Spatial Initiative, a Joint Venture comprising Styles & Wood Group plc and modular construction specialist, Extraspace Solutions has secured a place on the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA) £4.4billion national framework to support the delivery of the ESFA’s school building programmes.
This four-year programme, which will use modular construction to replace buildings at primary schools across the country, commenced in July 2017 with a pilot scheme of 16 schools and an overall value of £95m. Spatial Initiative has secured the first four projects to be allocated under the framework.
The rebuild is part of the Government’s £4.4 billion Priority School Building Programme, which is rebuilding or refurbishing those school buildings in the very worst condition across the UK. The first four schools, located across the South East, London and Midlands, will be delivered between April and December 2018.
Spatial Initiative will design and manufacture block replacements, including full schools, using its component design solution. The JV has established strategic partnerships with building services engineering design consultancy, S I Sealy & Associates and AHR Architects, both of which will provide expert design services, and Southerns Interiors who will provide furniture, fixtures and equipment solutions.
Daniel Madden, Director at S I Sealy commented: “our in-house Digital Engineering Team have been working closely with Spatial Initiative to deliver the first wave of schools under the ESFA Batch B Modular framework, meeting the new Facilities Output Specification requirements such as Climate Based Daylight Modelling and TM52 Thermal Comfort compliance. Having worked with Extraspace since 2007, we have built up significant knowledge and experience of designing the mechanical and electrical engineering services using off-site construction methods and we continue to push barriers in the off-site manufacturing process.”