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Facilities & buildings

The great outdoors

Using outdoor spaces in innovative ways can help schools in need of extending their facilities...

Turf cut for £3.5m teaching space

Bedales School has held a turf-cutting ceremony for a new art and design building due to open ...

Turning up the heat

Andrew Harrop on how new approaches to the design of heating systems are making it easier for ...

Call to raise boiler maintenance standards

Poor boiler maintenance can lead to expensive and disruptive breakdowns and repairs, claim Sen...

Bridging the gap

Interior design has helped to bring the workplace into the classroom at a Nottinghamshire FE c...

A sporting chance

Ian Wilson explores the challenges which had to be overcome in the design of a new £10m sports...

Attracting high-flyers

A school's buildings play an important role in defining its brand identity, says Martin Hayday...

An education in designing the student experience

Interior design needs to deliver effective learning environments and appeal to the aspirations...

Keeping your options open

The importance of flexible space in future education facilities and the latest innovations in ...

Keeping up appearances

When it comes to attracting new students, schools and unis don't get a second chance to make a...

Artwork commissioned for science centre

Abingdon School's new science centre will feature a three-storey sculpture celebrating the thr...

Design really does make a difference

Well-designed classrooms can boost learning in primary school pupils by up to 16 percent in a ...

Assa Abloy launches energy-saving access system

New access control technology uses lithium-ion batteries to reduce energy costs for education ...

Bath rugby star tops out sports centre

Prior Park College celebrated a topping-out ceremony for its new sports centre with the aid of...

SciTec Campus enters final phase

As Oundle School'€™s hands-on science complex nears completion, a major donor has extolled the...

Sophie Evans opens Cardiff studio

Welsh-born West End star Sophie Evans opens music recording studio at Cardiff’s Kings Monkto...

New SES performing arts facilities open

BBC Director-General Lord Tony Hall has opened Stamford Endowed Schools' new Performing Arts C...

Safe and sound

Louise Hosking believes that the impact procurement can have on the working environment is sti...

Designing for intelligent schools

The advance of technology hasn't just changed learning, it's also affected the way architects ...

NW school's masterplan begins

Levitt Bernstein have designed a new junior school and hub for Withington Girls’ School in M...

Digging into the past

Building work at Chester's Queen's School has uncovered a number of archaeological finds datin...

Multimillion-pound facelift for college

Midlands independent school Tettenhall College is investing more than £3 million in a major re...

Science centre opens in Abingdon

St Helen and St Katharine school in Abingdon has officially taken possession of its new £7m sc...

New playground fit for little Queens

Pupils at a Chester school arrived back after the half term to find a new playground and learn...

SciTec campus gets boost

A major donation from the Michael Uren Foundation has enabled Oundle School to make further in...

Sixth Form Centre welcomed

Design and build specialist Directline Structures completes sixth form centre at Claremont Sen...

Work and play outdoors

An adaptable outdoor learning and play space can offer a school the chance to take new and inn...

Riverside refurbishment gets go-ahead

Planning approval has been granted for a new teaching building at St Paul's School designed by...

Prep school launches £8m expansion

Fairfield Preparatory School in Loughborough is laying the foundations for additional learning...

Scheme for historic school site approved

The long-term development plan for a Surrey school devised by McDowell+Benedetti has been give...

Old gym reinvented as creative hub

Work has recently been completed on a new state-of-the-art performing arts centre for Stamford...

Measuring the value of play equipment

Playforce is launching a research project to assess the impact of investment in outdoor learni...

Classroom design aids student learning

A recent study shows that a student’s learning experience can be affected by classroom desig...

Create more beds spaces... instantly

A space-saving bed-and-desk combination is proving popular with schools and universities with ...

Practice makes perfect

Walters & Cohen recently secured their sixth RIBA award for work on Lady Eleanor Holles School...

Play it safe

Ensuring that play is safe means regularly inspecting and maintaining play equipment, says Deb...

Land of opportunity

Schools can now look to their own land assets as a means of raising much-needed capital, write...

Laws on the doors

Failure to fit adequate fire doors could see you winding up in court, facing a heavy fine or e...

Keeping up appearances

Saving energy in schools doesn’t have to mean a drop in light quality, say Colin Lawson from...

Morpurgo opens library at Bristol school

Award-winning poet, playwright and author Michael Morpurgo OBE officially opens Red Maids' new...