Leeds-headquartered property consultancy Eddisons has added three local authorities and the national regulatory body for MPs to its list of public sector clients.
Since gaining approved supplier status on the Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) estate management services framework in 2021 and on the ESPO public sector professional buying organisation in 2022, the firm’s public sector team has rapidly grown the number of councils and other public bodies in its client portfolio.
The City of Lincoln Council, Portsmouth City Council, Rushmoor Borough Council in Hampshire and the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA), the body which regulates and administers all MPs’ business costs and pay, have become the latest organisations to appoint Eddisons’ public sector advisory services.
In Lincoln, Eddisons will advise the city council on the Lincoln Western Growth Corridor, providing strategic development consultancy services for 3,200 new homes, a neighbourhood centre, a business park and transport infrastructure to alleviate congestion.
The firm is providing strategic development consultancy and other input for Portsmouth City Council on its flagship City Centre North master plan. Proposals include 2,300 new homes, public green space and space for new community facilities, retail, hospitality and leisure uses, as well as walking and cycling routes.
Eddisons’ property management team has also been appointed by Rushmoor Borough Council to manage the 375,000 sq ft Kingsmead and the Meads shopping centres in Farnborough on a three-year contract. The contract from IPSA will also see Eddisons provide lease advisory services for MPs’ constituency offices across the UK.
Javid Patel, Eddisons’ head of public sector, said: “We are really excited to have added these latest clients to our public sector portfolio. Our approach is always to build collaborative relationships and help bring innovation, including using AI technologies, to aid the quality and speedier delivery of our services.”
He added: “Local authorities and other public sector bodies are increasingly looking to Eddisons for new ideas and direction on capital projects and masterplans and we are building a solid reputation for delivering expertise in areas such as residential, commercial portfolios and town centre regeneration.
“We look forward to growing our market share in the public sector still further as part of our wider strategic business plan.”