A new initiative has been introduced by the Shepherd Group which is designed to reduce the cost of education building projects by as much as 40 per cent.
The company’s Options package has been created in response to the James Review and the new government construction strategy, the company states.
It is based on utilising combined thinking, expertise, processes, solutions, techniques and engagement principles employed by Shepherd’s operating companies and supply chain partners.
The company believes this holistic approach will remove waste and duplication through the planning process and project delivery and deliver more cost effective buildings in quicker timescales than the Government benchmark.
Gary Edwards, executive director of strategic development for Shepherd Group Built Environment, said: “We have listened carefully to all stakeholder groups. Offering a solution that standardises the process, materials and certain aspects of design whilst leaving clients with a product that really suits their individual needs is critical – Options allows this.”
The company further states that the initiative will achieve the best solution to meet a client’s needs, whether it’s a modular construction, traditional new-build or refurbishment, or a hybrid of traditional and modular.