Government plans to invest in education from this autumn will help boost already rising demand from the education industry, according to Simplex Westpile general manager Rob Howarth.
“There has been a rise in school contracts across the industry,” he said.
According to Howarth, this rise is mainly due to the £1 billion investment in education as part of the government’s aim to raise the standards of schools across the UK, which is due to start in Autumn 2013.
Howarth’s business has recently completed an £80,000 contract for piled foundations for a new three-storey extension to Nishkam High School in Birmingham for main contractor Bam Construction. The work involved installing 223, 350mm diameter, 12m long CFA piles that were socketed into the underlying sandstone.
“Although this was a private contract, it’s promising to see that private schools are leading the way and improving their facilities,” he added.