Design a school

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As a new academic year gets under way, some schools are settling in to new premises. But what sort of choices and trade-offs are made during the design process?

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You've got a brief to design a new school - and everyone's got an opinion on what they want for the money.

Could you balance the demands from a range of interested parties, deliver a design to a high standard and still keep within budget? Here's your chance to try!

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We've simplified the process - in real life there are lots of other competing pressures, and you would be lucky indeed to start building on a perfectly flat surface! The values ascribed to various choices are illustrative, rather than accurate costings of what each facility would cost, or an actual budget would be.


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