Elliott has been awarded Principal Contractor status for the Education Skills Funding Agency Component Framework (Primary Schools) to provide off-site constructed schools. It is currently working on the first batch of 9 schools valued at around £45m.

Elliott will be providing off-site construction solutions to minimise on-site disruption and the solution is fully compliant with the ESFA’s Component Primary Design Brief.

The overall objective of the ESFA programme is for the initial 9 schemes to be handed over ready for occupation of the schools by 31 August 2020.

Elliott Chief Executive Officer, Lee Jon Newman, said, “We are delighted to have been awarded Principal Contractor status on the Government’s new framework. Elliott has a long history of providing education facilities and it helps us continue to grow our market leading position.”

By employing off-site construction Elliott will deliver high quality solutions and have the potential, through standardisation, to deliver best value and highly sustainable solutions with less waste.  The off-site solution will minimise time and reduce disruption for the schools by limiting site works to site preparation, foundations and installation and increasing the possibility of constraining the most disruptive site activity to holiday periods when the school children are absent is increased.

ESFA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Governments Department for Education.

It brings together the former responsibilities of the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and Skills Funding Agency (SFA) to create a single agency accountable for funding education and skills for children, young people and adults.