• Education

Schools and Trusts

We work across the entire school spectrum, from maintained and independent schools and private education providers to single Academies and Multi Academy Trusts, to help them achieve the most from their built assets. This can be through grant funding support, capital project delivery, design and surveying services, strategic advice and support, or project delivery statutory compliance.

A full suite of built asset support services to schools.

Arcadis currently works with over 900 schools and Multi-Academy Trusts, as well 7 of the top 20 UK Independent Schools. Annually our teams of education specialist surveyors and engineers deliver in excess of 200 projects that are critical to the safe operation and effective running of schools.

Schools and Trusts strive to provide excellent educational experiences and successful outcomes for learners. However, with ever increasing legislative, management and financial pressures, we recognise that providing the environment to achieve this is becoming more difficult than ever.

We can respond to this challenge and help Schools and Trust to improve their built assets, through:

Grant funding application support and project delivery:

  • Condition Improvement Funding (CIF)
  • Schools Capital Allocation (SCA) forward planning of capital works
  • Diocese LCVAP
  • Salix Energy Efficiency Funding (SEEF)
  • Selective Schools Expansion Fund (SSEF)

Capital project delivery:

  • Feasibility studies
  • Master planning
  • Project management
  • Cost management and procurement
  • Architectural design and advice
  • Building services & structural engineering design and advice
  • Defects support
  • Health & safety advice and CDM
  • Planning application support

Operational building management:

  • Planned and reactive helpdesk services
  • Condition surveys
  • 5 & 10 year forward prioritized capital works planning
  • Statutory compliance health checks & auditing
  • Compliance Improvement Services
  • Operational savings reviews – Energy, contracts and planned / reactive maintenance
  • Asbestos management consultancy and removals project management

Growth support:

  • Free School and school change applications support and strategy
  • Property due diligence
  • Property operating model advice
  • Staff professional development and governor training
  • Financial services support


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