Buckinghamshire College Group
PMc were originally appointed by Aylesbury College in 2017 to write the Estates Strategy to support the merger between Aylesbury College and Amersham and Wycombe College. Following the completion of the merger, the newly created Buckinghamshire College Group invited us back in 2018 to carry out a review of their sites as it had become increasingly clear that the two sites in the south of the county were not be best placed geographically to attract an increase in learners, and that they had some tired and outdated facilities that required substantial long term investment, and that neither were sufficiently attractive to enable the Group to increase its market share. We have subsequently developed the business case, secured funding through site sales and FECTF grant and worked with the design team to secure planning and produce tender documents for a £40m new build in High Wycombe Town Centre. We have also worked with the College to secure T Level funding for a range of transformational projects in Health, Early Year, Construction, Business and Digital to transform spaces at the Aylesbury campus from 2021 to 2023.