J4 Projects is delighted to be working with the Constellation Group, supporting Independent Schools and organisations as they aim to maximise their estates. Constellation Group offers a broad spectrum of consultancy and services to help schools achieve education goals and realise focused projects. Managing Director and Founder of CG John Milne says “Schools are needing to think creatively and commercially to build for the future and to serve the next generation. Balancing to maintain a functioning estate against the need to compete to provide first-class facilities to attract students is a major challenge. This is all before trying to understand the full potential of the estate. Understandably a daunting prospect for many. In response to the growing demand from our clients to support them, Constellation Group has partnered with J4 Projects”.
The J4 team have a successful track record delivering a varied range of educational capital projects. This experience ranges from minor remodelling of spaces through to major complex refurbishments in excess of £25M. Our experience of working alongside a variety of educational organisations and estate owners over the past 10 years, such as the University of Bristol, Prior Park College, Bath & North East Somerset Council and the BBC, provides us with a wealth of knowledge in delivering innovative solutions with exceptional outcomes.
Case Study: New Sporting Centre of Excellence, Prior Park College. Simon Pitura of J4 Projects delivered this new build sports centre which is in a very sensitive landscaped setting; an area of outstanding natural beauty, set within a Conservation Area, world heritage site and green belt within the city of Bath. This development has created an additional revenue stream for the school whilst providing a hub for the local community to
come together. Thus, making the school a focal point within the local economy.
Our vision is to ensure our clients estates are working hard for them throughout the year. This could be through releasing capital from the estate by unlocking development opportunities or leading refurbishment works to existing buildings to transform spaces to work flexibly. Working alongside the Constellation Group, our service provides a 360-degree review of estates to ensure accurate performance data is available to strategically plan the for the future.
Images credit to Buttress Architects.
Link to Constellation Group website: https://www.constellationgroup.co.uk/services/support-for-schools/