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Is off-site construction the answer to the school places crisis?

By 2023, the number of pupils in England’s schools is projected to increase by a staggering 880,000. How will our buildings cope? Kevin Harvey presents the possibility of off-site construction – an approach already helping primary and secondary schools across the country overcome an array of place planning issues.

Demographic changes have led to a serious shortfall in school places across the UK.  Government figures published in 2014 projected that, by 2023, there will be a total of 8,022,000 pupils in England’s schools – up from 7,143,000 in the current academic year and an increase of 880,000 pupils.

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