FHP are one of the most active firms in the Education sector and the “FHP Education” team has established itself as a market leading service to Universities, Sixth Form Colleges and Academies in England.
This niche market requires specialist knowledge and our team of surveyors have built up a strong reputation in providing detailed, well informed advice in a professional and timely manner.
FHP has once more been instructed to value the University of Nottingham’s entire property portfolio for account purposes. In addition, FHP are retained property advisors to Derby College, one of the largest sixth form colleges in England. This involves providing strategic advice to assist with the implementation of their property strategy.
Our client base is rapidly expanding, as more and more primary and secondary schools convert to Academy status. As part of this conversion, a Valuation of the school’s “land and buildings” for year end accounts is necessary.
This requires a full inspection and measurement survey of the school and its site — of paramount importance when undertaking this specialist Depreciated Replacement Cost (DRC) Valuation.
As part of this process, we are also able to provide a Reinstatement Cost Assessment (RCA) of the School building(s) for insurance purposes.
In addition, we can also provide Academies with a full strategic review of their property assets.
If you would like to know more about our services then please contact one of the members of the FHP Education Team.
Please see our testimonials to find out what our Academies think about our high levels of service.
“When working in a challenging and pressured environment, reliability and professionalism are the qualities we look for in any of our contracted services. Over the past few years, FHP have delivered on both of these requirements in every valuation project we have contracted. It is reassuring to know that we have a valuable service that we can trust.”
Steve Orton, Chief Finance Officer – Nova Education Trust
“I engaged Cameron Butler at FHP to conduct site valuations for schools joining Transform Trust. In 2016/7, 5 schools were surveyed and valuations obtained. In 2017/8, 2 further schools were surveyed and valued. In every case Cameron Butler attended the school and conducted the survey. He was flexible with the dates to accommodate each school and in all 7 cases, local school staff commented on the professionalism and courtesy of the surveyor.
At Trust Centre I received the completed reports within a week of the final survey being conducted, and these reports were used in the final audit evaluations without question.
Transform Trust had used other firms of surveyors previously. In our view, Cameron and FHP offer the balance of professional competence, speed of delivery and value for money.”
Steve Cox, CFO Transform Trust
“FHP Property Consultants were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. We used FHP Property Consultants to produce the Land and Building Valuations for all 7 schools within our Academy Trust. Through close liaison with the team we arranged all the site visits to be carried out in the school holidays or on inset days which minimised any disruption to the schools. The documents produced were of an exceptional quality and were produced and received in school in a very timely manner. The team were a pleasure to deal with and I would definitely recommend using FHP Property Consultants to any Academy needing a Land & Building Valuation.”
Chris Harris, Executive Finance Manager – DS Academy Trust
“Cameron Butler at FHP Property Consultants was recommended to me by a colleague in another local Academy. We required a depreciated replacement cost land and buildings valuation for our year end accounts at short notice. Cameron responded quickly and was able to provide the fast turn around required. Cameron understood exactly what was required and returned a high quality report on time. We have subsequently engaged Cameron again for the land and buildings valuation at a further school joining the Multi Academy Trust and again received a professional, prompt and first class service. I have no doubt as the Trust grows we will be commissioning Cameron again!”
Rachel Bailye, Chief Finance Officer – Staffordshire University Academies Trust
“I cannot praise highly enough the work of Cameron Butler and FHP Property Consultants. The School has recently converted to Academy status and Cameron’s assistance helped ensure the transition went quickly and smoothly. Cameron carried out a valuation survey at short notice and fortunately for us, his professional and efficient work ethic meant that the School received the appraisal within three days – a valient effort that was greatly appreciated. A big thank you to FHP and Cameron for all your help.”
Jason McGuinness, Facilities Manager, Burnage Media Arts College, Manchester (speaking about Cameron Butler)
“A big ‘thank you’ to Cameron Butler, for preparing the valuation of our land and buildings for our year-end accounts (our first as an Academy). He was more than willing to come out at the end of the school day, when pupils were off-site so that he could get around the site much more easily, and was very approachable and friendly but professional. He was aware that we were working to a tight time-scale and produced the report and valuation very promptly. I would certainly recommend him to other newly converted academies.”
Julie Dimaline, Business Manager, Old Basford School, Nottingham, speaking about Cameron Butler
“As the School Business Manager at The Hills Academy I would like to thank you for providing me with a competitive quotation and an exceptionally prompt visit to our premises to conduct the survey. To receive the report within a week was more than we could have hoped for. Thank you for a very professional service.”
Sarah Dickson, School Business Manager, The Hills Academy, Bedford, speaking about Cameron Butler
“We were a Multi School Academy Trust which includes 5 primary schools in Northampton. We were informed by our accountants that each school would need a Building & Land valuation to be included in our balance sheet for our first set of accounts. We were approached by several companies for the Land & Buildings valuation and the decision to use FHP was very easy due to their level of professionalism, flexibility, attention to detail and price. The process couldn’t have gone any smoother or efficiently and the paperwork was exactly as required by our accountants. I would have no hesitation in recommending FHP to any converted Academies requiring this service.”
Annie Sly, School Business Manager at Northampton Primary Multi-Academy Trust
“My experience with FHP for the valuation of ‘Land & Buildings’ on converting into an Academy was smooth right from approaching FHP to getting the valuation done. Adam Wilson of FHP talked me through the process and provided me with a clear understanding of what will be needed. FHP advised me about the types of valuation and their uses. We were also assured that the valuation would be as per the requirement of Accountants and Insurance. FHP also agreed to provide further help for any future clarification/service required with regards to valuation. The job was completed as scheduled and the report was very useful and complete. I will certainly recommend FHP.”
Sunil Ghandi, School Business Manager