Needs led Design
MPB education is an education-led integrator, which recognises that schools are much more than buildings. We are determined to work in close, long-term partnerships, in order to stretch the existing boundaries and bring about innovation in ICT, design and curriculum integration to the Building Schools for the Future programme.
Reflections of a Headteacher
Coping with educational transformation in a heritage school.
What is good design?
A new building is a fantastic opportunity for any school, but how can you make sure that you get what you need?
What not to build
Mairi Johnson explains how to apply the techniques of fashion gurus Trinny and Susannah to school design.
How to read architects drawings #2
This is the second of five articles in ‘21C Schools’ for anyone thinking of building at their school, which will take clients through all the drawings sent by the architect and his team and explain their relevance. This issue will deal with foor plans, followed by sections and elevations, service drawings and fnally models, computer generated images and artists’ impressions in later issues.
The Contractors View – Balfour Beatty
With pathfnder and wave one Authorities well on their way, the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme is set to be the main mechanism for estate renewal for the Maintained Sector for the next ffteen years.
Designing School to Deliver Extended Services
Sharon Wright, Co-Editor of Century 21 Schools and author of a new DfES publication, looks at some of the key design issues and one example of an innovative new community school.
Turning a vision into reality
In June 2004 the DfES published Schools for the Future: Exemplar Designs, Concepts and Ideas. The publication is meant as a guide for local authorities, a starting point to get Councils and school staff thinking about their requirements and to help them explain their thoughts and ambitions to architects.