Schools and colleges must comply with a vast range of legislative requirements to ensure the safety of their students, visitors and those who work in their buildings and grounds. State-of-the art facilities are needed to attract the parents of prospective students and ensure future success.
Our building surveyors and project managers offer educational organisations a professional overview to help maintain high quality building portfolios as well as understand wider a field what is important both short and longer term. Whether primary, secondary, further, or higher education, our project managers have led teams to deliver a range of services to the education sector – from new build, remodelling, and refurbishment.
Our specialists understand the importance of minimising disruption to students and staff during works, which requires high levels of management and collaboration from all members of the team. Where possible, works are planned to take place outside of the typical school day to mitigate the impact on delivering the curriculum. Where not possible, works are undertaken during holidays periods.
We understand the challenges within the education sector and are able to assist in overcoming problems with communication and organisation. Our specialists are also used to working with departments across large areas and various geographical locations.
Why choose Carter Jonas services within the education sector?
Our building consultancy professionals are located in Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Oxford, Leeds and London. Together our teams offer educational property advice across England and Wales.
The building consultancy services we provide to the education sector include:
- Building surveying
- Condition surveys
- Listed building consent
- Project management
- Cost consultancy
- Planned preventive maintenance
- Reinstatement cost assessment
We have extensive experience of advising on all types of buildings, including complex old and listed properties. Our project managers and surveyors undertake condition surveys, historic building consent and specify repair works to give a realistic assessment of the likely cost of all works. Working alongside our architects and project managers who manage refurbishment and new build work for schools and colleges, we can also provide a budget for full refurbishment.
We recognise that property directors and bursars prefer one point of contact. Therefore, for all our education services, our lead surveyors ensure that they see all the buildings even when maintenance inspections have already been carried out by colleagues, to provide a consistent assessment of priorities. Our surveyors can then deliver authoritative overview of the condition of the estate.
When professionals in other divisions of our firm are involved – such as Red Book valuers, planning and development advisors or landlord and tenant surveyors – their advice is also channelled through the same contact. We quantify costs at the outset, appreciating that fixed priced quotations are important for budgeting purposes.