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Higher Education

The degree of change

In the wake of the comprehensive spending review further education colleges and universities providing higher education are faced with a 25% reduction in the further education budget by 2014-2015. This, combined with the threat of new immigration limits reducing the flow of international higher education students coming to the UK, presents a real test for colleges and universities.

The upkeep and maintenance of higher education buildings is likely to be brought into sharp focus to establish whether reductions and efficiency savings can be made to assist in the reducing the overheads in response to the reduction in the further education budget.

Watts’ work in the higher education sector

Watts has a specialist education team which has led, reviewed, managed and supported numerous higher education programmes and projects. By working in partnership with our higher education clients, we have been able to both inform and transform the way that services are delivered to their customers, and achieving a cost efficient solution.

The team comprises building surveyors, project managers and cost consultants and operates throughout our network of offices.

Our comprehensive experience across all of the following aspects of the higher education estate life cycle enables Watts to provide an unrivalled service to this sector.

  • Property acquisition
  • Refurbishment
  • Defect analysis
  • Planned maintenance
  • Space planning
  • Sustainability
  • Redevelopment

For more information contact Tom Kibblewhite:
T: 0161 831 6180

John Princes Street
Client: John Princes Street
Office: London
Cost: N/A

St George's University of London
Client: St George's University of London
Office: London
Cost: £15 million

University of Bristol
Client: University of Bristol
Office: Bristol
Cost: N/A

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