d3associates were appointed to develop a Strategic Estates Management Strategy to assist the Trust to effectively manage their school buildings and grounds. The trust currently has six primary schools in the Darlington and Middlesbrough areas, ranging from imposing Victorian brick buildings to a new 420 pupil, timber frame, low carbon primary, with biomass boiler and sedum roof. Baseline condition surveys performed by d3a, fed into a Planned Maintenance Plan, which included estimated budget costs for repairs or replacement. The trust was therefore able to plan and prioritise maintenance across all sites. d3associates have provided further help to individual schools in the trust who are seeking funds and carrying out some of these works.