Broadway Malyan has continued to strengthen its credentials in the education sector after being appointed to the framework for the UK’s largest group of independent girls’ schools.
The practice is one of six firms appointed to the architect’s panel for The Girls Day Schools Trust (GDST) framework, a charity which runs 24 schools and two academies across England and Wales.
The Trust was founded in 1872 and its schools – the majority of which are secondary schools with junior schools and sixth forms – have almost 20,000 pupils and 4,500 staff.
The Girls Day Schools Trust has a wide-ranging estate of more than 200 buildings ranging from new purpose-designed buildings to 18th Century Grade I listed mansions and the framework will cover a three year capital works programme including refurbishment and replacement projects, new builds and masterplanning with a possibility to extend for a further two years.
Ben Somner, the co-ordinating architect for Broadway Malyan, said: “The Girls Day Schools Trust is a hugely successful organisation with a strong pipeline of proposed projects so we are delighted to have been appointed to this prestigious framework.
“Our ability to deliver across a variety of projects and our strong geographical footprint with six studios across the UK were important factors in us securing this appointment and we look forward to working alongside GDST as it continues to thrive in the buoyant independent schools sector.”
Director Tim Brown, who leads Broadway Malyan’s education team, added: “Broadway Malyan has a dedicated team of education specialists who have a passion for creating inspiring and memorable environments in this constantly evolving sector.
“We have built up an impressive portfolio in the sector and are currently working on a range of diverse educational projects ranging from a UK agricultural college to a series of international schools in Asia and we are looking to use all that experience to bring innovation and creativity to this exciting opportunity.”