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Site Design and Improvements

Site Design and Improvements


We understand that well designed and managed sites can provide a stimulating environment for students’ development and learning, as well as attractive and healthy surroundings. They can also be a haven for wildlife and a valuable amenity for children, parents and the wider community.

We are able to offer an expert design and project management service that helps schools address site-based problems and enables the development of grounds to meet maximum potential. We have a long track record of undertaking new build and upgrade projects for schools, and are able to provide services that range from complete design and project management through to technical advice on a particular issue. We can offer initial site assessment and consultation, concept design and master-planning through to the design, procurement and contract management of projects.

We are able to engage/consult with key stakeholder groups within your school; staff, students, parents, governors to explore your requirements and engage in the design process. We are happy to provide you with a quote for fees after an initial assessment to discuss the scope of the work required.

"Redlands School would unreservedly recommend Via to any school considering any ground work" Acting Headteacher, Redlands Primary and Nursery School.

We work in collaboration with other County Council services to ensure you receive the most efficient and effective service.

This services includes:

  • Bespoke consultancy offering a range of services from one-off advice to full design and project management, including planning advice and applications
  • Site assessment services including drainage, topographical and utility surveying
  • Whole site master planning or the design of a specific area including:
    • Redesign of existing school grounds to incorporate features such as nature areas, and playground shading
    • Extension/creation of car parks, new and upgraded play facilities, multi-use games areas, fitness trails etc
    • Improvements to site security including perimeter security fencing
    • Design and creation of both informal and formal play areas

We also provide the ‘Whole School Site Strategy’, initially developed by Hampshire County Council, which supports your school in creating its own strategy to develop the site into the future. Using a series of supported workshops, survey, evaluation and design sessions, we work with the whole school community to create a vision and plan for the future that will act as a roadmap for project fundraising and delivery.

The initial site visit and preliminary assessment for this service are provided free of charge. Design and project management fees are then charged either on the basis of a fixed hourly rate or to an agreed ceiling, based on anticipated project value and complexity.

To buy this service, please use the link provided or contact our team to find out more information.

Site Design and Improvements Contact

Mike Elliot
0115 977 4282

More information

School brochure pages on this service [PDF 133KB]

Services For Schools

Full School Brochure

For information about all of the services we offer, please download the latest Services for Schools Brochure 2018.pdf [6.72MB]