An innovative joint venture
Arc Partnership is an innovative joint venture developed by Nottinghamshire County Council and Scape Group.
The initiative has been launched to deliver the authority’s capital programme for its property portfolio through a multidisciplinary design and project management practice which will also deliver planned maintenance and manage the reactive repairs and servicing frameworks.
This partnership has been forged to deliver efficiencies in procurement and the ongoing management of the public estate, with the goal of achieving continuous improvement of public assets for the benefit of the local community across the East Midlands.
This is an exclusive 10-year service contract, with the potential for a five-year extension. Over the first three years, projects totalling approximately £90 million in value will be delivered through the partnership, with £20 million estimated for each of the remaining seven years.
Arc Partnership will take on a portfolio of approximately 200 existing Nottinghamshire County Council built environment projects, with hundreds expected to be delivered over the next 10 years.
The team is formed of 80 highly skilled architects, interior and landscape designers, project managers, space planners, sustainability experts, facilities managers and procurement specialists.
Built environment services
The joint venture will deliver three core services:
- Design and project management: an extensive mix of in-house multi-disciplinary design and project management services
- Construction services: a directly employed, mobile contracting and hard facilities management services team
- Procurement: the ability to procure works and services on behalf of its clients as well as being able to offer a full suite of national and regional frameworks and supply chain management services.
Whether the requirement is to design a new primary school or maintain a much-loved library, the team is well equipped to drive greater efficiency and value for money into the design, management and improvement of the public estate.
Daniel Maher, Managing Director - Arc
“The launch of Arc Partnership marks a new and exciting chapter in the way in which the County Council delivers property repairs, maintenance and the future design and build of major public buildings in our county."
Councillor David Kirkham, Chairman of the Finance and Property Committee, Nottinghamshire County Council