Double honours for AtkinsRéalis at Education Estates Awards

AtkinsRéalis picking up the Consultancy of the Year title

AtkinsRéalis has celebrated double success at the Education Estates Awards 2023.

The company took the prestigious Consultancy of the Year title at the awards, which were held on October 17, as well as Project of the Year – Universities at the annual Department for Education event. 

The headline award recognised AtkinsRéalis’ outstanding work in the education sector, as well as excellence in leading multi-disciplinary teams to support the delivery of these award-winning educational facilities.

AtkinsRéalis has seen a period of unprecedented growth in 2023 across the education sector nationally, providing outstanding multi-disciplinary services for more than 600 education clients. 

Its Project and Programme Services division delivered 445 education projects during this period. 

This has led to the creation of 19,000 new student places, including 6,000 SEN places, and improving classroom conditions for more than 27,000 students and staff. 

Marcus Lyon, director national education sector lead AtkinsRéalis, said: “Working on such an amazing portfolio of education projects with our industry partners is a massive privilege. 

“I’m delighted and proud to see our team have been recognised for their excellent efforts in delivering success across the education sector. 

“To win the Consultancy of the Year award is a true testament to our commitment to drive high quality and innovative outcomes to help change the lives of thousands of young people through more sustainable and inspirational learning environments.”

AtkinsRéalis continues to support the UK central and local government, DFE and Salix to develop best practice and innovations improving delivery and operation, as well as responding to net zero challenges. 

The firm has undertaken more than 350 Net Zero Roadmaps creating investment and energy intervention strategies to help schools, colleges and universities achieve their targets.

As well as winning the Consultancy of the Year award,  the team’s project STEAMhouse was awarded Project of the Year – Universities. 

Birmingham City University’s innovation centre opened in October 2022 with the aim of encouraging the collaboration of the arts, science, technology, engineering and maths (STEAM) sectors. 

The AtkinsRéalis team has been at the centre of Birmingham City University’s capital investment over the last 16 years, leading on a suite of technical services for the university’s facilities investment.

AtkinsRéalis has a rich history in delivering an entire range of projects to the education sector. 

Over the last 18 months the firm has taken this to an even higher level with more than 40% growth, £75m fee value and £2.5bn of capital projects.

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