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School rebuilding programme: £2bn for the next phase

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A school rebuilding and repairs programme in England has been allocated £2bn to fund the next phase between 2015 and 2021. This comes as the first school rebuilt under the £2.4bn Priority School Building Programme is opened. Schools Minister David Laws said the scheme would "look at targeting individual school buildings, as well as whole school rebuilds". The ATL teachers' union dismissed it as a "drop in the ocean" and said that hundreds of thousands of pupils would still be taught in sub-standard buildings. The £2bn announced for upgrading school premises is part of the funding settlement for the six
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Make student accommodation stand out

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Peter Howard from Dulux Trade explains how the right coatings and colours enhance interior design and contribute to student satisfaction The Purpose Build Student Accommodation (PBSA) sector is continually looking for ways to make buildings stand out. Together with location, a visually appealing product can attract prospective students and appeal to their parents, but brands that ensure living and working spaces not only offer comfort but contribute positively to student wellbeing can make a real difference.   Understandably, materials specification has an integral role to play and manufacturers are increasingly working in partnership with both universities and student accommodation providers to drive long-term value. This