Further Education (FE) colleges are going through the biggest change in many years.
We have seen material cuts to government funding, Area Reviews, mergers and takeovers, the introduction and withdrawal of restructuring facilities and even the introduction of a new act of parliament to manage college insolvency. Above all, colleges and the Government remain committed to supporting learners, but we are likely to see more change before the sector stabilises.
Many colleges are now looking to future proof their estate, investigating options to not only improve the environment for learners, but to use their assets to fill the financial gaps created. Estate strategies, mergers, consolidation, investment and disposals are key to ensuring a future-proofed estate.
Our expert knowledge in FE and the wider education sector sets us aside from the competition. Based in London with representation across our national office network, our team has the expertise to help you maximise the potential of your estate. Our clients include colleges and college groups, their banks and investors as well as government institutions. We provide a full service offering including valuation, building surveys and planned proactive maintenance to inform due diligence to planning and development, estate strategy, project management, purchase and disposal and business rates mitigation.