University and higher education sector construction services

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.

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.

In the press: ISG appointed on first phase of £300m UCL scheme

ISG has been appointed as main contractor on the first phase of a £300 million scheme to build a world-leading neurology centre in the middle of London for University College London (UCL).

The prestigious research facility will serve as a hub for the UK Dementia Research Institute and a new home for the UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology, once completed in 2023.

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UWE Business school

Building legacy: Can Instagram help us deliver the buildings of the future?

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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Building skills: Supporting the next generation   

Our new Level 3 Applied Diploma in Professional Construction Practice provides an earlier gateway into the profession for students who might never have considered a career in the built environment.

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Celebrating world-leading facilities

Our latest project with Imperial College London - the £90m Biomedical Engineering Research Hub - celebrated reaching its highest point of construction at the end of 2018. Funded by alma mater and philanthropist Sir Michael Uren, we were joined by his sons, Imperial College London's president and trustees to mark the occasion and reflect on the project's journey so far.

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 and construction.

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.

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