blueVisions was appointed to build a business case for a new K-12 premium school, based on the Australian curriculum in the UAE.
Our role included developing the design concept for an innovative learning facility that applies the Education 4.0 framework, site identification, project programming, CAPEX and OPEX costing, identifying funding options and partnership models, and carrying out economic evaluations.
Education 4.0 is an approach to learning that aligns itself with the emerging fourth industrial revolution. As it is still a relatively new concept, one of the main challenges in the project was having to move away from traditional teaching and learning designs to create a knowledge-building environment that is innovative, creative, inspiring and integrates new technology. Designing the school was further complicated by the requirement for separate gender classes and facilities.
To deliver this project, we mobilised a team comprised of education sector specialists from our Australian project services team, experts from the Association of Independent School (AIS), architects and quantity surveyors.
blueVisions delivered a detailed business case that provided the platform for a future-focused education model with recommendations for implementation success, enabling the client to define and assess options that best suit their business investment.
Rowan Dickson, blueVisions CEO Middle East comments, “A sound business case is a foundation for an effective project investment decision. Unfortunately, where projects fail or face time and cost overruns, is usually the compounding result from poorly defined requirements starting with inadequate, non-existent or unrealistic business cases that are not aligned with commercial reality and the developer’s business objectives. Here is an excellent example of a client that decided to carry out detailed business case studies to ensure project success parameters are established at the outset.”
blueVisions offer a network of management and multidisciplinary consultants, international best practice and industry expertise to create business cases that increases the certainty of outcome and reduces risks on clients’ projects and investments in the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions.