Parents, teachers, politicians and community leaders all acknowledge the importance of the learning environment to our children's education. Over 65,000 pupils within nursery, primary, secondary, special needs and further education, already rely on us for their educational facilities and it is a responsibility that we take very seriously. We understand how local education authorities work, their objectives and their aspirations.
We invest in three of the UK's largest educational PPP schemes to date (Barnsley BSF, Glasgow and South Lanarkshire) and we already have more than 80 schools either operational or in development. In each case we listened carefully to the Council and teachers from the outset, tailoring the designs to their specific needs and ensuring that all their key requirements were properly integrated.
By drawing on our experience and combining it with our imagination we have even provided new schools where all that the client had hoped for was refurbishment. In North Swindon, where we have delivered seven schools, our PPP solution has enabled the Council to continue to fund its wider development throughout the County.
Once the new schools have been built and bought into use, we are committed to keeping these facilities in first class condition. Under our long-term facilities management agreement they remain our responsibility. That means teaching staff are left to concentrate on their core activity - the delivery of high quality education in first class facilities.
Our facilities management business also provides services to clients outside of John Laing’s PPP portfolio, such as City Lit, the London based adult education college, where we lead a 35-strong team ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of the building and its services.
Customers find us straightforward and non-confrontational while welcoming our long-term approach, and genuine desire to stay involved and deliver a long-term service.
To discuss facilities and performance management options for police and criminal justice projects, please contact Paul Kelly on tel: + 44 (0) 20 7901 3200, or email: email@example.com.
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