Tag Archives: Education


The education sector is one which has seen a great deal of change over the past few years. As well as the main job of teaching young people, schools are juggling an ever increasing list of additional tasks.

Schools and colleges these days are themselves responsible for the upkeep and improvement of their buildings. Furthermore, they must also be using their facilities to generate income. Any funds they do gain this way supplement the budgets provided by the government. Since education funding has been under pressure in recent times, a well-managed lettings program can give a welcome boost to school coffers.

How can Munday + Cramer help?

Architecture and surveying firms such as Essex based Munday + Cramer offer a number of services which can support the education sector. These include:

  • 5 year plans (best practice is to have a working copy of this at all times)
  • Asset management plans
  • Condition surveys

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

M+C Degree Apprentice becomes media star!


M+C, Essex County Council’s Enterprise Advisory Service, RICS, and Anglia Ruskin University’s employability service have joined forces to produce a short film this week. The film’s purpose is to promote links between businesses and students from KS4 onwards, and features the practice’s Degree Apprentice, Michael Smith. M+C’s involvement M+C have a long established history with nurturing local talent, and has strong links with both Anglia Ruskin University and William-De-Ferrers School. The practice not only offers support with careers days, but also provides work experience placements. Because of this level of commitment, the film makers approached the practice to take part […]

M+C Degree Apprenticeship Shoot

Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) – 2017 Successes


Munday + Cramer has again seen extraordinary growth in work secured under the Condition Improvement Fund from the EFA. For the fourth successive year, the Essex building surveying and architectural practice has outpaced the market. Projects with a total value exceeding £20.0M have been secured; representing a 63% increased in workload secured compared to 2016. The Condition Improvement Fund is organised by the Education Funding Agency annually. The fund is competed for by academy and free schools across the UK, to support condition-related projects. Over 3800 bid applications were made in the most recent round for the available £466.0M. Projects that […]

Munday + Cramer achieved huge success in the EFA's Condition Improvement Fund for Academies for the fourth successive year securing over £20.0M in funding

Multi-Use Games Area for Avenue Primary School


Avenue Primary School are the latest school to commission Munday + Cramer for a new Multi-Use Games Area. The East London school, located in Manor Park are looking to improve their flexibility in inclement weather. M+C have provided all design and planning work, and are now project managing the scheme. ETC Sports Surfaces are currently delivering the scheme on-site. The new Multi-Use Games Area will replace an underused grass area to the rear of the school. Being an urban, London school; space remains at a premium. With minimal outdoor space, poor weather conditions place significant pressure on teachers’ ability to teach PE. The new MUGA will […]

Avenue Primary School MUGA Area Development

Summer work experience placement


Munday + Cramer are happy to announce that Michael Smith joins the practice for work experience. Michael joins for a number of weeks over the busy summer period. Currently in the 6th form at a local school; Michael is using his work experience placement to gain a greater understanding of the construction industry. He hopes to pursue an engineering or construction course at University in the coming years. Michael will shadow a number of M+C staff over the summer. As well as learning CAD and BIM, Michael will also complete practical visits to a number of summer job sites. Michael will be assisting staff in their duties; gaining […]