WSP has been in the education sector for over 25 years and has become a recognised name in the industry, developing skills and a wide array of consultancy services as we help to create inspirational education environments in many different parts of the world.
We understand the impact that good design has on learners and practitioners by stimulating and encouraging active learning. We believe in providing sustainable schools that meet the varying requirements of the curriculum both now and in the future as education continues to evolve and be impacted by the rapid advances in digital technology and political and sociological change.
We believe that well designed infrastructure shaped by an understanding of the educational requirements can make a significant impact on learning outcomes. This can have a positive impact within all aspects of the education sector from the emerging free schools and new providers to the maintained schools sector through to established Higher Education establishments.
Why we’re different
We don’t just design, we design with learning in mind. Our educational specialists give us a clear insight into current and future pedagogical trends, our engineers design comfortable and functional learning spaces considering light, ventilation and acoustics, and look to deliver cost effective structural solutions in both remodelled and new buildings, whilst our transportation specialists develop safe and healthy ways of getting children to school whilst reducing traffic congestion and pollution.
Our specialist consultants design buildings that are healthy, safe, sustainable and fully functional, incorporating society’s needs for low energy low carbon facilities whilst maintaining the flexibility of use for students, teachers and the community at large.
We are continually testing and challenging our knowledge to develop the very best solutions. This is what informs our approach and sets us apart.
What WSP can Offer
Good learning environment design relies on effective partnership between educators, the communities they serve and a wide range of technical experts. Working across all areas of education across the UK, we contribute to the creation of world-class learning environments achieving high quality design through the combination of:
- A thorough understanding of the outcomes resulting from design of the facilities across all aspects of a project.
- A clear and focused operational vision of learning and teaching delivery
- A concise, comprehensive brief describing the required functionality of spaces and their ICT resources;
- Experienced Designers with a deep understanding of the technical possibilities;
- Integrators able to align the various disciplines together creating holistic solutions; and
- Implementers who can coach and develop people to adopt new practices and technologies and exploit the potential of change.
WSP works in Education with the full spectrum of clients including schools, parent groups, local authorities, academies and universities as well as contractors, funders, local education partnerships and government agencies.