Following today’s announcement by the Local Government Association that the cost of creating extra school places for the nation’s pupils by 2023 could run to £12bn (Source: bbc.co.uk), Philip Goldstone, business development manager at Scotts of Thrapston commented:
“The announcement today by the Local Government Association comes as no surprise to us at Scott’s of Thrapston. We are well aware of the problems surrounding school places – and the pressure on schools. This is only going to get worse.
“We’d echo the LGA’s call for the Government to look into this in detail. However, the shortfall might not be as bad as feared. We are aware that schools are looking for alternative ways to expand other than extending the school or craning in modular buildings.
“One sustainable solution is timber framed buildings, which are less costly but provide an excellent learning environment.”