The Stellae consultancy team offer colleges of further education and institutions of higher education expert advice on timetabling and space planning. The consultancy has also advised strategic policy makers at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and the Department for Education.
The consultancy is widely regarded as a leading authority on space management, timetabling and course planning issues. It has made a major contribution to developing the methodology used to support space planning in colleges and universities. The consultancy has assisted the preparation of the current guidelines to promote effective space management in the sector. On a number of occasions, when college estimates of future space and capital requirements have differed from anticipated levels, the consultancy has been asked to act as an independent arbiter. The acceptance of the consultancy’s recommendations by funding agencies is a further indication of our standing and well founded reputation.
The consultancy has promoted space planning in higher education based on the financial position of individual institutions. It is a more flexible methodology than that based on specified space efficiency targets and standardised space norms. The approach is receiving increasingly widespread support.
Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College
The modelling system that is used as a basis for consultancy has been developed with government and funding council support. It is designed specifically to meet the needs of colleges and universities and has a proven record of success in assisting the preparation of effective property strategies, building designs and capital bids. The development and use of the specialist software has been the basis of expert submissions to the Treasury, the National Audit Office, the Learning and Skills Council, the Higher Education Funding Council England and the Scottish and Welsh funding agencies.
There are forty documents covering the key issues relating to timetabling and space planning, within the Discussion Papers section of the website. These PDF documents are printable by users who have completed our free registration.
Stellae have worked closely with the following authorities: