Public Sector

February 2015

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 3 Product News. . . . . . . . . Pg 4-7 Safety, Security & Fire Protection. . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 8 Doors, Windows & Entrance Systems . . . . . Pg 9 Education . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 10-12 Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 13-14 Social Housing . . . . . . . . Pg 15-17 Urban Regeneration . . . Pg 18-19 WELCOME As the eneral lec tion looms large on the horiz on, the main olitic al arties are fac ing a ide range of hallenging issues hen it omes to the ublic sec tor. The one challenge they will all face is to maintain the progress made in recent years in terms of construction and new building projects coming on stream. Complacency is the biggest risk when it comes to the public sector's ability to continue this progress. Although Britain has started building again, ensuring this develops into a medium and long-term programme of investment is crucially important. The nation's architects have highlighted this in RIBA's General Election manifesto aimed at politicians from all parties. And according to latest analysis from KPMG, by the end of 2016 spades will be in the ground in over 80 per cent of the projects in the UK Government Construction Pipeline. The analysis indicates that 84 per cent of the projects included in the pipeline (2,656) are expected to have commenced construction by 2016. This includes 1,279 projects which are reported as being already under construction. The uplift in the number of projects due to start will add to the pressure on the construction industry which is already struggling with an acute shortage of skilled labour. The report, UK Government Construction Pipeline - KPMG Analysis, reflects 3,148 projects covering 16 sectors with a total value of approximately £128 billion being procured by central Grosvenor House, Central Park, Telford, TF2 9TW T: 01952 234000 F: 01952 234003 E: info@tspmedia.co.uk T A N N E R S T I L E S P U B L I S H I N G TSPMEDIA CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Paul Groves paul.groves@tspmedia.co.uk EDITORIAL CO-ORDINATOR Katie Heath katie@tspmedia.co.uk ADVERTISEMENT PRODUCTION Charita Lala copy@tspmedia.co.uk DESIGN & ARTWORK Kat Jones kat@tspmedia.co.uk Terms and Conditions - While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of all articles and information appearing in Public Sector Building Specification the publisher does not accept liability for errors and omissions, printing or otherwise, that may appear in this publication. The journal includes photographs provided and paid for by suppliers. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or any retrieval system without the consent of the publisher. CIRCULATION MANAGER Becki Everitt becki@tspmedia.co.uk ADVERTISEMENT MANAGER Martyn Smith martyn@tspmedia.co.uk TELESALES Nicky Vandesande nicky@tspmedia.co.uk PUBLISHER David Stiles david@tspmedia.co.uk and local government in three spend periods: 2014-16, 2016-20, and 2020 and beyond. The analysis shows a massive increase in the number of projects since the last pipeline produced by the Government, from 1,886 in July 2014 to 3,148 in December 2014, an increase of 1,262. The analysis also reveals that: transport projects continue to dominate the pipeline, accounting for £66.5bn or 52 per cent by value; and Justice, MoD and Police projects represent over 80 per cent of projects in the pipeline by volume. During the next few months and beyond we need to see clear commitment from the main parties that this progress will be supported and new measures brought to fruition to ensure this is simply the beginning and there is a genuine long-term focus and plan in place. Britain must carry on building and our politicians need to take a long-term view, not just support a few high-profile projects to secure some short-term political point-scoring. Best Wishes Paul Groves, Editor 02 Contents To make an enquiry - Go online : www.enquire.to/public Send a Fax: 01952 234002 or post our : Free Reader enquiry card READER ENQUIRY 2 READER ENQUIRY 3 Q Designed to support single, double or triple storey modular buildings Q Leaves playground/car park surfaces undamaged Q Accredited by Building Control and chosen as sole suppliers for temporary classroom foundations for local authorities around the UK. 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