Public partnership for regeneration project

A PUBLIC partnership created between North Somerset Council, Scape and Kier will take steps to support the local economy in a regeneration project.

Representatives from the organisations met at the council’s Castlewood Offices in Clevedon to celebrate its partnership charter and aim to recruit and train people from the area for construction projects.

Delivering high quality schemes on time and in budget, health and safety requirements and a considerate approach to the environment are fundamental messages within the charter.

The council has been working with Scape for the past three years as part of its drive to secure better value for money and speed up the process in buying in suppliers to deliver its construction schemes.

Lyndon Watkins, head of property and asset management at the council, said: “The benefits of working in a genuinely collaborative environment, following simple and straightforward processes, mean the council can build on this success, now also working with Kier in the delivery of its projects.”