Assisting both central and local government improve the quality of the UK education estate by delivering fit-for-purpose buildings, which are conducive to first class education delivery and raising pupils’ attainment.

Central Government

TLP provide expertise to assist the delivery of multi-billion pound UK Education programmes, which aim to improve the quality of the UK’s education estate, with the key outcome being to create enough fit-for-purpose school places to meet the needs of all children.

We have been involved in major programmes including:

  • Building Schools for the Future
  • Free Schools
  • University Technical Colleges

TLP has been involved in nearly 100 Free School Projects and we specialise in sourcing and securing site solutions for the Free Schools Programme as well as the UTC and Studio Schools Programme. We have a vast amount of experience in finding property for Free Schools and also advising on the Capital aspects of Free School projects.


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Local Government

TLP provides consultancy services to assist local authorities develop and implement a strategic approach to the delivery of new schools, which responds to the following challenges:

  • The need to address increasing “basic need” for additional school places
  • Financing the delivery of capital expenditure despite the impact of wider funding cutbacks
  • Fulfilling the statutory responsibility for local place planning, by ensuring new Academy Trust/ Free School schools are established in areas where need is highest

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Our Approach

TLP has a track record of developing strategies for delivering a longer-term approach to capital investment in the educational estate that seeks to:

Key Outcomes

We have a wealth of experience in working within the education sector, and are always happy to meet up to discuss specific challenges facing local authorities and how we can assist. Key outcomes of our approach include:

Recent Projects