Print

Education

The UK education sector is in the midst of a period of considerable change.

Changes to funding have introduced new government revenue streams that focus on free schools, academies, studio schools and University Technical Colleges (UTCs), underpinned by a desire to streamline the procurement process and reduce costs. The further and higher education sectors have also seen significant transformation in recent years due to changes in funding and a constantly evolving demand for places.

Our services combine education design and development advice from experienced educationalists with architecture, engineering, FM, ICT, project management and strategic real estate expertise.

We work with schools, further education and higher education institutions, as well as government, sponsors, teachers, parents, pupils, promoters, local authorities and residents, to deliver transformational learning environments that also make real and lasting impacts on the wider community.

Our experience includes:

  • Over 50 long-term partnerships with local authorities including Staffordshire, Oxfordshire, Southampton, Brent, Haringey and Croydon;
  • Ten multi-academy trusts such as Harris Federation, Ark, Avanti Schools Trust and Kunskapsskolan;
  • 26 free school projects including the first EFA-approved self delivery by a trust;
  • Design services for contractors including the award winning St Silas Primary School in Blackburn;
  • Working with almost half – 70 out of 162 – of the UK’s higher education institutions creating cutting edge research, student and campus facilities.