Experts in property for education

We provide a range of property consultancy services to both public and private organisations in the education sector – from higher education and further education providers, schools, academies and nurseries, to affiliated commercial ventures and developers.

We advise on everything from masterplanning and strategic education estate planning, to the maintenance of existing estates, the valuation of education estates / buildings, and the acquisition and disposal of potential development land or buildings.

With many of our senior partners active Governors or Trustees of state and independent education establishments, we also have an in-depth understanding of how to be a critical friend to senior leadership teams, adding value which goes beyond property expertise.



nurseries, schools, colleges or FE providers institutions supported


worth of cumulative projects advised on

5 million sq ft

of education buildings advised on in the last 5 years

Vail Williams were a very responsive and supportive partner during the property transaction. Russell frequently checked in to ensure that the work was progressing as hoped. I am very happy to recommend.

Julie Currin, Chief Operating Officer, AECC University College.

Our expertise includes:
  • Acquisition and disposal of education assets
  • Building surveying
  • Development land/property consultancy and agency
  • Facilities management
  • Planning consultancy services, including economic assessments
  • Pre-acquisition due diligence
  • Project management of maintenance and alterations works
  • Project monitoring
  • Property asset management
  • Valuation of all asset classes, including Charities Act compliant reports
  • Lease advisory – optimisation and management of leasehold estates, including rent review, lease renewal and lease restructuring.

“Vail Williams was a great asset to the project team and their involvement was essential to the smooth running of this complex planning process. Their local knowledge and responsiveness enabled challenges to be resolved quickly, constantly thinking with a business mind and looking ahead to ensure that the strategy does not have future implications.”

Faithful + Gould.

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Whether you’re an educational institution, local authority or developer, our team of industrial property experts have your education property needs covered.