We were commissioned by NewVIc to help them identify a number of potential relocation sites in and around the borough of Newham, east London (commenced at prior employment, Urban Delivery).
NewViC is a large College currently operating from a single, low-rise campus in Plaistow. The current campus comprises a number of buildings of varying age and condition and is very poorly located in terms of public transport accessibility and the forecast pattern of learner growth in the area.
Our brief was to help the College identify suitable relocation sites likely to come onto the market or already being marketed that met a number of specific requirements such as public transport accessibility and public prominence. We rapidly identified a long-list of sites and worked with the College to appraise these and draw-up a short-list. Following this we entered into exploratory discussions with relevant freeholders / leaseholders to establish the broad feasibility of working with the College.
Review of College Estate Strategy and background documents
Preparation of site search criteria to reflect the objectives of the College
Site search across Newham
Identification and appraisal of a long-list of potential relocation sites
Strategic appraisal of a short-list of potential relocation sites
Consultation with stakeholders and landowners / long-leaseholders of potential relocation sites
Inputs to potential relocation heads of terms
Short-list of realistic relocation sites
Established dialogue with landowners of potential relocation sites