London Borough of Lambeth

Building Schools for the Future, project value: £300m. Faithful+Gould has played a major part in the London Borough of Lambeth's Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme, which is one of the fastest developing BSF programmes in the country. Lambeth is the first local authority in London to start constructing new schools as part of the BSF programme, which will create an additional 4,000 places for 11-16 year olds. The project comprises 8 new builds and 11 major refurbishments.

Phase 1: We are providing project management and contract administration services in Phase 1 (national Wave 2), which consists of 5 new schools and one major refurbishment. Two temporary schools were completed in 2007, two new schools were completed in 2008, two new schools have been completed in 2009 and the last will be completed in 2010. Phase 2: We are providing technical adviser services in Phase 2 (national Wave 5), which consists of two new schools and 10 major refurbishments. Construction of schools will start in 2010 and be complete by 2015.

There is £300 million in funding spread across Phase 1 and Phase 2. We have also provided project management, cost management and CDMC services for an academy, working in partnership with a selected group of architects and construction companies. We have worked closely with Lambeth throughout this process, with a number of key staff embedded within their team.

Lambeth's BSF programme has already delivered a number of firsts for the national BSF Programme:

The Michael Tippett School is the first school to be built in London under the BSF programme, the first Special Education Needs (SEN) school to be built under the BSF programme and, recipient of two awards, 'Best Design for a New School'; and the 'Grand Prix' award, at the inaugural PfS Awards in November 2008; it is the most outstanding - inspirational, transformational, and successful - project in the national BSF programme to date. Park Campus is the first Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) to be built under the BSF Programme. Stockwell Park High School is the first school to receive a rating of ‘Excellent' by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE). The Elmgreen School is the first ‘Parent Promoter Foundation' school in the mainland UK; created in response to an appeal by the council for parents to work with the council to establish a new school.

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