and close partnership"

Judging panel: Public Private Finance Awards 2010

 

£300m of capital investment has focussed on improving the environmental credentials of the city's school estate. The eco-friendly school designs have included biodiesel combined heat and power plants for new schools, resulting in 70% of energy being generated by renewable sources.

The LEP and supply chain demonstrated real engagement with pupils at the schools through a Learning Programme. This saw activities tailored to specific curriculum requirements delivered to the schools by the LEP and its suppliers.

Projects Grand Prix Award

"Nottingham City's Building Schools for the Future (BSF) project has achieved considerable success in a relatively short periods of time."

Judging panel Public Private Finance Awards 2010

 

This award recognises the project that has delivered an outstanding improvement in public services for the benefit of the community that it serves. The judges recognised that Nottingham's LEP has achieved considerable success in a relatively short period of time, praising the innovative ways that schools have been involved and the flexible designs of the new buildings.

Faithful+Gould's Nottingham BSF team has continued its support of the programme and has become an intrinsic part of the LEP and Authority teams, developing new projects and delivering School and Academy facilities throughout the City.

David Buck, Faithful+Gould's associate director and lead technical advisor to Nottingham City BSF comments:

"Winning these awards demonstrates the work being delivered across a range of partners who remain committed to delivering excellence for Education in Nottingham."

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