RAAC Removal Grant Fund

Specialist support from our approved RAAC Technical Advisors.
When it comes to our RAAC Removal Grant Fund service, we provide expert advice at cost-effective rates.
AEC are experts in RAAC removal Project Management and are approved technical advisor with the Department for Education. We ensure that projects run smoothly, and the school’s interests are at the forefront of the works. With a team of specialist project surveyors, we are well versed to assist with the procurement and management of your RAAC project.
What is the RAAC Removal Grant Fund?
Following the identification of RAAC within educational buildings, the DfE announced the availability of capital funding to remove the concrete through a Capital Grant.

The capital grant will enable buildings with RAAC confirmed to remove the bubbly-like concrete. The primary scope of works will comprise the replacement of roof decks and coverings. The grant extends to cover ‘unavoidable consequential works,’ such as the refurbishment, reinstatement or replacement of services, furniture, and equipment. The provision of providing temporary accommodation, if required, and associated professional fees from technical advisor can also be included with the grant funding. The grant will enable educational establishments to appoint a technical advisor to manage the process, ensuring providers can focus on teaching, and pupils return to classroom-based learning.

The RAAC Removal Grant allows you to address not only the removal of the concrete, but also consequential improvement works, including:

  • Make good external areas affected by the works, such as, paths, parking, hard play surfaces etc
  • Enabling works inclusive of temporary accommodation for teaching, storage costs and internal fencing
  • Mechanical & Electrical provisions reinstated, or even replaced, if necessary
  • Removal or encapsulation of asbestos if associated to the location of RAAC
  • Consequential improvements to achieve Building Regulations Part L
  • New ceilings, doors, ironmongery and fixed furniture, fixtures, and equipment
  • Replacement of like for like floor finishes
  • New decoration where walls and ceilings are damaged
  • Planning consent, if required

Why do I need a Technical Advisor?

RAAC removal is complex, and in some cases, a disruptive project, due to the nature of works. A specialist and experienced technical advisor such as AEC, will ensure your Leadership Team can focus on teaching, and education is at the forefront.

A DfE case worker will be in contact to discuss the next stages of your RAAC project and application requirements. At this stage they will discuss the option of involving a technical advisor / building consultant / project manager to act on behalf of the school to support with the following:

  • Scope of works development (RIBA Stage 2) – RAAC removal
  • Scope of works – Unavoidable Consequential works
  • Budget Cost Planning
  • Planning & Risk Management
  • DfE – ‘Project Executive Summary’ (PES) template population with supporting information for submission
  • Design / Specification for Tender / Analysis / Report
  • Cost Plan
  • DfE – ‘Building Cost Breakdown Analysis’ template population with supporting information for submission
  • Contract Administration
  • Contractor Appointment
  • Project Management
  • Monitoring / Compliance

Why Academy Estate Consultants?
AEC have a wealth of experience within the education sector, and are actively involved in the procurement, management, and delivery of RAAC projects.
As approved technical advisors with the DfE, we are here to help and reassure you - what is a daunting process can be made seamless with the right team by your side.

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