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Improving the quality of early years care

Not only do the Scottish Government wish to almost double the provision of free nursery hours, they also wish to improve the quality of nursery care for all children. The nursery expansion programme will support a high-quality experience for all children, complementing other early years and educational activity to close the attainment gap, and recognises the value of those we entrust to give our children the best start in life.

Using the Major Projects framework will provide direct engagement with Robertson to de-risk your project, by engaging with the consultant team to develop the learning environment as a series of seamless, interconnected spaces, linking the indoor with the outdoor, recognising the benefits of education in flexible and varying surroundings, with the health benefits of outdoor activities. 

Flexible to your needs

The Major Projects framework is designed to be flexible to meet your specific needs. You can use the framework at any point between project inception (RIBA Stage 1) through to the end of pre-construction (RIBA Stage 4). If you have ideas and designs that you have already invested in, we can help you bring these to fruition.

The framework process map visually represents the various processes used to ensure that the project brief and customer success criteria are established, developed, and delivered during pre-construction and construction.

On every MPF project we will complete a bespoke feasibility report for your project to include a concept design, market informed cost plan, detailed pre-construction and operations stage programmes, risk register, social value plan and confirmation of your proposed project team and their relevant experience.

The feasibility report is tailored to your specific project requirements and is provided free of charge and on a no obligation basis. This confirms your design, cost and programme data before you commit to progressing the project into the pre-construction stage.

Ensuring the affordability of your project

To give our customers the best service, our common focus from the outset will be on finding solutions that meet your budget. We are consistently collaborative and proactive with our customers, design consultants and supply chain, to improve efficiency, and reduce the time and cost commonly expended in repeated competitive tendering.

We continually benchmark labour, materials and costs. We couple this knowledge of the market with creative thinking at the outset of a project. We will challenge the status quo, to make sure we do the right thing for our customer and save you money.

Value for money (VFM) is embedded in our processes. It starts at the very beginning of each project by recognising that each customer’s VFM factors will be different and by establishing their VFM success criteria at the outset.

Market tested costs save you time

Our detailed market testing ensures our costs are correct from the start. You won’t waste time on developing proposals that are aborted because the cost is not viable. All costs are demonstrated in an open book format to the client and their advisors.

Get in touch

To find out more about what we can do for you, please contact either:

Debra Green
Business Development Manager
Procurement Hub

Mobile: 07484 543715

Kevin Stewart
Framework Manager


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