Harnessing the power of property for the long term

Property plays a vital role in helping to make schools, colleges and universities sustainable and successful in the long term. Bidwells work with clients across the education sector to overcome operational, tactical and strategic challenges.

Whether you’re a university, Oxford or Cambridge college, or an independent or state-funded school or academy, we’ll help you to define, shape and achieve your aims. We understand the competitive nature of the education sector today. So we understand the importance of helping you to realise the value of your assets and advise on your options for investment, diversification, development and funding, making them an enabler of your objectives.

There’s a Bidwells team for every need. Our fund management specialists can help with your investment and development plans; our student accommodation team will support with your accommodation strategy, and our Valuation team can guide your academy development strategy.  Meanwhile, our planning division can help you with all planning matters, including heritage and conservation and with your educational needs assessments through to environmental impact assessmentsOur project management team have varied experience and come from architecture, surveying, M&E and cost management backgrounds - with extensive knowledge surrounding project governance. Our project managers are renowned for delivering complex, multiphase and award-winning projects.

Whichever Bidwells team you work with, you’ll find us experienced, insightful yet easy-going.

Some of the ways we help clients in the education sector:

  • Planning and managing operational and investment portfolios

  • Assessing land and property, as well as suggesting ways to get the most value from them

  • Enhancing or remodelling student accommodation

  • Advising on the best funding models to realise your development project

  • Helping with the planning process

  • Project managing construction

  • Optimising operational spend on property


Get in touch

Key Contacts

neil cole

Neil Cole

Partner, Project Management

andrew groves

Andrew Groves

Partner, Head of Capital Markets

steve handforth partner heritage

Steve Handforth

Partner, Heritage

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