The way in which we learn is constantly changing. Student demographics are diverse and an acknowledgement that we all learn differently has seen great movement in the education sector towards interactive and integrated workspaces.
From refurbishing teaching and learning spaces to significant upgrades accommodating new state of the art technology for practical learning, OPRA Projects understand the process of offering value in providing complete project understanding – engaging with the many stakeholders, establishing project objectives, and the all-important hand-over process; delivering Operational and Maintenance manuals and end-user training.
As fit-out specialists, we are acutely aware of the implications of working within the education sector, firstly with the ‘owner-operator’ culture often seeking a best value approach. With expertise in Value Engineering and alternative procurement models, we can draw out cost effective options for what our clients are hoping to achieve. Secondly, live facilities, as education projects often are, with sensitive and irregular business operations and projects being in learning environments such as university campuses, requires a project partner who understands how to work around you.
OPRA Projects see the key to operational efficiency within the education sector as performing works with a ‘business as usual’ attitude, and by engaging with clients early and establishing a clear understanding of their motivations for the project and the culture in which they operate.
We offer expertise in working seamlessly within a university or campus environment to deliver spaces within the wider facility. We understand it does require very specific security and permit procedures, as well as working around students, academic and non-academic staff and other stakeholders.