We are working with a number of private schools across the UK. The private school sector offers us a breath of fresh air with the wide and varied challenges they bring.


We are working with several private schools across the UK, and the sector offers us the opportunity to work on a wide variety of interesting and exciting projects, ranging from a teaching block to a competition swimming pool.

Whilst no two jobs are ever the same, we do fully understand the needs of our private school clients for cost certainty, no time overruns and VAT reporting; safeguarding and protecting the schools’ reputation and external image.

Our process


Due Diligence

In order to assess the viability or feasibility of any proposal, it is important to consider all relevant factors. Goodrich Consulting support our clients in helping to understand the legal and physical constraints, planning view, risks and health and safety implications, alongside likely costs associated and timescales involved.

Planning / Approvals

Following on from a positive due diligence review, Goodrich Consulting leads the development of the project team. We gather the necessary supporting documents and investigations and advise our client on their exposure to costs in terms of the design fees and the proposals themselves. We lead our client by the hand to the approvals that meet their needs.

Procurement / Contractor Selection

The client brief is now well established and detailed with approvals granted or expected. At this point Goodrich Consulting pushes forward with the most appropriate method of procurement to identify the preferred contracting partner for the build. This ensures all risks are identified with robust mitigation measures in place prior to moving onto the next stage.

Build out / Construction

At this point we have selected a competent principal contractor for the scheme, with cost, time, quality and risk clearly identified within a robust set of contract documents. It is then our job to monitor and control the contractor’s progress through to completion; regularly reporting against programme, cost, risk and quality and advising all parties throughout with the principal target of delivering a compliant build in line with our clients’ expectations.

Completion / Handover / Post Completion Support

At completion we have a very clear set of requirements that must be delivered prior to confirming the works are complete. Once we are agreed the job is done, we set up a clear method and action plan for dealing with any issues. We are always available to discuss any problems. With over 95% of our work being repeat business, we understand the importance of being available and on-hand if issues arise.

Who we work with

“Thank you for a job well done. Your management of the project was impeccable and it’s nice to have consultants you can trust and rely on.”
Gary Jennings, Segro Developments
“We know we can call on Goodrich’s knowledge and support at any time and they bring added value to the schemes we work on with them.”
Andrew Barlow – Director, Barwood Capital
“Goodrich have provided project management and quantity surveying services to Bidfood since 2016. They have become a valued part of our wider build project team and been instrumental in the delivery of several successful projects”.
Claire Cox – Head of Property, Bidfood
“Co-op Logistics have worked with Goodrich throughout the nationwide new build composite depot programme since 2003. This strong relationship has delivered everything we set out to achieve and is testament to how working together long term provides a consistent approach and understanding for all parties involved.”
Tim Ellis – Logistics Network Manager, Logistics Strategy and Implementation, Co-operative Group
“Goodrich Consulting LLP have been utilised for their project management and quantity surveying services at DP World London Gateway on multiple occasions. I have found them to be very conscientious and thorough in their work with excellent customer service. I would happily recommend them as a trustworthy and sensibly priced construction consultant company.”
Steve Quinton – Logistics Park Project Manager, DP World
“As a company Stoford have worked with Goodrich Consulting indirectly on Co-op development sites and recently in partnering on bids for sites. Icon Harlow is the first opportunity for our respective companies to work together on a live project, and Goodrich have successfully advised, procured and let the building contract in an enthusiastic and professional manner.”
Alan Stewart – Project Manager, Stoford Developments
“Since our first meeting with Goodrich in 2017 we immediately understood that they had the experience, competence and confidence to deliver our industrial development pipeline. Having previously worked with a large national consultancy, it is refreshing to now be working with a smaller but more experienced firm who can provide a much higher level of service and sector experience.”
Jeff Penman – Managing Director, Tungsten Properties
“We have been working with Goodrich as our employer’s agent and quantity surveyors on our industrial developments for over five years now. Goodrich are a great help to us at bid stage where they work with us at risk to help Wrenbridge secure opportunities. They have their finger on the pulse in terms of build cost, market intelligence and they also help us administer the contracts successfully through to completion.”
Jeff Wilson – Director, Wrenbridge
“Goodrich have been the PM/QS provider of choice for Bedford Girls’ School for the past six projects, managing these rapidly moving and activity rich projects with a pragmatic and professional hands on approach. They are quite simply a very safe pair of hands to work with and help the school maintain its high-profile reputation for excellence and innovation.”
Jean-Marc Hodgkin – Bursar, Bedford Girls’ School

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