Sector Overview

We’re passionate about the role of education to transform lives.

In support of lifelong learning our expertise covers every type of education environment from nursery through to higher education and research facilities.

We’re proud to be regularly recognised with design awards and accolades but our real kick is seeing the impact that inspiring spaces can have to enable people of all ages to reach their full potential.

Lucy Plumridge is our sector lead for Education.

Case Study | Education

Julians Primary School

University of Sheffield Management School, Crookesmoor

The remodelling and extension of the 1970’s building creates a dynamic hub at the forefront of research and learning in business and management. World class facilities including Executive and Conferencing suites, have been combined with formal and informal teaching spaces to inspire learners and ensure the School remains in the top one percent of business schools worldwide.

University of Exeter, SoBE

The new 3000m2 extension the existing business school provides a mix of formal teaching spaces, social learning and study spaces to create a cohesive business campus and the University’s ambitious growth plans. The BREEAM Excellent design uses high levels of insulation and air tightness to reduce carbon emissions by over 15%.

St Georges University – Jenner Wing

The overall project comprised the refurbishment of 2,700 sqm of accommodation in Jenner Wing at lower ground and ground floor level to provide new teaching accommodation for a joint venture with INTO.

The works comprised the strip out of the existing research and office accommodation within the joint ventures demised area, reconfiguration of internal general arrangement, adaptation of the existing building services and complete renewal of finishes.

Sudbourne Primary School

A split site expansion of an OFSTED Outstanding primary and nursery school, doubling capacity to 3FE / 680 pupils across two sites. The proposals demonstrate an innovative typology integrating key themes such as sustainable design and connectivity to natural learning environments. All spaces offer direct connections to the central courtyard-play space via a wrap around walkway with a shallow-plan dual-aspect classroom arrangement. The massing break apart to form the entrance gateway with a strong sense of Sudbourne’s identity and link through to the protected courtyard.

Parkwood Academy

The building creates a safe, caring and welcoming learning environment in which students can develop into confident, articulate and aspirational graduates fully equipped for life. The school is split into a series of small hubs off a central spine create with the sports facilities at it heart, reflecting the academies specialism.

Talbot Specialist School

A collocated 160 place SEN school for students aged 11-19 with Severe and Complex Learning Difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties. The design developed through close consultation with the staff include hydrotherapy facilities, therapy spaces and gardens to heighten students’ senses.