CREDIT: This story was first seen in the Construction Enquirer
The Education Funding Agency (EFA) is inviting contractors to bid for a pilot framework to design and build primary schools using offsite building elements, the Construction Enquirer reports.
Sixteen schools will initially be built under the framework with further schemes expected as work progresses, taking total spend to £95m.
The framework will be delivered in two lots covering initially a bundle of four larger schools worth £12m and a dozen smaller school projects worth £11m, which will be split into two batches.
Originally, the EFA had planned to use one offsite supplier, but now it aims to appoint three firms.
The schools are being brought through under the second wave of the priority schools programme.
EFA aims to develop and apply the solutions developed under this framework to the larger secondary school block programme.