A Bellrock Group Company

Stanley Hicks has worked in the education sector for over forty years and is a leading adviser across the UK. We specialise in providing advice on value, relocation, reconfiguration and extracting latent value for investment in new school facilities.

With the introduction of academies, free schools, grammar schools and the charitable status of independent establishments, the UK’s education sector has seen substantial reform and changing regulations in recent years. These changes along with government funding cuts are forcing schools to focus their attention on implementing effective estate management regimes which deliver operational efficiencies whilst also maximising the benefits derived from existing assets.

Over the past 15 years the business has advised, and been instrumental in numerous school developments. We identify development opportunities and work collaboratively with owners and adjoining landowners to de-risk development schemes. Our strategic approach to projects de-risks the schools position, the upfront costs, and deliverability of complex development projects, and we ensure the benefits of any project are first delivered to our clients while the developer takes on the financial and development risk of the development scheme.

Stanley Hicks work in partnership with Barker Associates LLP specialists in Condition Improvement Fund bid writing/applications. Contact us for further information.

Our work within the educational sector includes:

• Valuation
• Qualified Surveyor’s Reports in compliance with the Charities Regulations 1992 and The Charities Act 2011
• Academy Land and Building Collection Tool valuations
• Planning and development consultancy
• Strategic consultancy
• Transactional advice
• Lease advisory services
• Building consultancy services
• Facilities management
• Database management

To get a better view contact one of our Directors

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Unlocking Value

With school funding expected to be cut further in real terms, it is no surprise that Head Teachers and School Governors are feeling the pressure of unpopular spending cuts. Ask any school parent and they will say “Our children need more!”

Follow the link to read the full article in schoolsimprovement.net: Locking in land value and releasing capital.


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