AECOM Announced That They Have Been Appointed to Create a Technical Advisory Service


AECOM has announced that they have been appointed to create a technical advisory service for the Priority School Building Programme 2. The global infrastructure service provider was selected for the role by the Education and Skills Funding Agency. The Programme 2 rebuild is part of the Priority School Building Programme, a scheme that was created by the government. This Programme will see the government invest £4.4 billion in to rebuilding and refurbishing the school buildings around the country that are classified as being in the very worst condition. While in this role AECOM will be expected to deliver a variety of multidisciplinary services in order to help with the rebuilding and refurbishment of the schools around the UK.

The services AECOM will provide to this programme include architecture, quantity surveying, structural engineering as well as Mechanical and Electrical engineering. The infrastructure service firm will also provide the project with a range of procurement advisory services and a range of feasibility services which cover geotechnical, acoustic, building condition, ecology, flood risk assessment and topographical services.

To begin with, the contract with AECOM will cover 15 different schools in four different geographical batches: Midlands; Leicestershire; South One, covering Norfolk and Somerset; and South Two, which includes Hertfordshire. Depending on how well the programme works in these areas, and if it is successful, more batches could be added to the Programme throughout the four-year contract.

The work on the Priority School Building Programme started immediately and it ids thought that it will continue up until 2020. The second phase of the Building Programme began in 2014 as different local authorities, dioceses, sixth form colleges, academies and academy trusts were first asked to submit their expressions of interest for either an entirely new school site or for one or multiple buildings to receive funding as part of the programme. AECOM’s contract covers those that are being taken forward from this initial selection process and it is thought that the programme will improve the conditions for hundreds of different school children around the country.


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