Over the past few years, our firm is proud to have developed an excellent reputation in the education sector – in particular in the help we provide academy schools with preparing and submitting CIF bids.

But this isn’t the only way in which we can help schools!

Our team have amassed a great deal of experience within the education sector, planning and project manging works. This places us in an advantageous position to share our experience with schools – helping them with ideas and coming up with a way forward that meets their needs whilst also delivering on long-term sustainability and the growing need to meet energy efficiency goals.

We have recently been approached by a number of academy schools across Lancashire, Cumbria and Greater Manchester in relation to maintenance, improvement and building projects and are preparing drawings, doing space analysis and assessing feasibility. These projects include:

  • Dining hall extension
  • MUGA / 3g sports pitch
  • Internal alterations
  • Air source heating
  • Decarbonisation projects
  • Toilet refurbishments
  • Solar panels
  • Assembly hall extension
  • Classroom extensions
  • Kitchen upgrade

So far as individual projects are concerned, we can help academy schools with design ideas, drawings, tendering, building regulations, managing contractors, professional supervision and guidance, CDM, etc.

Any work required at a school requires compliance at many different levels; from legal statutory duties, such as Planning Consent and Building Control, to Landlord Consent and compliance with the school’s Academy Order.

Rather than seeking quotes directly from contractors, academy school clients find that by appointing us to act as Project Manager, all of this is taken care of diligently and professionally.

We can also assist with Valuations of school estates, Planned Maintenance Surveys, and Good Estate Management (GEMS), all of which can help schools to establish the areas where building improvements are required and the best way approach to tackle these.

On a wider basis, many schools appoint us as School Building Consultant to be at hand to advise on an ongoing basis.

If you are considering building, improvement or maintenance projects at your academy school, our team are happy to undertake a site visit to discuss your requirements. We work with academy schools across Lancashire, Cumbria and Greater Manchester.

For more information, please get in touch

Preston Office
Telephone: 01772 458866
Blackburn Office
Telephone: 01254 260196
Clitheroe Office
Telephone: 01200 320040
Lancaster Office
Telephone: 01524 899850
Manchester Office
Telephone: 0161 265 0070
Lea Hough is a trading name of Lea Hough & Co LLP, which is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales under partnership number OC306054.
Registered Office: Oakshaw House, 2 Capricorn Park, Blakewater Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 5QR