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Education and Building Management

A school these days carries responsibility, not only for educating young people, but also a wide range of building management tasks.

Although some manage their buildings themselves, many seek help from professional facilities management companies such as Munday + Cramer.

Together with strategically chosen partners, the Essex-based practice help schools manage their buildings, enabling them to concentrate on education. They assess what needs to be done and arrange for both scheduled and ad-hoc works to be completed with minimum disruption to the school.

Munday and Cramer can also assist schools with a wide range of services including:

  • Preparing bids to gain funding for the improvement of school buildings via the CIF (Condition Improvement Fund) Process
  • Undertake asset management plans and condition surveys
  • Provide advice and support regarding ESOS Energy compliance
  • Undertake curriculum surveys and space planning.
  • New builds
  • Extensions
  • Roof repairs and replacements
  • Heating system upgrades
  • Replacement windows.

Everything You Need To Know About Decarbonisation in 2024

What is decarbonisation? Decarbonisation is a crucial process in the fight against climate change. It all about reducing the amount of carbon emissions and other greenhouse gas emissions, such as electricity generation, transportation, and industrial processes. By transitioning to cleaner and more sustainable energy sources, implementing energy-efficient practices, and adopting low-carbon technologies, we can mitigate the impact of human activities on the environment and work towards a more sustainable future for our planet as per the governments ‘net zero strategy.‘ Why does it matter? Climate change is an urgent global challenge that demands immediate action, and we must take steps […]

5 Ways to Reduce Your Schools Carbon Emissions

As part of the UK’s binding commitment to reach net zero by 2050 all public sector organisations are required to put in measures to help. Here are five effective strategies that schools can implement to minimise their carbon footprint: 1. Switch to LED: LED Lighting is one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions is to transition to LED lighting throughout your facilities. LED bulbs use up to 90% less energy than traditional bulbs and can last up to 25 times longer, substantially cutting down on replacement costs and maintenance. Making this simple […]

The Benefits of Improved Educational Facilities

The benefits of improving your educational facilities are numerous. Whether this is for schools, colleges, universities or any other FE organisations, these benefits cannot be understated. There have been many studies over the years, across several different countries, including studies published by the UK government, supporting what we already know anecdotally. No matter where these studies are carried out, the results are always very similar: the better the facilities, the better it is for the school. What do we mean by this? How is it better? Below are some examples of these aforementioned benefits, followed by information on what you […]

Fairhouse Primary School Canopy 2

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

New term, new kitchen!

With the start of the new school year, the students at Aldborough E-Act Free School in Redbridge are now enjoying delicious school meals produced on-site. Thanks to a scheme funded through the Condition Improvement Fund (CIF) by the EFA, a brand new kitchen facility has been created at the school. As part of the wider Loxford School’s Trust, the free school had previously had hot meals delivered from another of the Multi-Academy Trust’s school for lunchtime. However, the continued success and growth of the trust was placing increasing pressures on the existing production kitchen. The recent introduction of the Universal […]

Aldborough E-Act Free School - New kitchen

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 […]