Management of premises can seem like the most complex and onerous of all tasks facing FE / HE college principals. In fact, the resposibility offers a whole host of challenges and opportunities. This text gives practical guidance to management staff on how to avoid the pitfalls and make the most of opportunities, including: rationalising sites; developing properties; buying and selling land or buildings. Written by the principal of the largest FE college in England, the book is informed by first-hand experience of the problems involved in College Estates Management, and offers advice that has been tried and tested.
'Ken Ruddiman has simplified a frighteningly complex process, by providing general but itemised principles supported by helpful hints (VAT avoidance, committee structures, staff loads, public relations advice, etc.). The main message is, "This is what to do and how to do it". The underlying message, equally important, is, "Do not be frightened".' - Grace Kenny, PEB Exchange, The Journal of the OECD Programme on Educational Building