Learning by Doing

McAvoy is widely acknowledged as a UK and Ireland go-to provider for semi-permanent and permanent education accommodation. In the last 5 years we have delivered more than 20,000 new school places, utilising fast-track, offsite techniques to reduce lead times by up to half and helping educational planners meet the increasing demand for new schools, extensions and classrooms across the UK and Ireland.

“It is remarkable what can be achieved with offsite construction in just a few months. This is an impressive school building and the McAvoy team worked hard to meet our needs. Having the library in the heart of the school has worked really well, creating additional areas for small group learning. Offsite construction is a great solution for new school buildings.”
Nick Budge
Head Teacher, Ramsgate Arts Primary School

What We Do

We understand how important it is to create buildings that inspire the next generation to reach their potential - buildings which are also an invaluable community resource.

Our dedicated education teams work collaboratively with schools, LEAs, colleges, and universities to help deliver their vision, within budget constraints and to the most challenging programmes. McAvoy offers a complete range of ‘best in class’ modular solutions for education. Our expertise includes complete schools, standalone classrooms, and seamless extensions to existing buildings for:

  • Primary schools
  • Secondary education
  • Free schools
  • Special educational needs (SEN)
  • Sixth form centres
  • Colleges
  • Universities

SmartClass Range

Our SmartClass modular building options are ideal for classrooms, classroom blocks, nurseries, or admin buildings.

They have been meticulously designed and created for   the education sector – and can be configured to meet the requirements of the ever-evolving education sector in terms of whole-life costs, sustainability, flexibility, and overall quality.

Our SmartClass range, which incorporates the very latest in technology-led design, boasts superior thermal performance, enhanced air tightness and U values that exceed current performance requirements. With a 90-minute plus fire rating floor to floor and a 60-minute plus fire rating inside to outside, complemented by A2 non-combustible cladding, insulation, and roofing, every SmartClass building is industry-leading and offers a stackable configuration of up to three storeys. For added design versatility they come in three compatible and interchangeable module sizes.

QSpace Range

QSpace provides an immediate solution for those who need additional space fast.

QSpace comes in 3 different module sizes that can be installed and ready to use in just one day.

QSpace is ideal for meeting immediate needs, for example, to cope with classroom shortages without having to make large capital investment.

The adaptable modules can be linked side by side and stacked up to two storeys, giving you ultimate flexibility to create a space which suits your needs.

Available for rental and sale, the QSpace range offers spacious interiors giving you the ability to provide spaces that not only inspire but provide superior thermal performance and Uvalues that exceed current building regulations.

Minimising Disruption

Minimising disruption to teaching is an absolute priority for McAvoy. We will maximise construction and fitting out offsite and schedule module installation for holiday periods and quieter times wherever possible. We work closely with customers such as the Department for Education, Local Authorities and Trusts and have a proven track record of delivering high quality school buildings across the UK and Ireland.

Our aim is to exceed expectations every time with our inspiring modular space solutions.   

Harnessing Innovation

We use the latest advances in offsite construction to deliver education buildings on time and on budget. We are manufacturing exemplars in our award-winning application of digital technology which includes early adoption BIM, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. These technologies enable us to communicate the design for new facilities much more effectively, and present options for discussion with stakeholders in an efficient and timely manner. We can even place our customers and end-users virtually into their building as part of the design process so they can feel and experience the learning environments and confirm our layouts work for them.

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