In an increasingly globally competitive education landscape, the quality and design of your facilities can have a hugely positive impact on your institution’s academic reputation, staff and student satisfaction, brand positioning, and economic success
In our latest research, we are finding out the role university estates play in the business of higher education and the academic experience. Gathering the views of vice chancellors, estate professionals and students to uncover and address a number of key topics.
Over three white papers, we explore the key issues facing UK universities in the changing global education landscape. In the course of our discussion, we aim to highlight simple, cost effective improvements that can be made to university estates to enhance learning environments and the student experience.
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It is vital that children get the best start in life. High quality education is essential in stimulating their minds and allowing them to achieve their full potential as they grow
The best buildings can enable this, assisting with high achievement and attracting the teachers who can help to deliver a world class learning experience to their students.
From “getting the basics right”, with high quality ventilation, daylight, and simple controls, through to innovative designs, we bring our experience and skills from over a hundred school projects in the last decade to benefit the generations of tomorrow.
Tailoring to your needs
There are many school building types, ranging from publicly funded and procured new campuses through to private fee paying schools. These each have their own challenges and opportunities, with a variety of contexts, briefs, budgets, and client expectations. Our projects cover all required building types, bringing in our expertise from other sectors to support specialist facilities such as sports, science, vocational studies, and performing arts.
With projects spread across the world, we bring global expertise but with a local flavour.
Building performance means money
Reducing energy can result in significant savings in running costs, allowing additional investment in teaching and learning. With many schools having limited resource available to support building users in optimising operation of their environment, we aim to design buildings which are simple to operate and minimise unnecessary energy use. Along with this, our role as government advisors in providing high quality environments with low carbon performance recognises how we have helped our clients over many years by ensuring that they get the most from their facilities.
Making the most from your facilities
Many school buildings suffer from seemingly intractable problems which can often be solved simply.
Large numbers of people moving around in short periods can reduce teaching time and increase the risk of behavioural issues. Our specialist people flow modelling team can unlock these issues in new and existing buildings, ensuring that students can move between lessons efficiently and more pleasantly.
As education and learning evolve over the years, our Asset Management team can help you to review your existing estate from strategic and detailed perspectives.
Call on a breadth of specialist skills
We create teams with the broadest range of skills drawn from our international practice – from masterplanning to sustainability, from people flow to structural engineering. For each, we match global knowledge and experience with local delivery, working in collaboration with you as an extension of your team.
Why not talk to us about your vision for your campus or facilities?
Our services for Education sector:
- Feasibility and economic viability assessments
- Building design optioneering and collaboration with architects
- Environmental and sustainability assessments
- People flow projections and assessments
- Transport and traffic consultancy
- Structural, civil and ground engineering
- Building environmental and MEP engineering
and façade engineering
- Acoustics, lighting and inclusive design
- Fire, security and technology services
- Project management
- Post Occupancy Evaluation and operational advice