Suggested format / contents:
Context setting: Faculty, School or Service Vision. Links to Strategy Map
Explanation of the need to be satisfied. This may include information on one or more of the following :-
Need for expansion e.g. student numbers, new programmes, increased research, staffing etc
Quality of facilities
Offensive or defensive move e.g. growing markets or protecting markets? Supporting market analysis? Quality as well as quantity of students. Relevant peer university comparatives.
Identification of the benefits of investment
Consequences of doing nothing – the base case.