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Just some of the people we have had the pleasure to work with

“Scott Brownrigg worked with BSfN on the replacement of the former Rydens Enterprise School and, without their strategy, over 1000 children in Surrey would still be being taught in dilapidated and inadequate buildings. In these times of funding difficulties within education, Three Rivers Academy is a rare example of a new state school building procured outside the Education Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) Contractor Framework.  The new school has been funded by the sale of surplus land for residential development, which was a result of implementing the BSfN model and required some very sensitive handling to negotiate through the new and complex legislation and rules governing projects such as this”

Michael Olliff, Managing Director,  Scott Brownrigg

Scott Brownrigg is an award-winning international design practice providing architecture, masterplanning, urban design, interior design and town planning services.

“And finally, massive thanks and most of the credit to Mark at BSfN, who continues to work night and day on our behalf and seems to have an infinite capacity to soak up pressure and respond with energy and creativity to whatever obstacle is thrown in his path. He gave us the expertise, the masterplan, and the confidence to go for it. His skill and energy, and his stubborn refusal to be daunted by any challenge have brought us to the threshold of delivering a new school for future generations of Elmbridge children.”

Ian Mackenzie, Bursar (Retired), Rydens Enterprise School, Hersham (now known as Three Rivers Academy)

“The British education sector is key to the long-term success of our economy and it is an important export to the rest of the world. We are privileged to work with BSfN on supporting schools during this time of great change, innovation and opportunity arising from government policy and financial pressures. Mark Saint has been instrumental in his role of bringing the relevant professional advisers together in order to get the best result for the client.”

Steven McGuigan, Partner, Veale Wasbrough Vizards

Understanding the complex interplay of education law and best practice offering experienced education lawyers who are always on hand to give practical legal solutions.

“Working with BSfN to create Three Rivers Academy was a particularly creative and meaningful process for Arup’s engineering team. BSfN’s commitment to delivering educational facilities of the highest quality matches Arup’s overriding goal to contribute to improving people’s lives through a better built environment.”

Mike Cribb, Associate Director, Arup

A global professional services firm with a focus on the built environment. Owned in trust, Arup employs designers, planners, engineers, consultants and a wide range of technical specialists.

“We have been following the innovative work undertaken by BSfN.  It is our goal to work with BSFN to bring this success to suitable schools across the North West.”

Catherine Mulley, Director, Pozzoni – Personal Architecture. Positive Impact

We create bespoke, considered architecture that has a positive impact in society. We work across Living, Education, Leisure and Commercial, providing our clients with a uniquely personalised service. Our ethos remains the same as it was when we were established in 1984. We believe in working in partnership with our clients to deliver architecture that enhances quality of life and wellbeing. We develop award-winning buildings from our offices in Manchester and London.

“At Stride Treglown we have been very impressed with the work undertaken by BSfN to date.  The unique service and success of the BSfN model can make a huge difference to the education and lives of many students and teachers.  We are looking forward to working together on future projects.”

Caroline Mayes, Director, Stride Treglown

An employee-owned practice of architects, interior designers, town planners, masterplanners, urban designers, building surveyors and BIM specialists.


“As planning consultants, it is always a pleasure to work with experts in the field and BSfN are no exception. As consultants, their experience and expertise in the redevelopment of school sites for educational benefit is second to none. The leadership and support they provide to both schools and project teams makes them ideal to work with.”

Kris Mitra, Director, Genesis Town Planning

Offer a broad range of expertise at all levels of town planning with key skills in negotiating planning applications to a successful conclusion.

“As educationalists, we have really enjoyed working with BSfN on an award winning project and also witnessing first hand BSfN’s redevelopment strategies on other schemes being successfully implemented to benefit thousands of school children, teachers and support staff”.

Gareth Long, The Learning Crowd

The-learning-crowd ( t-l-c ) brings together an extremely experienced group of educationalists, whose combined skills have been gained through working, both individually and together, throughout the UK and in many countries around the world. Together we have been supporting the effective design of new school  buildings and ICT visioning projects from an education perspective for many years.

“Our education team are deeply committed to supporting schools’ legal interests. We have an excellent working relationship with BSfN. They fully understand the opportunities and challenges that schools face when delivering construction projects funded from land disposals.”

Stephen Ravenscroft, Partner, Stone King

Recognised as a leading firm for education law in the UK providing accessible, independent and committed legal advice to over 1,000 education establishments.

Read our case studies

Here’s a selection of case studies of schools who have benefited from our work:

Three Rivers Academy, Hersham

St Johns School, Wiltshire

Kingsdown School in Swindon

Epsom & Ewell High School