Strategies to Create an Efficient Estate

19 Oct 2022
Estates & Facilities Management Stage

Reviewing a campus to create an efficient model - John Ridgett, Associate Director, Atkins

Capital City College Group (CCCG) is London’s largest further education college group, providing exceptional education and training for students, business clients and other stakeholders. The group comprises the Westminster Kingsway College (WKC); City and Islington College (CANDI); and the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) with an estate comprising of nearly 100,000 square metres across ten sites/campuses.

The talk would focus first on providing an overview of how the estates strategy was developed by Peter Marsh Consulting (PMc) and the subsequent masterplan by Atkins and MCMa. The estates strategy examined the condition and size of the estate; reviewed the current and future spaces needs and considered options to ‘right size’ the estate to create a more efficient campus, reduce operating costs and generate a future revenue stream from surplus assets.
Next the talk would look at how the masterplan subsequently gave physical form to the strategy looking to address specific site opportunities and constraints as well as an overall common CCCG approach.

The study was a collaboration of PMc, Atkins and MCMa and included the use of GIS analysis by Atkins R+I team to support the identification of site opportunities.
The talk will be of particular interest to larger FE College Groups in how to structure a review of their estate post mergers.

Five ideas to change your world - Will Attlee, Associate Director - Development, LocatED

Since 2017, LocatED and the Department for Education have worked together to establish how the education estate could contribute to the cross-Government aim of increasing the delivery of housing in England, while unlocking the latent value in school land to release capital for reinvestment in the education estate. This talk will explore five key ideas that can help unlock potential in educational assets and create an efficient estate, including the delivery of housing on surplus school land, green initiatives and building up.


Michael Lea, Head of Planning - Capital Directorate - Department for Education
John Ridgett, Associate Director - Atkins Limited
Jennifer Singer, Capital Programme Design Advice Lead – schools and colleges - Department for Education
Will Attlee, Associate Director of Development - LocatED



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