Paul Cayford

Certified Passivhaus Designer, Principal

Cayford Design


Paul’s exceptional skills as Client Adviser manifest in the transformation of education buildings. His mission is to facilitate the creation of future-proofed, inspiring, well-designed environments, which promote enhanced outcomes of well-being, creativity, productivity, environmental comfort and performance.


London Borough of Ealing – Client Design Adviser for the London Borough of Ealing’s £230million BSF programme.

Precedent schools:

Cardinal Wiseman – transforming a cramped existing city school.

Dormers Wells – promoting well-being and enhanced educational outcomes through inside-outside learning spaces.

“It has been an absolute delight working with you over the last months …. You have kept us calm and given real clarity to the process….” Maggy Aylott – Head Teacher, DWHS.

CABE – Enabler for LB Lambeth BSF Schools Programme, & other projects

BBC – Client Adviser, Design Manager, Masterplan designer for £1.5 billion redevelopment programme, including successful delivery of new digital broadcast centre, incorporated into the £250 million Media Village White City. Other projects included new centres for BBC Scotland, Leicester, Northern Ireland.

Home Office – Design Review Panel for new projects.

AWARDS – Key roles in five projects to be awarded RIBA NATIONAL AWARD:

1989 -M&S Financial Services HQ building, role: designer, Aukett

2005 – BBC Media Village, role: Client Adviser BBC

2008 – BBC Scotland, role: Masterplan Designer & briefing

2011 – Chiswick House Café – role: Client Design Adviser at briefing stage (English Heritage)

2012 – Central St Martins UAL – role: design brief, AMA


Tuesday 16 October

12.00 to 12.30

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To discuss your project with Paul at Education Estates please email using the address below.



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