O'Rourke claims 30% cost cuts with prefab schools

Published:  23 September, 2011

STEETLEY: Laing O'Rourke has linked-up with Atkins to launch an off-site school building system which will save 30% on construction costs. The contractor said the prefab model will meet the James Review target of 30% savings through off-site design, manufacture and construction at its Nottinghamshire factory.

O'Rourke has held extensive talks with soon-to-be-defunct procurement body Partnership for Schools and is now looking to capitalise on the launch of the £2bn Priority School Building Programme.

O'Rourke is the latest contractor to launch a standardised school system following offerings from Willmott Dixon, Bam, Galliford Try and Wates.

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