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Facilities & buildings

Let there be light

A private preparatory school in south London has given its formerly dark and cluttered library...

Sod cut at SciTec

The next phase of the development of Oundle's science and technology campus was officially lau...

Special need for suitable toilets

New figures show that schools and other education providers need to accommodate pupils with sp...

Inside the 'multi-comfort' zone

A Worcestershire school is investing in a new multi-purpose sports and drama hall built on 'ho...

Diggers move in on Derby site

Construction work has started on a new two-storey building for nursery and infant pupils at De...

School launches £2.1m refurb

An independent day and boarding school for girls in Shropshire has begun a major expansion and...

Lacking the skills to pay the bills

Leaders in the education sector admit they are baffled by utility statements, says consultancy...

New junior boarding house to open

Younger boarders at a West Sussex girls' school will be moving into a new boarding house as of...

Physics upgrade answers basic needs

Upgrading of facilities at Cambridge University's Department of Physics has headed to the toil...

Hazlegrove centre wins awards

A new academic hub at a Somerset independent prep school has received two awards from the Roya...

Nursery expansion at Wellington

The Somerset prep school is to add a new building to its nursery and appoint a new head of ear...

Science centre opens at girls' school

R H Partnership has completed a new £4.7 million science centre for St Helen and St Katharine ...

Keep it clean!

Chris Parkes explains the importance of ensuring that hygiene standards are maintained at the ...

Going to the toilet helps broaden College appeal

A London college is now able to open its doors more inclusively - by investment in a toilet

Play market outlook boost

Quarterly order values for the UK play market grew by 20 percent in the first quarter of 2015,...

Bringing down the cost of heating

Schools and universities can reduce energy bills by up to 35 percent with heating system impro...

Playground politics

The trade body for the UK play sector is urging political parties campaigning for the general ...

Planning for asbestos

Paul Phillips describes how to go about managing asbestos in schools prior to embarking on a m...

A clean bill of health

Emma Gilroy asks if we underestimate the importance of the link between hygiene and education ...

A dome full of opportunity

A geodesic dome glasshouse has given a Nottinghamshire academy an unusual and flexible learnin...

Roedean refurbishment revealed

Four Victorian boarding houses at Roedean, the independent girls' school have undergone a make...

You can't beat a carpet

Specifying carpet for school floors can help to provide a positive learning environment, says ...

Great expectations

Andrew Clague reports on a two-phase plan to re-house the school occupying the former home of ...

Housekeeping award for Roedean

Brighton's Roedean School has come out on top in an inspection of schools for housekeeping and...

The science of style

Melanie Laing picks out the latest trends in science lab furniture and considers the future fo...

Making it personal

The designers of educational spaces can take on lessons already learnt in the workplace, says ...

Fire-struck Follyfield reopens

A school boarding house rebuilt after being destroyed by fire has been officially reopened at ...

School washrooms guide launched

Layout, regulations, access and budgeting are amongst the issues discussed in Cubicle Centre's...

Simple steps to better hygiene

Upgrading your school washrooms over the summer recess can both improve hygiene and reduce wat...

How classroom design can boost engagement

Creating a positive learning environment through innovative design has a significant impact on...

£2.9m classroom block opened

Oakham School has taken possession of a three-storey new-build extension to its Church Street ...

Play investment benefits analysed

Investment in school playgrounds increases children's physical activity and improves behaviour...

Breaking ground for the arts

Building work has started on The Squire Performing Arts Centre, a new arts venue for the city ...

Opening doors to reading

Bramcote Junior School has refurbished its library with the aid of a tree of knowledge, a wise...

April edition of B4E is out now!

The April issue of Building 4 Education magazine is out now - and it's the last ever

Designing for science

Dulwich Prep London's new science and technology facilities have been designed using a 'two-in...

New hand-drying technology arrives in UK

American Dryer (UK) claim that their new cold plasma hand-drying system will help schools erad...

If the CAP fits ...

Ian Jackson explains what it takes for the quality of a school's facilities to win recognition...

Tuning in to FM

The role of the school facilities manager is the focus of a free event taking place at ACS Int...

Integration, integration, integration

Integration is the secret of success when it comes to installing renewable heating and hot wat...