Professional consultancy with a personal approach

Relocation of Roselyon School to Churchtown, Lanlivery

Working closely with Roselyon School, Truro School and other stakeholders for over two years to secure a new site that enables Roselyon to deliver a vision for outdoor-orientated education, in partnership with an outdoor activity charity (BF Adventure). Includes:

  • Site finding: assessing multiple potential sites in mid-Cornwall.
  • Negotiations: assisting with purchase plus multiple leases and options with two separate owners.  Included drafting detailed Heads of Terms; direct negotiation with one owner and assisting the client in negotiation with the other; liaising with solicitors and commenting on drafting.
  • Due diligence:  coordination of specialist surveys (building, asbestos, M&E, ecological etc), architectural designs and quantity surveyor’s costing exercise to produce a detailed feasibility study and budget.
  • Planning: securing planning consent for change of use from its former function as an activity centre for those with additional needs.
  • Implementation:  strategic and detailed oversight of building and landscaping works, including refurbishment and alteration of a 13,000 sq ft building within a very tight timescale and budget.  Project completed on time and within budget.
William Trinick has provided wise counsel to both our strategy and planning as well as overseeing the execution of this complex project from a client point of view. This has meant juggling the priorities of many and varied stakeholders, liaising with lawyers, the local authority, land agents, construction professionals and of course two schools. Overall he has provided us with a service the school was not equipped to manage and we’re very grateful.

On a personal note, I have found William’s knowledge and attention to detail reassuring. He is a pleasure to work with as a colleague and is an utter professional is his field.

Terry Corby
Chair of Governors
Roselyon School