​Education as construction hotspot for 2018

14th January 2018

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Source: Specification Magazine January 2018

Education joins housebuilding as construction hotspot for 2018 and beyond.

Although the focus of the construction industry remains on housebuilding given the Government’s priority for new homes, a new report shows another significant challenge is starting to bite.

New research from Scape Group, the public sector procurement specialist, has revealed that an additional 435,646 pupils will be joining the UK’s secondary school system in 2020, which would require over 14,500 additional secondary classrooms across the country.

Scape’s report, The Secondary School Places Challenge, shows the equivalent of 14,522 secondary school classrooms would need to be built over the next three years to ensure we have enough school places, which would equate to over 400 brand new 1,050 pupil secondary schools across the country.

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