DPP has extensive experience in providing planning and heritage services for higher education, school, academy and nursery school projects throughout the country.

We have a strong record in the delivery of consents, particularly through the Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) and Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme.

On the PSBP programme, we have acted on behalf of a number of major Contractors. We project manage the consultant teams and work within the prescribed timescales and budgets. In Yorkshire, we successfully submitted seven applications within a six week timescale in accordance with the Education Funding Agency’s (EFA) requirements. The EFA subsequently confirmed that one of the reasons that the Contractor was successful was due to the strength of the team and its ability to deliver planning permission within a very tight timescale.

DPP are also currently acting for another Contractor on eight new schools across the Greater London area. Funded by the EFA through various procurement routes the projects will result in the redevelopment, rationalisation and refurbishment of academies, free schools and community colleges in various locations.

In regards to Further Education, DPP are advising UCLAN and a Cardiff University on their estate asset management. We are advising on long term property strategy; acting for the institutions through the development plan process; and securing the planning consents required to deliver new facilities. We are also inputting into their asset disposal strategy with a view to maximisation of the assets’ value.

Monkey Puzzle is amongst the top 10 childcare providers in the UK and have an ambitious growth strategy. DPP have been acting for Monkey Puzzle to deliver the necessary consents to enable them to nearly double in size by 2016.