Education Funding Agency
TLP was appointed as sub-consultant to the Free Schools Capital Programme being implemented by the Education Funding Agency. TLP worked on more than thirty free school projects as lead property agent, a role which entailed providing a range of property and consultancy services. Site and premises searches were undertaken, together with option appraisals, a valuation and financial appraisal to justify the basis of a potential acquisition, through to handling all negotiations with the vendor to agree terms of the acquisition, and Heads of Terms which formed the basis of future binding agreements.
One of the school projects was the Lighthouse Free School, a specialist independent school in Leeds for young people aged 11 – 19 with an autism spectrum condition. TLP successfully negotiated the acquisition of part of the former Cookridge Hospital in North Leeds, which is now being refurbished and due to open in June 2015.