Building Projects

Stead & Co. are a specialist education consultancy.  We have extensive experience of working with schools to extend and reconfigure their existing buildings to create new spaces that help to deliver effective teaching and learning environments.  We have also developed with schools 5 year Asset Management Plans that help schools manage their capital budgets in relation to priority works.  

We frequently deliver design workshops with schools and local authorities.  We feel passionately that by involving the users of buildings with the design of their learning spaces, there is a greater respect for the final product.  Whether this is a refurbishment of pupil WCs, staff accommodation or outdoor shelters, we feel that involvement of the wider school creates long-lasting results.  In particular, we can work with you to develop workshops that complement your curriculum.  We can bring in other specialists such as engineers, artists and craftspeople if required.

Teaching & Consultancy

Our Director, Stefanie Stead, is on the teaching staff of York College, working with the college’s construction team, to teach their highly successful HNC Construction.  She was brought in by the college to teach the students, who have broadly come from Contracting backgrounds, the fundamentals in architectural design and planning issues.

She is also currently working with the Construction Industry Council, the Baroness Warsi Foundation and Local Authorities to deliver a programme of learning initiatives and careers events that aims to increase greater diversity in the construction industry.

I have worked with Stefanie on educational projects and have witnessed first hand her enthusiasm, dedication and creativity in approaching the task in hand. I was lucky to work with her! – Hannah Cooper, Arc