d3associates - Architecture, Energy and Project Management

d3associates is a multi-disciplinary design and project management consultancy. We work closely with academies to develop their buildings, providing a range of technical services from estate management, energy management and compliance, to the design of new builds, extensions and refurbishment projects.

We have significant experience across the schools sector enabling us to provide expert support at all stages, from initial CIF funding applications to design, procurement and construction.  We also act as Principal Designer (CDM Regs 2015) ensuring projects meet H&S requirements.

We are pragmatic and flexible, our experience and knowledge of funding bids and the delivery of school projects, allows us to efficiently take the brief and convert it into a sustainable solution to satisfy the needs of the school and your budget.


Helping your school to deliver:

Cost Saving Estate Management

Expert Energy Management

Innovative new build and refurbishment

Successful funding bids


Recent projects include:

  • Developing a Strategic Estates Management Strategy to assist a new MAT effectively manage their built environment and plan ahead.
  • Two successful CIF funding bids for roof repairs and refurbishment works in 2018
  • A new Junior School library extension.
  • The construction of a 68 place nursery - from feasibility and planning through a successful CIF funding bid, to construction.
  • A new school classroom extension, and internal refurbishment works, another CIF bid success.
  • Kitchen refurbishment works, SEN improvements, statutory compliance and schools estate management services.

Latest Offers

Free school health check

d3associates will visit your school and provide an outline condition survey. This will help prioritise the needs of your estate so you can plan maintenance budgets going forward.   During the survey you can raise any concerns that you have with our qualified staff who will help assess their likely impact.

Free roof survey

For schools and colleges with particular concerns about their roof systems, d3associates will arrange a roof survey inspecting and sampling the existing structure to establish its condition. Lifetime estimates for existing coverings will help you to plan ahead and schedule necessary maintenance works over the short, medium and long term. Where appropriate d3associates will help you with future funding bids.

Training course

d3associates have a training program for School Heads and Business Managers to help them keep up to date and manage their estates. The short course can be delivered at your premises to a group of local schools representatives or at our offices in Hexham, Northumberland. Contact us for further details.