Steve is an Associate Director at Bond Bryan specialising in education property strategies, briefing and concept design.
Steve has worked with dozens of Further Education Colleges over the last 18 years, acting as the "Client Champion" to develop options-based property strategies. These focus on increasing efficiency and reducing capital/revenue costs and releasing disposal receipts that can be reinvested in capital projects. Strategy work has also included Higher Education, latterly the University of Sheffield Faculty of Engineering’s Development Framework, whose multi-phased £200m recommendations are currently being built out.
Steve has carried out research into floor space standards and utilisation rates in Education; his direct consultancy to the former Learning & Skills Council forms the basis of current advice on floor space efficiency to colleges in England for Property Strategies and Area Based Reviews.
On the back of strategic work he has also led the briefing on a number of complex multi-user buildings in Higher and Further Education. One recent example was The National College for High Speed Rail, a two-campus 13,000 m2 new college, for which Steve led the inception briefing and concept design. His role on this challenging project involved developing the strategic brief with rail industry representatives including HS2 alongside Doncaster and Birmingham Councils.