Wilson Stuart Special School Birmingham

Ridge has extensive experience working with a range of academies and colleges in helping them secure Condition Improvement Funding for their estates. We also provide a full range of construction consultancy services to establish estate improvement strategies, along with successful delivery management of associated buildings and site improvement projects.

Wilson Stuart Academy provides education for pupils aged 2 to 19 with physical disabilities or complex and profound medical needs.

Ridge has provided fund assistance and management over the last four years to help Wilson Stuart Academy weathertight their buildings, improve their safeguarding, rationalise and expand their key educational spaces, and improve the function and environment in which they operate.

Ridge initially conducted a combined process of specialist investigations, client consultation/workshops, and statutory considerations. The aim was to develop proposals that not only delivered the condition improvements and space expansion required within the funding available, but also optimised layouts to provide integration of specialist education and NHS functions. Everything was delivered to a practical programme that minimised operational disruption within the constraints of the school’s timetable.

  • £0.75 million

    Phase 1

  • £0.85 million

    Phase 2

  • £0.73 million

    Phase 3

Ridge helped us obtain the facilities we required with projects delivered to deadlines and we were well-supported when we encountered problems. The Ridge team learned to understand our particular needs, providing a supportive working relationship and working hard to achieve the outcomes we needed.

Head Teacher

Wilson Stuart Special School

Ridge successfully achieved CIF funding on a wide range of projects including extensive roof and window replacement schemes, asbestos, safeguarding and drainage improvement works, and significant classroom and key teaching facilities refurbishment, replacement and extension projects of individual value £100,000 to £2 million.

We retain an excellent relationship with many of our clients, enabling us to successfully obtain repeat capital funding for them, and significantly contribute to the reduction, and more effective planning, of their long-term maintenance operating expenditure.