Our Sectors


You could say Synergy is ‘marinated’ in construction projects for education. They have been a core part of our business for over 50 years and is a sector in which we are proud to be leaders. We understand how hard educational buildings need to work, in terms of both the learning environment and on a financial level. We take great pride in our projects and never lose focus on the brief, making certain that time, cost and quality are balanced accordingly. We are committed to a hands-on approach and offer a partner led service on all of our school projects. Many of our partners and senior staff are school governors and therefore have a detailed understanding of the pressures that schools face. We believe this working knowledge and experience enables us to see projects from a school perspective, allowing us first to understand and interpret the brief well and in turn deliver a project that truly meets the needs of the school and its pupils.



Synergy has significant experience in working with Academies and Trusts. We offer a partner led service that includes advice on maintenance and repair, space planning, alterations and extensions to their existing buildings as well as feasibility and design of new buildings.

Our Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers have advised more than 20 academies on the construction process between the local authority/PfS and framework contractors, aimed at protecting the academies interests and driving out the best value possible from the finite PfS ring-fenced funding.

Our multi-disciplinary practice means we offer our school clients a cohesive approach for all their building projects, and we always ensure a focus on practical and innovative solutions. We listen carefully to our clients brief and look to offer the best value for money whilst minimising disruption to the ‘day to day’ running of the school.

We have significant expertise in the preparation of funding bid applications for our Academies and we understand the importance of formulating robust and bespoke applications to ensure the best chance of securing funds for capital projects.

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Community and Voluntary aided schools

We understand the challenges for Headteachers of Community and Diocesan schools in that, as well as being experts in teaching and learning, they are also responsible for the repair, maintenance and development of the school and buildings. We have been fully supporting schools with their buildings for over 50 years, providing a variety of construction and property related services.

We provide an accessible and personal service to all of our clients, and focus on achieving the best educational environment for staff and pupils. We look to minimise disruption on any maintenance or construction work and ensure a fully working school is maintained.

Our projects range from window replacements and single classroom extensions through to the feasibility and design of complete new schools. We can also assist with condition and measured surveys, advice on repairs and maintenance, health and safety and fire inspections, space planning and quality/cost control and assurance.

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Further Education

Synergy’s expertise in the Further Education sector is extensive. We have been working with some of our university clients for over 20 years. We have an in-depth understanding of the unique pressures our Further Education clients face and offer a proactive comprehensive service which ultimately provides first class educational and research facilities giving students the very best environment to achieve their goals and ambitions.

Further Educational facilities are diverse and so are we. Synergy is a multi-disciplinary practice with over 50 years experience in this challenging sector. Our experience includes complex laboratories, student halls, lecture theatres and other support areas.

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Independent Schools

We have great knowledge and experience in working with the Independent school sector and have worked in this sector for many years and for nearly 100 Independent schools to date. The extensive skill that we have in this area means that our Independent school clients and their design teams benefit from a shorter learning curve, helping to deliver inspiring educational building projects that are on time and on budget.

We are passionate about offering our Independent school clients a partner led service that focuses on fostering strong proactive relationships. We are closely associated with The Independent Schools’ Bursars Association which further enhances our working knowledge in this sector.


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"Synergy Construction & Property Consultants were the School’s preferred quantity surveyors for our new project to build ‘state of the art’ learning facilities for the pre-prep department and an art, design and technology suite of classrooms all contained in a two storey building. The construction raised various challenges from the outset with the demolition of an existing building on the site and the requirement to blister on to existing classrooms without interruption. The design and materials that were to be used to produce an environmentally friendly building also gave the Quantity Surveyors some headaches to resolve. I am pleased to say that Synergy always managed to ensure their client was given a first class service and ensured that the costs were kept to budget."

Mark Smith, Bursar - Cheam School


"Synergy, Johnson and Partners listened to our needs and worked tirelessly to co-ordinate the design and building our new school.  Without their support, guidance  and expertise we would not have been able to undertake such a huge building project and we have really appreciated their professional approach."

Louise Fleming, Head teacher - St. Albert the Great Catholic Primary School


"In all matters relating to project management, budgeting, cost control and cost reporting, Synergy has consistently provided us with an impeccable service.  We have already commissioned them for further work and I have no hesitation in recommending their expertise to other potential clients."

Norman Patterson, Bursar - Luckley House School

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CIF Bids

Is your Academy thinking of submitting a CIF bid?

We can help. We have significant success working with Academies to prepare CIF bids, securing over £63.5 million funds to date.

With increasing competition and rising qualifying thresholds, obtaining the advice of a professional team with proven success is one way to make sure your application stands out and can significantly improve potential outcomes.

Our experience in preparing these applications has resulted in the development of an efficient and effective template, which is tailored to individual schools. This allows you to focus on the day job whilst at the same time increasing your chances of securing funding

We have supported our school clients with a variety of bids including:

Boiler Replacement; Safeguarding; Pipework; Electrical rewiring; Roof repairs and replacement; Asbestos Removal; Window Replacement; Expansion Projects; Fire Safety Works; Toilet Refurbishment; Cladding Replacement

So why choose Synergy?

♦  Long established consultancy with proven track record

♦  Experts in education

♦  Over £63.5 million secured so far

♦  Partner Led service

♦  In most cases, we will prepare your CIF bid for FREE

Contact us on enquiries@synergyllp.com to make an appointment with a member of our CIF team


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