Using surplus or not maintained land
Many schools have surplus land, sometimes inconveniently located and possibly not maintained. This land can often be under-utilised and infrequently used. However, land assets may have considerable value which could unlock the funding required to finance redevelopment.
BSfN has been built on experience and success and are well placed to provide advice and guidance throughout the entire process. Coming from a construction consultancy background BSfN has vast experience in working with the relevant authorities, agents, lawyers, architects, developers and contractors so schools can be confident that BSfN is working in their best interests at all times.
Disposing of school land is both complex and controversial. However BSfN has plenty of experience in successfully handling the entire process.
Land being developed does not always need to be owned by the school, as BSfN are sometimes able to take advantage of neighbouring developments if they are in the process of obtaining relevant planning consents. Kingsdown School is an example of this.
*Capital Funding for Schools Report by National Audit Office report for the Department of Education, 22nd Feb 2017 (page 10, paragraph 16)