Education

Ridge has provided services to the education sector for many years. We understand the pressures and requirements of education establishments, within both the public and private sectors.

Our experience within the education sector stretches from primary schools through to further and higher education establishments. As a multidiscipline practice, our roles are wide and varied, from helping small pre-schools with replacing a roof, through to master planning and delivery of new schools and higher education facilities.

Our extraordinary depth of experience in this fast-moving market allows us to bring leading-edge thinking to every project. And, whilst we have supported a huge variety of projects, the one constant priority has been ensuring that, in everything we do, our work benefits the students and the teaching staff.

Our understanding of the needs of education clients, and the importance of stakeholder management, has led to Ridge being appointed to provide a dedicated team to the Department for Education to deliver a significant programme of new schools.

We provide extensive support to academies for CIF funding and the delivery of CIF funded projects, ranging from new windows and boilers through to expansion projects. Our understanding of the CIF funding process has enabled Ridge to help secure more than £30million worth of funding over the last three years.

We also have extensive experience in assisting with the strategic management of education estates. We understand the budgetary pressures and the need to prioritise capital expenditure. Our Building Surveyors and Engineers undertake frequent condition surveys and asset surveys, allowing us to prepare asset management plans and databases to assist with this critical requirement within the sector.

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Testimonials

Approachable, honest and good service. Good quality information and professional documents and personable staff. We chose Ridge as they provided a straight forward quality service, for a potentially difficult client.
David Anderson
Radley College
During all projects in which they have been involved, Ridge has been responsive and proactive, happy and competent to liaise direct with contractors on behalf of the University. They always show a good understanding of client requirements and attention to deadlines. We look forward to working with Ridge on future projects.
Mark Evans
Assistant Director – Estate Services, University of Worcester
Thank you for your ongoing support with COF bids and project management and your additional work in supporting strategic estates planning and due diligence of potential new member schools. Ridge is a preferred and key partner for the Shrewsbury Academies Trust in all these matters.
Geoff Pettengell
CEO / Executive Principal – Shrewsbury Academies Trust
I would like to thank you for the significant support you have given to the College. The financial rigour that Ridge has provided has been particularly helpful. I am very pleased that Ridge has so many services that we have been able to call upon.
Paul Fitzpatrick
Estates Director and Pastoral Coordinator – Oscott College