Some quite staggering figures coming out of the below report by Scape Group.  

I held an interesting conversation on the subject two weeks ago with a senior figure within the precast industry.  With particular focus on offsite construction (prefabricated buildings) he questioned why we are not employing the services and investing in this technically more and more.  He highlighted that a number of other countries within the developed world now "churn out" schools to a specified size and budget across an entire country.  OK, not the prettiest, but very time and cost efficient.  

Another quandary is that of finding space in the capital to stick the 500 schools needed in the next four years.  Developers are employing ways of building up not out with size even more of a premium than ever.  I will read the governments way of tackling this issue with keen interest in the coming months.