UK School Rebuilding, Energy Efficiency program contracts with Wood as Advisor

Dec. 3, 2021
The planners will focus construction efforts on state-of-the-art energy efficient building practices and infrastructure to reduce the carbon footprint

Global engineering firm Wood plc was named technical advisor on a United Kingdom program to rebuild many of the nation’s schools for sustainability and energy efficiency.

Wood was awarded the role in the 10-year program for the UK Department of Education. The School Rebuilding Program started earlier this year with 1 billion Euros ($1.2B U.S.) in rebuilds and refurbishment on some 100 schools by July. In addition to the education goals, the planners will focus construction efforts on state-of-the-art energy efficient building practices and infrastructure to reduce the carbon footprint.

“The SRP program will create modern, environmentally sustainable environments that will transform schools and colleges across England and improve the education of tens of thousands of children and young people,” Andy Hemingway, president of energy, innovation and optimization at Wood, said.

A multidisciplinary Wood team will work with key supplier Rider Levett Bucknall to support DfE across the full project life cycle by providing consultancy services, including architecture and building services design, sustainability services, project and contract management, and clerk of works

Further details of the new, multi-wave ten-year construction program will be set out at the next Spending Review.

Investment will be targeted at school buildings in the worst condition across England – including substantial investment in the North and the Midlands – as part of the Prime Minister’s plan to level up opportunity for all.

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