Chawton Hill: Success in delivering Education projects.

education projects

Chawton Hill is 20 years old next year! Whilst the business has expanded into other sectors, notably, the Make Ready concept for England’s Ambulance Trusts, Education projects have been central to our growth but what makes us so successful in delivering school building projects? Education projects We have carried out over 150 major school building projects and worked with over … Read More

CIF Funding – three tips for success

CIF funding

The Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) open a CIF funding bidding round every year under which qualifying academies, multi-academy trusts and sixth form colleges can apply for capital funding. ESFA announced recently that they will be providing an additional £182m for Condition Improvement Funding 2020 to 2021 projects. This will fund a further 580 projects at 548 academies, sixth-form … Read More

Competitive building costs

CIF Bid pricing, cif funding

Accurate & competitive CIF Bid costings are essential if an academy, sixth-form college or eligible school is going to be successful in securing, for example, CIF funding. Even if the CIF bid is ultimately unsuccessful, the process of preparing an accurate tender pack & receiving competitive building costs can often help in budgeting for the works in the future. We … Read More

Public Consultation

Public consultation sessions

As with all our building projects, consultation with local residents, end users and key stakeholders so they can provide their views and feedback on a proposal, is always a central part in refining the final project. We’ve carried out numerous events, whether to gather feedback from local residents on a school extension or end users’ thoughts on a multi-million pound … Read More

Meadow Primary opens new school reception area

Meadow Primary new school reception area

Meadow Primary school had been living with a traditional and slightly gloomy school reception and were looking for a modern, more welcoming new school reception area design that made better use of the available space and light. Having worked with the school before, Chawton Hill were engaged as Principle Designers and Contract Administrators to deliver the best possible design solution, … Read More

Top Tips for a Successful Exhibition

Chawton Hill Chartered Surveyors ISBA 2017 Stand - Dave Edwards and Steve Holmes successful exhibition

We thought it would be useful to pull together our tips for a successful exhibition following our attendance at this year’s Independent Schools’ Bursars Association (ISBA) conference in Manchester. The 2017 ISBA conference has been our most successful to date, so it’s good practice to review our approach and see what worked well and where we can improve. Firstly it’s … Read More

ISBA Conference 2017

ISBA Conference in Manchester, education facilities

Education is one of our core business sectors and with the annual ISBA conference  just a few weeks away we have been reviewing our current school projects in time for the conference. As with last years conference, the Chawton Hill team will be demonstrating our 16+ years expertise in; obtaining planning permissions for school buildings, particularly in Greenbelt areas working with … Read More

New NESCOT parking facilities

NESCOT parking and main entrance

Our latest NESCOT project to receive Epsom & Ewell Borough Council approval is the re-development of the site’s parking facilities & main entrance. As the first impression for new visitors & returning students, this phase really helps to finish off the collage’s £ multi million redevelopment plans. Our relationship with NESCOT goes back nearly fifteen years. In that time we … Read More

Education Facilities

Exceptional Education Facilities in Surrey by Chawton Hill Chartered Surveyors

We have been helping education facilities in & around Surrey since the very start of Chawton Hill, nearly 15 years ago. Our experience extends to Independent Schools, Foundation Schools and Academies. We are active members of the Independent School’s Bursars Association annual conference, the next of which is being held at the Manchester Central Convention Complex between 17 – 18 May … Read More

5 tips for education facilities

5 tips for education facilities 5 tips for education facilities Box Hill School - Education sector

5 tips for education facilities – we are often asked what makes our our approach to delivering education facilities so successful? We know from HEAD research by Professor Peter Barrett that great school design helps improve classroom learning by up to 16%, something we discussed in this recent post. However how do we at Chawton Hill deliver exceptional education facilities? 1. … Read More

School Design Improves Learning

School Design Improves Learning

A school design that’s full of natural light, has good air quality, good acoustics, comfortable temperature control and enough space to allow for a range of activities will have a positive outcome on student’s results. However policy can often emphasise quantitative evidence over qualitative, so it was good to find a piece of research conducted by Professor Peter Barrett entitled, … Read More