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Improving Efficiency Within The Education Sector Using Salix Loans


We’re continuously being updated, through various facets of the media, on the importance of making proactive environmental changes in our lives and workplaces, as a means to ensure the future good health of the planet’s climate. Unfortunately, these sorts of capital improvements, which often come in the form of plant and equipment changes, tend not to come too cheap. Looking at schools in particular, many of the state sector’s school estates are becoming increasingly energy inefficient. This costs the planet in both the immediate future and the longer-term. It also costs the school as well, financially speaking. That’s where Salix […]

Salix Loans & Bid Applications

A Detailed Look At Bid Applications Within The Education Sector


Bid applications are a means of securing additional funding throughout the various public sectors. There are a variety of biddable schemes through which extra funding can be sought, the appropriateness of which depends entirely on the project at hand. Securing these additional funds is a complex process, and entails a comprehensive bidding process. Munday + Cramer are experts in procuring successful bid applications for the schools, colleges and academies that need them most. Their work also extends to sectors extraneous to the education sector. In a time where the education sector is being placed under increasing strain, the necessity for […]

A Look At Bid Applications Within The Education Sector

The Intricacies Of Facilities Management


Facilities management (FM) is an essential, yet lesser-known facet of ‘facility’ operations that is prevalent across every sector throughout the world. It’s especially important within the commercial, educational and residential sectors. Traditionally, FM has been shunted down the list of a business’ priorities and building issues are dealt with as and when they arise usually by an office manager or administrator. However, it makes shrewd business sense, to outsource a business’ FM needs to an external, specialist company such as Munday + Cramer in order to make the crucial process a priority. This blog will go into a little more […]

The Intricacies Of Facilities Management

The Outbreak Of COVID-19 & The Relevance Of Thorough Facilities Management


The global outbreak of Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) has become huge news over the past couple of months. Whilst it originally broke out in China’s Hubei province, the virus has proceeded to spread the world over. There have now been confirmed cases in six of the world’s seven continents – Antarctica, unsurprisingly, is the only exception. The UK has not been exempt from this outbreak. The number of confirmed cases across the United Kingdom is increasing daily. At the time of writing, there have been 18,083 people tested. Of this number, 17,968 returned negative tests, whilst 115 people have […]

The Importance Of Facilities Management During The COVID-19 Outbreak

Why Environmental Design Matters Now More Than Ever In The New Decade


Environmentally speaking, we live in truly unprecedented times. The global climate crisis is accelerating at a previously unheard of rate. Climate activists such as Greta Thunberg have taken centre stage in recent months. In doing so, they’ve put the proverbial cat amongst the pigeons and ruffling the feathers of various world leaders as she’s done so. Her actions have even garnered the attention of such national treasures as David Attenborough, no less! Awareness is one thing; action is quite another. The upshot is that, as a society, we need to take greater collective responsibility in how we treat the planet. […]

Munday + Cramer's environmental design

The Importance Of Hiring Qualified Architectural Technicians & Surveyors


Whatever sector or industry you’re in, as a business, accreditation is important. This is especially true in the surveying and architectural sector. Surveying and architectural accreditations (RIBA qualified architects, for example) ensure that projects are completed in complete compliance with industry regulation and that they’re finished to an impeccably high standard, leaving no loose ends in the process. When it comes to architectural services, there are several key accreditations to look out for; if individuals or practices don’t hold these qualifications, then hiring them can be a large risk. The first accreditation is the CIAT, the Chartered Institute of Architectural […]

A Building Benefitting From RIBA Qualified Architects

MUGAs and Artificial Sports Surfaces


In recent years, Munday + Cramer have seen a marked increase in the installation of multi-use games areas (MUGAs) and artificial sports surfaces within schools. With childhood obesity now a recognised problem, schools are placed under ever-increasing pressure to demonstrate their commitment to tackling this. Successes in Rio for our Olympic and Paralympic teams have also had a significant effect on young people’s interest in sport. The UK’s infamous weather means schools are increasingly looking for ways to ensure sports facilities are available all year round. Historically, a school’s choice for outdoor sports areas has been limited to tarmacked playgrounds and […]

bad weather showing the need for artificial sports surfaces

2019/20 CIF Success – M+C reach new heights


Munday + Cramer have again surpassed expectation, and are pleased to announce yet another successful year of securing Condition Improvement Funding for our academy clients. In total, around 100 schemes, totalling over £38m has been secured for the 2019/20 CIF funding round for academies in the South-East, London and Home Counties. The current round saw the ESFA’s spend reduce slightly to £433 million for 1,413 projects at 1,210 academies and sixth-form colleges. This means that Munday + Cramer successfully secured nearly 9% of the total UK fund. M+C’s level of success also sees an unprecedented growth of 72%. Associate Director, […]

Munday + Cramer successfully secured CIF funding of £38 million for academies in the 2019/20 round

Heat in the kitchen with M+C’s charity Bake Off


For the second successive year, Munday + Cramer’s staff dumped their hard hats and donned their pinnies to compete in a bake off! Joining Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, staff competed to create the best cake at a coffee and cake morning to raise much-needed funds for the cancer support charity. Colleagues and contractors enjoyed a fun couple of hours tasting all of the cakes and catching up after a very busy summer for the multi-disciplinary architectural, building surveying and property management practice. Karen Lilley, Munday + Cramer’s Office Manager organised the event and noted “it’s great to support Macmillan again […]

MacMillan Cancer Research - World's Biggest Coffee Morning

An audience with… The RICS


Munday + Cramer are again in the limelight, following the recent foray in to the world of television, with the filming of a piece regarding our successes in an innovative new Degree Apprenticeship programme. Lee Hatwell, Michael Smith and Georgia Dear were invited to speak at the RICS at their ‘It’s all about SME’ event at the Institution’s Head Office on Parliament Square, London. The event forms part of the Institution’s 150th birthday celebrations and the President’s tour. A range of SME practices and Chartered Surveyors were invited to talk about how they are contributing to the future of professional surveying […]

Munday + Cramer were part of the RICS 'All about SME' conference in London, speaking about their success with Degree Apprenticeships