Since 1997 MEA has actively worked with several schools and colleges delivering land disposal solutions to fund redevelopment of education facilities.
In 2009, MEA delivered the largest, and at the time, unique in England, self-funded redevelopment of a school in Marlborough, Wiltshire. This project comprised a £23m land sale and the construction of a 12,500m2 replacement secondary school.
Following this successful project, and in response to the 2010 scrapping of the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) scheme, Building Schools for Nothing was established. BSfN now works with schools, academy trusts and multi-academy trusts advising on and delivering self-funded redevelopment projects. Since its formation in 2010, BSfN has been involved with school redevelopment projects worth in excess of £100m.
BSfN still works in collaboration with MEA and, in some instances, MEA will deliver the strategy which is put in place by BSfN.
BSfN is led by Directors Mark Saint & Mike O’Hanlon who, between them, have over 60 years’ experience of construction developments within the education sector.