Infrastructure Finance & Programmes

We are working on delivering and managing a wide range of infrastructure and finance programmes that support Scottish Government’s National Infrastructure Mission.

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.

Whole Life Appraisal Tool 

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. 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:

 

ANDERSON BELL + CHRISTIE - REFERENCE DESIGN

Reference Design Report Sections 1-4 - The Reference Design

Reference Design Report Section 5 - The Model in East Ayrshire

Reference Design Report Section 6 - Refurbishment Solutions

Reference Design Report - Appendices 

Reference Design - Presentation

Early Years Facility - Whole Life Cost Summary

SFT WLAT V1.5 EarlyYears - ABC 04.04.19.xlsm 

 

EAST AYRSHIRE COUNCIL - REFERENCE DESIGN 

Reference Design - Presentation

Reference Design Report Sections 1-4

Reference Design Report Section 5

Reference Design Report Section 6

Reference Design Report Section 7

Early Years Facility - Whole Life Cost Summary

SFT WLAT V1.5 EAC Ref 04.04.19.xlsm 

 

NORR - REFERENCE DESIGN

Reference Design Report Sections 1-4 - The Reference Design

Reference Design Report Section 5 - The Model in East Ayrshire

Reference Design Report Section 6 - Refurbishment Solutions

Reference Design Report - Appendices

Reference Design - Presentation

Reference Design - Amended Floor Plan

Early Years Facility - Whole Life Cost Summary

 

SFT WLAT V1.5 NORR 04.04.19.xlsm