Inspiring brighter futures

Smart Learning

The McAvoy Group is one of the country’s leading offsite education specialists. In the past five years, we have delivered more than 20,000 new school places using modular construction to reduce programme times by up to half to meet the rising demand for education.

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 offsite education teams work collaboratively with schools, LEAs, colleges and universities to help deliver their vision, within budget constraints and to the most challenging programmes. Complete Range of Modular Solutions for Education Our expertise includes complete schools and seamless extensions to existing buildings for:

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

We fully appreciate the pressures facing education professionals when a facility is being expanded or redeveloped. Minimising disruption to teaching is an absolute priority for McAvoy. We will maximise construction and fitting out offsite and will schedule module installation for holiday periods wherever possible. We work as a key partner to the Education & Skills Funding Agency on a number of frameworks and have a proven track record which has seen us deliver school buildings offsite across the UK. Our aim is to exceed expectations every time with our smart offsite solutions.     Innovation We use the latest advances in offsite construction to deliver education buildings on time and on budget, and with the least possible disruption. We are leading the construction industry in our award-winning application of digital technology which includes BIM and virtual reality. This allows us to communicate the design for new facilities much more effectively, and present options for discussion with stakeholders in a far better way. We can put our clients and end users into their virtual building as part of the design process to enable them to feel and experience the learning environments and validate instantly whether the layouts work for them. Interim School Buildings The provision of high quality interim teaching accommodation and relocatable buildings allows schools and LEAs to react quickly to local needs and to provide alternative facilities for pupils when it is necessary for building projects to continue during term time. By providing classrooms of the very highest educational standards, modular buildings from McAvoy help to ensure that there is no compromise on the quality of the learning environment. We can provide schools with high quality interim buildings for use during redevelopment or as bulge classrooms for short-term peaks in demand for places – from single classrooms to multi-storey modular teaching blocks. These buildings meet current Building Regulations and are installed rapidly and safely by our experienced offsite teams.

“The McAvoy offsite solution generated massive time savings which were invaluable from an educational perspective. The site team had outstanding communications throughout, and their work was well planned and highly respectful of the challenges we were facing, both as a special needs school and in the transition from secondary to primary education.” Judy Nettleton, Head Teacher, West Hill School