Well-designed buildings, built for community use, have the power to transform lives. Through our build programme, new schools and community buildings are doing just that – creating employment, helping the environment, as well as providing people with much-improved places for them to learn, visit or work.
Over the past year 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.