Over the years, we have provided services to design, expand and enhance a variety of places of education for local authorities, government departments and higher educational establishments.

We understand the value of modern and inspirational designs in learning environments. Our impressive portfolio includes bespoke work on schools, colleges, universities, research and development facilities, science laboratories, student residences, as well as community amenities such as performing arts spaces, sports facilities, museums, training centres and libraries. We pride ourselves on our well-documented ability to tailor our services and designs to meet each customer’s needs, without sacrificing our core values.

Innovative designs fuel innovative learning
As education at all levels continues to integrate ever-changing technology, ensuring that institutions have the potential to incorporate such technologies, as and when they are introduced, is essential to modern learning. Designing and creating buildings with the aim of enriching the educational experience for students and supporting sound educational practices ensures that children and adults alike are learning in optimal conditions. We like to think that intelligent design helps to mould intelligent pupils.

Environmental and economic concerns
Sustainability is no longer simply a buzzword – it has become a core element of our industry. Each element within our designs is carefully considered in regard to its environmental, as well as its financial, impact. Striking a balance between environmental concerns and budget is one of our primary focuses. In accomplishing this goal, we focus on individual aspects of the project life cycle, from analysis to facilities management, in order to provide an excellent and holistic end-product. We also give special attention to a range of other areas of the project life cycle, including planning, engineering design, value management, modelling, as well as environmental and transport strategies.

Our experience in projects within the education sector sets us apart from our competitors, as does our dedication to creating environments in which students of all ages can thrive.

Related Projects

  • Unity College, Lancashire BSF

    Unity College is a new full facility college on behalf of Lancashire County Council and Bovis Lend Lease.

  • Port Glasgow Shared Campus

    Students at Port Glasgow Shared Campus (PGSC) are benefitting from the creation of a £40m state-of-the-art building.

  • Tameside Schools

    Waterman were employed by Carillion PLC on this £50m BSF scheme, which comprised of four new secondary schools for Tameside LEP.

  • Hackney Technology and Learning Centre

    Waterman was appointed to produce a performance design package by Rotch Properties for the multi-purpose, award-winning development for the local council.

  • Stratford Academy

    As part of the Government’s Priority Schools Building Programme, Stratford Academy is currently undergoing a major redevelopment.

  • Harris Academy

    Waterman are redeveloping Harris Academy as part of the EFA funded Priority School Building Programme, London Batch 1.

  • New Charter Academy

    New academy for Tameside LEP accommodating over 1800 pupils and staff together with a new Special Educational Needs school for 100 pupils and staff, co-located on the same site.

  • Manchester Metropolitan University Student Union

    New £8m Student Union for Manchester Metropolitan University accommodating a café bar, events hall, shop, offices, and fitness studio.

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