Education

We actively encourage the participation of academic staff and students in the development of our work and the value of this collaboration with us is evident in the outcome – projects recognised for innovation, sustainability, quality and practicality.

We have wide-ranging experience in the education sector. Working predominantly with architects and contractors, we deliver innovative designs and pragmatic solutions on a range of projects, including: new, multi-million pound higher education facilities; small refurbishments of primary schools; and travel plans and highway design work to support planning applications for extensions to existing facilities.

Our track record includes:

  • Primary schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Academies
  • Private schools
  • Universities
  • University technical colleges
  • Specialist colleges
  • Skills training centres
  • Student accommodation.

Our approach is to encourage the participation and contribution of teachers, heads of colleges and schools, and students in the development of our designs. Their involvement ensures that outcomes are both practical and inspiring – essential factors in this unique sector. However, their engagement is also important to ensuring that everyone understands the impacts and implications of a programme of works. Work will either need to be carried out during term-time with care to minimise disruption, or be delivered to very tight timeframes during vacations.

Working at the cutting-edge of design, we have also assisted a number of contractors and local authorities in the development of their model schools. These super-efficient designs enable high quality primary and secondary schools to be delivered at a square metre rate that is 30-40% below that of a traditional build.

All our engineering design work is delivered to a minimum of BIM Level 2 and we also actively support our clients, where appropriate, in their ambition to secure BREEAM accreditations.

In delivering a full multi-disciplinary engineering service we recognise the importance of so many factors to the education sector. These can range from the necessity for low-maintenance, flexible and easy-to-use building services to travel planning and traffic calming that encourages sustainable travel and promotes safety during the short, intense periods of activity around an educational facility.

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