We are working on delivering and managing a wide range of infrastructure and finance programmes that support Scottish Government’s National Infrastructure Mission and can inform policy ambitions for decarbonisation and inclusive growth.
Early Learning and Childcare
SFT has been working with the Scottish Government and all 32 local authorities to support the development of local Early Learning and Childcare expansion plans.
These plans will be delivered through a mixture of refurbished and extended public sector assets, building on relationships with partners in the private, voluntary and third sectors, as well as building new facilities. It is currently estimated that around 140 new-build facilities will be delivered across Scotland.
These reference designs have been prepared to support local delivery. The ideas and concepts incorporated in each of the designs have the potential to be taken on their own and used as part of a catalogue to inform options for refurbishment, extension or new build projects.
To support the on-going development of local authority Early Learning and Childcare Expansion Plans, SFT continued its engagement with East Ayrshire Council to produce a whole life cost assessment of each of the three reference designs that were concluded in May 2018.
The whole life cost summaries have been prepared in accordance with SFT’s Whole Life Appraisal Tool for the Built Environment which consists of an online excel workbook that offers a clear and consistent method of reporting whole life outcomes for a project. For further information on SFT’s Whole Life Appraisal Tool please follow the link below.
The whole life cost assessment reports, along with links to the relevant excel workbooks, provide a useful summary of the anticipated operating, energy, maintenance and life cycle replacement costs for each of the three reference designs as well the three new build nurseries procured by East Ayrshire Council are given below. This information will be a helpful reference point for local authorities looking to undertake a whole life cost assessment as part of the development of business cases to support their decision making for future projects.
Links to each of the three Reference Design reports as well as their respective Whole Life Cost Assessments and associated whole life cost workbooks are given below: