Higher education

A dynamic approach to delivery in higher education. Providing flexible, future-proofed and inviting places to thrive and learn.

Now, more than ever before, our higher education customers need to demonstrate the value of the estate, and ultimately find a more intelligent and efficient utilisation of the estate’s resource. And at ISG, we’re equipped with the expertise to help deliver flexible and functional higher education buildings that focus on the student experience and inspiring excellence every day.

Key contact

Martyn Fletcher
Senior Business Development Manager, UK Construction South highereducation@isgplc.com
Richard Irwin
Business Development Director, Engineering Services highereducation@isgplc.com

We understand that today’s universities and other higher education organisations face an uncertain world and rapidly changing student needs. Attracting the best faculty and student body means being exceptionally savvy about funding and partnerships – an objective closely tied to the delivery of high-quality buildings and efficient estates. At ISG, we make it our mission to understand your mission, delivering the environments and buildings that help you stay competitive.

At the core of what we do is the belief that we, like you, never stop learning.

Despite our extensive experience in delivering fit out, construction and refurbishment projects around the world, we still push ourselves daily to provide ever-smarter solutions to our customers’ challenges, using our cross-sector knowledge and cross-service solutions.

It’s this dynamic approach to delivery that ensures we can provide universities with the most flexible, future-proofed and inviting places to thrive and learn.

UWE Business school

Can Instagram help us deliver the buildings of the future?

With millions using Instagram every day, there is no denying it is a quick and powerful way for people to share image-led thoughts and feelings about the world around them. 

But what can a selfie teach us about designing the buildings of the future? ISG has joined forces with Bristol Business School, Stride Treglown and Godfrey Syrett, to find out. 

ISG delivered the £55 million Bristol Business School Building at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) in April 2017, and through ‘myUWEBBSview’, a post-occupancy evaluation research project, is encouraging users of the building to share their thoughts and experiences via Instagram.

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Realising the potential of the higher education sector

Contractors who can provide highly collaborative, tech-led working environments will find great opportunities in the higher education sector in 2018, according to ISG’s engineering services divisional director.

The international appeal of higher education institutions and capital investment has seen the sector remain resilient despite economic uncertainty and geopolitical conditions, writes ISG’s Richard Irwin in a 2018 preview article for the trade publication, Construction News.

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Richard Irwin, ISG

Our core services

ISG is different. Our origins in fit out means we have meticulous attention to detail and focus on the client’s needs and business drivers like no other, and we know that every project is a technology project. Which is why we acknowledge our service offer is equally about fit out, technology, construction and developments.

Fit out

Our track record reveals broader experience across a wider range of projects than any other provider in the market.


Our dedicated technology solutions team capable of advising and implementing for our clients across all sectors.


We have a strong track record of construction and engineering projects, from single-storey construction to large-scale.


Our skills as an agile and insightful development partner arise from our expertise and deep understanding of construction.


Martyn Fletcher
  • Martyn Fletcher
  • Senior Business Development Manager, UK Construction South
Richard Irwin
  • Richard Irwin
  • Business Development Director, Engineering Services