Preserving & Refurbishing Academic Institutions

Few buildings shape us more than universities, schools and colleges. In our formative years, our senses are heightened by our environment, having a profound effect on our ability to engage and excel.

Our management team will made recommendations on upgrading, refurbishing and extending the internal spaces as well as updating the building services. In terms of restoration (external or internal) our modern interventions are extremely discreet, so as not to distract from the character of the existing building.

USL are experienced in working in occupied spaces, necessitating careful planning to facilitate the smooth running of schools and the continued welcome to visitors.  We have worked at a number of prestigious institutions including; Eton College, Dover College, St Mary's Colchester, St James Boy's School Ashford, and Chigwell School.

Working to the highest standards of safety is critical in these environments, all our staff working on education projects are DBS checked and safe methods of working are high on the agenda.

Our services for education buildings:

  • Full building cleaning, façade repair and protective coatings
  • Specialist access solutions: abseiling, cradles, tower hoist, MEWPS and scaffolding
  • Masonry, concrete, brick façade restoration and repairs
  • Structural masonry ties and façade stabilisation
  • Cleaning, restoration and inspection
  • Restoration and protection of curtain walling
  • Repairs to glazing and windows
  • Roof repairs and roof replacement
  • Metal and leadwork
  • Window and glazing restoration
  • Refurbishment of classrooms & WC facilities
  • Student accommodations
  • New build construction of classroom blocks
  • Expansion & conversion projects


Our knowledge and experience of the construction process, and many developments working with existing buildings for conversion and refurbishments, means that we can tailor highly cost effective, expansion projects for schools. Bringing facilities up to date, expanding them to accommodate new pupils or converting rooms or buildings to a new purpose, we provide a complete service to schools, academies and universities.

By engaging and collaborating with Governors, Head teachers, staff, students and parents by understanding their needs and requirements,  we are able to offer a personalised service that allows us the enviable reputation of being chosen as a preferred contractor for by many educational bodies.


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