Education is commonly divided into stages, such as preschool, primary school, secondary school and the college, university or apprenticeship. Formal education requires a structured learning environment but also includes related facilities, such as student accommodation. A vital sector in the UK, private and public funding models are prevalent with the latter being heavily influenced by government policy and priorities.

With such a variety of uses, the demands on modern construction are wide and vary from specialist facilities through to repetition of units to deliver economies of scale. Client demands for shorter build times and increasing sustainability are placing even greater pressure on how construction projects have been traditionally delivered.