Guidance

Output Specification: generic design brief and technical annexes

Guidance documents to help with the design and construction of school building projects.

Documents

Generic design brief

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Annex 1A: Definitions of spaces (mainstream schools)

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Annex 1B: Definitions of spaces (special schools and alternative provision)

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Annex 2A: Sanitaryware

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Annex 2B: External spaces

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Annex 2C: External fabric

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Annex 2D: Internal elements and finishes

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Annex 2E: Daylight and electric lighting

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Annex 2F: Mechanical services and public health engineering

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Annex 2G: Electrical services, communications, fire and security systems

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Annex 2H: Energy

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Annex 2I: Controls

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Annex 3: Fittings, furniture and equipment

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Building performance evaluation methodology

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Details

Guidance for people involved in school building projects. This includes:

  • contractors
  • technical professionals
  • school providers
  • local authorities
  • dioceses

The Output Specification documents consist of the generic design brief and school-specific brief. They form parts B and C of the employer’s requirements for DfE projects procured through the Construction Framework 2017.

You can also read the ESFA Construction Framework Templates for part A of the employer’s requirements.

For further information please contact: DesignStandards.ESFACapital@education.gov.uk

Published 11 June 2019