Higher Education

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Our wealth of experience in the higher education sector allows AA Projects to offer university clients a range of bespoke services on projects ranging from minor capital projects, through to major new build projects and strategic estate planning. We can advise on key aspects of estates planning including disposals and acquisitions.

Our strategic property management expertise provides clients with the necessary knowledge and understanding to develop their key priorities for campus transformation and assist with developing curriculum organisation, space utilisation and assist clients with their total funding envelope for projects.

With the need to compete for students and demonstrate a high standard for the student experience, most universities are maintaining a high level of investment in their estate to improve general teaching and academic building stock, refurbish living accommodation and enhance public realm spaces.

Our teams have assisted university clients with a wide range of services to support their strategic property objectives from estate optimisation and rationalisation to campus wide audits including DDA, health and safety and building surveys. We have also been involved in the delivery of some of the most significant capital projects in the sector that have provided high quality teaching, learning and research accommodation and have also exceeded the sustainability and energy reduction targets set by the funding bodies.

We recognise that our clients face a range of competing priorities that require them to react at short notice to meet the needs of departments or academics whilst still maintaining lean and cost efficient in-house estates teams. Our staff are sufficiently flexible and skilled to enable them to work within client organisations to support capital planning and project delivery as short or long term additional resource to provide support through peak work periods.

Our team have delivered all aspects of higher education accommodation over recent years including:

  • Science laboratories and bioscience research facilities
  • Student living accommodation
  • Student support facilities
  • Catering and refectory accommodation
  • Library and drop-in IT accommodation
  • General teaching and staff office accommodation
  • Medicine/dentistry/nursing
  • Engineering and workshops
  • Other specialist departments (music/arts/performancing arts)
  • Car parking and infrastructure
  • Leisure facilities and outdoor spaces

Our teams at AA Projects are able to provide advice and expertise in: