About Us

We Collaborate With Our Clients

It’s the only way we know to accomplish their goals and to create environments that encourage student achievement.

SMG understand what most educators already know, that a great school facility is more than just an immaculate environment. A great school is purposefully designed at every level to promote the ideal environment for student achievement.

We offer clients our educational expertise and decades of educational design and building experience to deliver forward–thinking, multi-functional learning environments, flexible enough to meet changing curriculum needs for years to come.

SMG doesn’t build shopping malls, houses, or commercial developments. We work with schools. This is our passion and calling.

We represent the Client, protecting their interests and ensuring the project journey is as rewarding as possible, and with our years of successful delivery of educational projects means that you can have confidence in the outcome.

At SMG, we build strong, lasting relationships and minimise the stress associated with high-risk, multi-stakeholder projects, while ensuring success in a complicated task. We do this by understanding your needs.

This collaborative approach is reflected in-house, where each member of our project team is recognised and appreciated for their contribution and expertise. By keeping lines of communication open with all participants on the project team, we consistently ensure effective, integrated delivery outcomes.

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1. Our Experience

SMG’s staff boast years of experience delivery of educational buildings across the globe, working with many curriculum and meeting the requirements of international bodies and best practice.

We have extensive history with some of worlds largest, most successful educational groups and a wealth of experience in ‘the coalface’ of project delivery allowing us to provide exceptional development management for our Clients.

The breadth of our collective experience enables us to manage the entire project, from initial ideas to the final delivery, and everything in between.

2. Efficient and Effective Management from Beginning to End

Building on our team’s wide variety of expertise and experience across the development and construction industry, we provide our clients with a range of tools and techniques, tailored to each client’s specific needs, that make the development process as efficient and cost effective as possible.

We proactively manage each phase of the development process, from initiation to design, implementation to final handover.

3. An Experienced Team in Your Corner

As a Development Management firm, SMG has been providing boutique development management services around the world since 2007.

Along the way our clients have included individuals and institutions, and a wide variety projects of  large and small projects, including community and government projects. You can see more of our work here.

However, our team’s breadth and depth of experience goes far beyond this, being specific to education, we understand the needs and issues of teachers, students, administrators and operators. We know how to maximise enrolment and will tell you honestly if you are getting value for money, because we know education.

4. Efficient and Effective Management

Building on our team’s wide variety of expertise and experience across the development and construction industry, we provide our clients with a range of tools and techniques, tailored to each client’s specific needs, that make the development process as efficient and cost effective as possible.

We take the pressure of boards and educators to ensure that you have a delivery of the highest quality, on time and on budget. We manage each phase of the development process, from initiation to design, implementation to final handover.

Our focus let you focus on your core business, education.

5. Collaboration, Consultation and Clear Communication

We know that there are a lot of stakeholders at each phase of your development and all voices want to be heard. Our approach is based on a close collaboration with our client, with active consultation at its heart. And our method is based on clear and timely communication at every step of the process.

It’s a simple and open approach that’s reflected within our dedicated teams. It enables us to quickly re-align projects and implement solutions.