We are the leading provider in our field in the UK education sector and our experience extends to billions of pounds of construction spend. Our extensive experience across the entire education sector embraces Grouped Priority Schools, Academies, PFI School programmes, Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programmes, Free Schools, Independent Schools and Primary Schools as well as Further Education Colleges and extensive work within the Higher Education sector.
“As ever, the HCD team have been very helpful and responsive during the project. Their up to date detailed knowledge of the new BB100 (Design for Fire Safety in Schools) has proved particularly useful.”
Caroline Mayes, Associate, Stride Treglown – £40m Bognor Regis Community College
HCD has gained extensive experience working on high profile projects within the schools sector, consulting on some of the most acclaimed and cutting-edge building designs of recent years.We contribute valuable expertise to the design process to the benefit of clients and stakeholders alike. The result has been the creation of inspirational, flexible learning environments.
Our involvement has included the introduction of the design guidance for fire safety in schools – BB100 – which is having a wide-ranging impact on all new projects. This complex Building Bulletin provides guidance on sprinkler systems, automatic fire alarms, means of escape, premises use and management and arson prevention. HCD has played a pivotal role in guiding our clients through the complexities of this code, delivering successful, safe solutions to their ultimate benefit.