Elliott UK – Component Primary Schools Framework


The framework is part of the Education and Skills Funding Agency’s (ESFA), Priority Schools Building Programme (PSBP). This is the second successful framework we have been appointed for as part of the Elliott off site solutions team, based in their Leeds Office. The framework comprises nine schools initially, with the potential to add further schools. Waldeck have been appointed for four of the framework schools, with a potential for the fifth in the near future.

Our solution:

Waldeck has been appointed to deliver the thermal modelling, climate-based daylight modelling, Stage 3 enhanced mechanical services design in BIM, Stage 3 enhanced electrical services design in BIM, technical support through stages 4 and 5, with optional duties at stage 6.

Each school is a new build, on an existing school site. The schools are located in various locations throughout the UK.

Each school has been designed to meet the requirements of the ESFA Facilities Output Specification (FOS), as a component design solution which is replicated throughout the framework. Our design information has been produced in full compliance with the FOS; one of the advantages identified during the framework bid stage was that there would be no M&E derogations.

The deliverables for each school matches the bespoke ESFA deliverables required for each sign off stage.

Added Value:

Waldeck worked with Elliott during the ITT stage to provide information to be included within their bid submission document. This was important as evidence of past experience, in particular CBDM, was a requirement.

Waldeck’s past experience of delivering the requirements of an ESFA framework has helped in developing a component design solution to deliver the design information within the short project programme.

We have attended engagement meetings with each school to provide an overview of the mechanical and electrical services. In particular, explanations of the environmental solutions and user controls has been well received.

Utilisation of BIM:

As part of the Stage 3 services provided by Waldeck, BIM Level 2 is a key requirement. This has ensured that the mechanical and electrical services are co-ordinated in house, ahead of submission to Viewpoint. Our M&E services model has been for co-ordination with the ICT and FF&E.

This co-ordination has been an important point identified by the ESFAs Technical Advisors.