Project management & consulting for the education sector

Across the UK education system, the goals of increased participation, choice and attainment must be met through improved collaboration. Add to this an increasing need for educational pathways to enable everyone to reach their potential – and budgets that are being squeezed harder than ever before.

CPC understands these stretching demands. We work in partnership with our education clients to help them achieve higher quality, better results and lower costs through a powerful package of capital project and broader consulting services.

Our capital project services include:

  • Property advice
  • Project, programme & portfolio management
  • Development management
  • Feasibility studies & investment appraisals
  • Procurement services
  • Design management
  • Commercial & cost management
  • Planning & statutory approvals
  • Contract administration

These services can help you deliver highly effective capital projects – from refurbishment to new-build and relocation programmes – to support transformed service provision.

In addition, we can help you execute operational programmes to achieve the best possible results. Our specialist consultants serve as trusted advisors, guiding change programmes and organisational transformation to ensure maximum effectiveness and minimum risk – often dealing with complex, sensitive issues.

Our business consulting services include:

  • Business cases, including the Five Case Model
  • Options identification & appraisals
  • Transition to new operating models
  • Engagement of young people
  • Benefits & social value realisation
  • Operational programme management

We can also facilitate partnerships between local education authorities, colleges, universities plus the third and private sectors - to satisfy your capital and operational needs of the present and future.

Track record
Our consultants have extensive project experience in the education sector. Recent projects have included work with the University of Oxford to establish a programme management office (PMO) and deliver new and refurbishment projects including a Big Data Institute.

We’ve developed business cases for Neath Port Talbot College and the RNIB for a £9 million centre for blind and partially-sighted students and a £40 million campus in the Port Talbot regeneration area.

We’ve helped drive 16 transformation programmes throughout Wales for the Welsh Government and the country’s local authorities, colleges and universities.

And for the University of Glasgow, we’ve delivered a £9 million residential scheme for 400 students.

To find out how we can help you achieve your goals, please get in touch.