Heythrop College, Kensington, London

The Challenge

Heythrop College is a university college located in Kensington, London. Our appeal centered around whether the University should be valued on a rentalised basis or on a Contractor’s basis.

We represented Heythrop College in negotiation and discussions throughout the entire appeals process.

The Solution

It was argued that Heythrop College had all the attributes of a campus type university. Evidence was submitted of other
further educational establishments in London valued on a Contractor’s method.

Due to the significant difference in value between the two valuation methods the case was put before the Valuation Tribunal for England.

The Result

The Tribunal found in favour of the Client which led to a reduction in the rateable value from £950,000 to £162,000. This produced savings for the University in excess of £337,000. Subsequently, a Valuation Tribunal Hearing also found in our favour, which supplemented the overall result with additional savings.

Heythrop College

Rateable Value Savings Summary

Value before


Value after




* Actual savings during revaluation as a result of rating list reduction.

“The Beattie Partnership helped reduce our rates bill significantly- saving us over £300,000; on behalf of the College I’d like to say a big thank you for the work carried out.”

Martin Grundy, Heythrop College