Introduction

Universities change lives through education, research and social experiences. We have a strong track record in transforming university campuses and buildings as places. Our quality work has led to award-winning projects.


We understand how universities need to be commercially attractive on a world stage, contributing nearly £95 billion, to the UK’s economy.


The quality and sustainability of the learning and research environment and communities is critical to this commercial success.


  • A university is often one of the largest employers in its area.
  • Through links with businesses and in attracting students from overseas, universities bring in significant investment, talent and support innovation.
  • Students are consumers looking for value for money.
  • Student satisfaction and experience are influenced by the quality of the faculty staff, buildings and their accommodation. Universities need to obtain and retain the highest quality facilities to be competitive.
  • Research and development in UK universities is world-leading and brings in investment from the UK and around the world.


At PBA, we have been instrumental in influencing, designing and enhancing university environments.


PBA has joined the Stantec family

Together, we’ll design with community in mind.

  • PBA is a leading UK development and infrastructure consultancy of engineers, planners, scientists, and economists, delivering projects that create better places for the communities in which we work.
  • Stantec is an international consultancy, headquartered in Canada that shares our strong values and focus on community.
  • In September 2018, PBA joined forces with Stantec to accelerate our client-led strategy and achieve our shared ambition for growth in the UK and Europe.
  • Joining forces means we will be able to offer a broader set of services and greater working experiences for our clients, and even better career development for our people.
  • Stantec has 22,000 team members worldwide, with over 1,000 professional services staff based around the UK. Together, we will create communities fit for the future where people want to live, work and play.


Our combined service offering covers these sectors:

  • Community Development
  • Buildings
  • Water
  • Energy & Environment
  • Major Infrastructure

“I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn”
Albert Einstein