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Facilities & buildings

Planning for asbestos

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

Grand opening for Nottingham University Academy

The CEO of Siemens UK has officially opened the Nottingham University Academy of Science and T...

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...

You can't beat a carpet

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

How intelligent classroom design boosts science learning

Education interior specialists, Innova, expand on the key design elements needed in science la...

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 ...

School washrooms guide launched

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

Polysafe Verona adds flavour to Sutton Academy's dining hall

A combination of Polyflor safety flooring in two complementary shades has been used to help c...

Simple steps to better hygiene

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

Room to grow

Could classroom design make all the difference to pupils' learning? Nicola Yeeles investigates...

How classroom design can boost engagement

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

New sixth-form centre completed

A partnership between a college and an academy in Wakefield has just taken ownership of its ne...

Swindon caught on camera

Prospective students can check out the facilities at the £10 million UTC Swindon site with the...

Play investment benefits analysed

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

April edition of B4E is out now!

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

If the CAP fits ...

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

New hand-drying technology arrives in UK

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

Designing for science

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

Tuning in to FM

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

European backing for seven new schools in the Home Counties

The European Investment Bank will support construction of seven new secondary schools in Hertf...

Integration, integration, integration

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

Breathing more easily

It's vital that schools and universities take positive steps to provide students with clean, f...

Get it covered!

Michala Ford from Safety Technology International explains a simple way of reducing the number...

Furnished with care

From ergonomic chairs to heavy-duty kitchens and sustainable lighting, Simon Fry rounds up the...

Vinyl solution

A college in Bracknell has turned a functional space into an inspirational environment with th...

Fit for the future

Stephen Beechey looks at the issues which are likely to shape the way schools are designed ove...

Interim solutions

Robert Snook looks at how modular buildings can help schools address the shortage of school pl...

'Switch to save' claims study

Education providers are amongst those missing out on the potential benefits of switching energ...

Northants school takes shape

A tree-planting ceremony has marked the start of the external landscaping work for the new £6 ...

Keeping asbestos under control

Detecting the presence of asbestos in school buildings needn't be a cause for alarm, says Mich...

Association responds to asbestos case

The problem of asbestos in schools is worse than was previously thought, says the UK Asbestos ...

New Schoolhaus projects completed

Eco-friendly modular buildings offer an alternative for schools seeking to expand without incr...

Light leasing scheme launched

Academies are being encouraged to investigate alternative ways of funding energy-efficiency up...

On-site scheme for future pros

Warrington Collegiate construction students are getting hands-on experience on the site of a n...

The great outdoors

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

Call to raise boiler maintenance standards

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

Turning up the heat

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

Stride Treglown designed UTC shortlisted for top award

UTC Plymouth is celebrating after being named as one of 15 schools shortlisted for the Young E...