Independent construction, property and management consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall, has been appointed by the Department for Education (DfE) to the extension of its School Condition Data Collection (CDC) survey.
The survey is now being widened to bring in further education colleges and includes an estate of over 250 college sites covering over 2million m2. Having commenced on 01 May 2019, the survey is to be completed by the end of 2019 with RLB surveying 62 colleges nationwide as part of the programme.
The survey extension is part of one of the largest condition data collection exercises undertaken across Europe in the public sector and is providing DfE with accurate data across colleges and schools. Appointed by DfE in 2016, the RLB team is approaching the end of the school survey programme having visited 5,350 out of 5,500 schools.
Brook Smith, Programme Lead and RLB Partner, comments: “We are delighted to have been appointed to the extension of the CDC framework that builds on our relationship with the Department for Education by covering further education colleges. The work completed to date demonstrates our ability to deliver national survey commissions across our network of regional offices and we are really looking forward to mobilising our team to cover further education colleges across the UK.”
Bruce Crowther, CDC Programme Director, says: “We are very pleased to be working with RLB and the other surveying organisations on this extension to our School CDC survey. The work completed so far is a great example of how collaborating closely with partners throughout the programme has enabled us to gather the high quality condition data we needed on time and on budget.”