To perform their core activities, educational organisations and institutions need land that is in the right location, and buildings that are safe and suitable for effective teaching. 

Our national team of commercial property experts provides comprehensive advice to the day nurseries, independent, maintained, higher and further education sectors.

School Field

We believe that education and learning should take place in safe, stimulating and engaging environments.

Like our clients, we want students to thrive and to reach their full potential, and we can help them achieve this through the high-quality planning and design of their real estate. 

Our experts can help to deliver educational buildings that make successful schools possible, create safer and stronger communities, promote thriving town centres, and contribute towards a cleaner and more sustainable environment.

Our expertise covers:

  • Asset review
  • Planning and masterplanning
  • Relocation strategies 
  • Land assembly, promotion, joint venture and option agreements
  • Development viability/feasibility
  • Scheme formulation/options appraisals
  • Disposal and acquisition
  • Building surveying
  • Valuation
@ Richard Love
Richard Love
Head of Architecture and Building Consultancy
020 7518 3299 email me about Richard
@ Will Rooke
William Rooke 
Partner - Eastern
01223 326815 email me about William Rooke
@ Michael Lunt
Michael Lunt
Associate Partner
01865 404421 email me about Michael
@ Matthew Ellams
Matthew Ellams
0113 203 1091 email me about Matthew

Richard Love is a Partner, Head of Building Surveying in our London Commercial Team. Richard joined from Watts Group PLC where he worked since 2010, most recently as director in it's project consultancy group. Richard's role is to provide building consultancy services, including relocation management, contract administration, design, strategic procurement and conservation advice with our clients.

Career Highlights:

Ealing Town Hall:
Full external restoration of Grade II Listed Victorian Gothic town hall building. The project arose from a survey identifying incidences of dangerous stonework and the project incorporated extensive masonry repairs, reroofing, redecorations, stained glass replacement, access improvements and drainage improvements.  Works on site were delivered over an eight month period during which the town hall remained fully operational.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists HQ Relocation:
Project management services in respect of all aspects of the HQ relocation for this prestigious medical college.  The relocation centred around moving into a 50,000sq ft 1980’s office building and delivered a comprehensive strip out and refurbishment including the creating of canteen and catering facilities, conference space, library including antique book collection and sublet space.  The relocation was delivered in 9 months (inception to completion) and Richard also handled dilapidations matters on exit.

Career developments
Being appointed to the board overseeing the expansion of the Carter Jonas Commercial Division, which took place in early 2017. Also, managing the expansion of the Architecture and Building Consultancy team. The service line has doubled the number of specialists working within it in the last two years, becoming the largest team within the division. Further growth plans are currently in place for the next few years.

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William Rooke is an investment and commercial development property specialist.

Three career highlights: 

  • Land assembly in central Cambridge for 316 room student housing scheme.
  • Acquisition of vacant office building in North Cambridge for £1m and subsequent letting and Asset Management to create a £7m investment.
  • Securing planning consent and anchor tenants for a £100m industrial development in the Midlands. 

Career Highlights:

The Haberdashers’ Company School Surveyor
Michael has been advising Schools and College bursars on Planned and Preventative Maintenance (PPM) for over 20 years throughout England and Wales.  He first started advising Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls in 1998.  He has subsequently provided planned maintenance advice for Monmouth School, Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School and his team also inspected Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls and their Adams Grammar School in Newport for Planned maintenance.  Michael has also been engaged to organise and coordinate re roofing and repairs recommended within his reports at the Haberdashers’ Monmouth schools.  In January 2017 Michael was formally appointed by the Haberdashers’ Company to also advise them on all of their schools which include their Academy schools.

Worcester College, Oxford  – Front Quad Surveyor
Whilst Michael has been advising the College for over 20 years on various property maintenance matters, prepared a strategic plan to prioritise maintenance and improvement works and for a number of years dealt with refurbishment projects  up to £400,000 in value, in 2016 Carter Jonas were asked to tender for the role of Front Quad Surveyor.  Against tough competition Michael and his team have been appointed by the College to advise on a program of refurbishment of their Grade I listed Front Quad property which will be phased over the next 7 – 10 years.

Thorpe Mandeville Manor, Oxon.
Carter Jonas have provided professional advice on rural estate properties to  this family client for many years.  In 2011 Michael was appointed by the next generation of the family to own the Manor and advise on prioritising and specifying phased re roofing works to their Grade II* listed Manor house, in close consultation with the local Conservation Officer and Historic England (formerly known as English Heritage).   He is currently coordinating the internal refurbishment of this property which includes a new Biomass boiler and district heating situated in the stable block to heat the Manor and stable cottages, re plumbing and re wiring and associated modernisation and conservation of the interior.

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Three career highlights: Building a Helipad on roof of 11 story building in London. Building a hotel on Island in Dubai.  Masterplanning an integrated tourism project in Oman.

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Our Planning & Development teams operate alongside our Commercial division to offer our clients depth of service.


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