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Currie & Brown to Review Further Education Estate in Scotland

17-Oct-2008

Leading asset management specialist, Currie & Brown, has been appointed by the Scottish Funding Council to review funding requirements for estates and facilities in the Scottish further education sector.

The project is a follow up to a similar report produced by Currie & Brown in 2006 and when complete, will allow the sector to plan more effectively for future funding needs, ensuring that facilities remain fit for purpose.

Currie & Brown will visit selected campuses and interview senior staff about the condition of their estate and any feature that may require special funding measures.

David Loudon, Associate Director, Currie & Brown, said;
"The Further Education Sector has received an unprecedented level of capital investment from the Scottish Funding Council in recent years, resulting in modern, fit for purpose facilities that will enhance the learner experience and ultimately make a positive contribute to the local and national economy of Scotland.

"A total asset management approach is essential to ensure that the life cycle of buildings is optimally managed and also, that future budgets for maintenance and operations are systematically planned. Currie & Brown’s commission by the SFC will produce recommendations on cost efficient solutions to ensure that the future funding of Scotland Further Education Institutions is based on sound principles and processes."

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Note to Editors:
Currie & Brown is a leading consultant in international asset management and construction matters. It has four operating service divisions: Project Management, Cost Management, Consulting and Business Consultancy.

The company employs over 1000 people worldwide: 500 in the UK and a further 500 in more than 50 territories around the world.

It is one of the world’s top 10 consultancies whose clients include Marks & Spencer, Royal Bank of Scotland, BBC, BAA, BP, Land Securities Trillium, and Shell Exploration.

The business is headquartered in London with 13 regional offices across the UK. It also has offices throughout Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Americas and associated offices in Africa.

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