BSF is a Government driven, strategic approach to capital investment, ICT integration, FM service delivery and whole life maintenance that will affect every secondary school in England. Over the life of the programme around 3,500 schools will be rebuilt or remodelled to support a student population of 3.3 million 11-19 year olds and their staff. This makes the BSF programme the largest and most ambitious scheme of its type in the world.
£220M Newcastle BSF - AURA Learning Communities
Aura Newcastle Ltd - part of Aura Learning Communities, Robertson Capital Projects' BSF JV with Sir Robert McAlpine and Parsons Brinckerhoff - was appointed by Newcastle City Council in July 2007 to work in partnership with the council to deliver a £220M multi phase BSF programme. Phase 1 comprised seven new PFI funded schools and a major remodelling of an existing school under a target cost design and build contract. Phase 2 will see a further eight schools redeveloped, completing the entire rejuvenation of the secondary schools estate in Newcastle.
Further details are available at www.aura-learningcommunities.com
£400M Hull BSF - Esteem
The Esteem consortium, comprising Robertson Capital Projects, Morgan Sindall Investments and the Sewell Group will oversee the delivery of a 17 school programme to provide a city-wide approach to renewing the whole of the secondary and special needs school estate in Hull by 2015. Esteem joined Hull City Council and Partnerships for Schools (via Building Schools for the Future Investments) to form a Local Education Partnership (LEP) focused on driving forward a range of long term best value partnering initiatives.