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FOUR YEARS ON: PERFECT CIRCLE DELIVERS MORE THAN 1,450 PUBLIC SECTOR PROJECTS

PROPERTY, construction and infrastructure consultancy Perfect Circle has celebrated four years delivering Scape Group’s Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework – having been commissioned on more than 1,450 public sector projects during its term. Set up in 2016 by sector-leading firms Pick Everard, Gleeds and AECOM, Perfect Circle delivers the broadest

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Gleeds Appointed to Restoration Project

A complex restoration project in Surrey will be cost managed by Gleeds, the international property and construction consultancy. The project includes the revamp of Clandon Park, a historic building in West Clandon that was ravaged by fire in April 2015. An intensive salvage phase has been carried out since the incident,

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Gleeds Have Continued With Their Plans for Global Expansion

Gleeds, the International property and construction consultants have continued with their plans for global expansion by opening three more offices. These offices are located in Los Angeles, Charlotte and Nashville. These new offices are in addition to the company’s existing offices in Atlanta, New York, Chicago and San Francisco. The

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Appearance of Knight at Gleeds party

It is not every day that a building and construction consultancy firm receives the honor of having a knight show up to celebrate with them the joys of life and company profits, but Gleeds were the lucky enterprise in question who were treated to the arrival of the hallowed Sir

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Gleeds Welcomes New Members

Construction and property company Gleeds, which successfully operates in a number of other countries, has welcomed a new number of personnel through its doors in order to improve and expand the future of its infrastructure from its headquarters in the city of London. Mark Syrett will be the new Director

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BDC 318 : Jul 2024

Gleeds

FOUR YEARS ON: PERFECT CIRCLE DELIVERS MORE THAN 1,450 PUBLIC SECTOR PROJECTS

PROPERTY, construction and infrastructure consultancy Perfect Circle has celebrated four years delivering Scape Group’s Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework – having been commissioned on more than 1,450 public sector projects during its term. Set up in 2016 by sector-leading firms Pick Everard, Gleeds and AECOM, Perfect Circle delivers the broadest range of property, construction and infrastructure consultancy services available to the public sector via Scape’s BECS framework, which was due to come to an end in early October but was extended by three months to support partners and clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Victoria Brambini, managing director at Perfect Circle, said: “We are immensely proud of the success we have achieved with Scape over the past four years, and the strong relationships we have forged with clients and our growing network of supply chain partners. “Our public sector clients have benefitted from vastly reduced procurement time and real savings for the public purse. Together with Scape, we have delivered real value, ensuring social, economic and environmental benefits sit at the heart of every project – enabling clients to unlock true social value and create a lasting legacy for their communities. As a result, more than £44m in social value has been generated on projects commissioned via the framework, including the delivery of 900 hours of employability workshops.” Perfect Circle has assembled a supply chain of more than 680 partners across the UK since the start of the framework, helping micro-businesses and SMEs to work with a diverse range of public sector organisations. Victoria said: “SMEs are the backbone of our industry and the building blocks of strong local communities; their involvement in public sector schemes is vital. Our regional presence across the UK allows us to engage with local supply chains effectively and provide them with opportunities to work on schemes that directly benefit their communities – supporting their growth and ensuring that public money is reinvested in the area. “The Scape BECS framework has significantly contributed to the government’s drive for levelling up in the UK and we are delighted to have spent more than £52m through SMEs on public sector projects.” Despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, Perfect Circle has continued to respond to the ongoing need for public services to be provided to communities – be it in designing new bridges and adding electricity charging points to car parks, or managing hospital refurbishments and school extensions. The framework has grown, with the consultancy teams securing 89 new commissions over the past six months and reaching a height of activity that has generated month on month record fee earnings. During this time, Perfect Circle provided valuable cashflow for its suppliers, ensuring crucial public sector schemes keep moving, generating local spend and adding inclusive social value. Victoria said: “During 2020 in particular, SMEs have experienced – and are continuing to experience – a range of challenges. As well as continuing to preserve and support growth of opportunities for our suppliers by giving them a route to market, with consistency and collaboration with clients, we have continued to make fair and even faster payments. Over the past quarter, 100% of invoices have been paid in 30 days, with 60% of payments made in five days.” Sara Boland, managing director of chartered landscape architecture practice Influence, added: “2020 has presented many challenges to the industry, with the impacts of both Brexit and coronavirus to consider. “During this unprecedented time, working with Perfect Circle’s transparent, reliable payment terms has demonstrated their respect for and commitment to our relationship and the projects that we collaborate on. The certainty and assurance of trusted partners like Perfect Circle have been critical to supporting the planning of cashflow in businesses at this time.” Scape’s BECS framework is the most efficient route to market, allowing direct award for commissioning services with full public procurement compliance. It significantly reduces the time needed for brief preparation – accelerating delivery of projects and programmes. Mark Robinson, Scape Group chief executive, said: “The vast array of successful projects the team at Perfect Circle have delivered throughout the lifetime of the BECS framework is testament to the outstanding value this partnership has brought to the public sector. “Importantly, this pioneering framework has achieved what we had all hoped. It has systematically introduced real change in the community, through our joint commitment to implement social value wherever possible. “The partners that came together to form Perfect Circle know exactly what it takes to generate a positive legacy, something that will continue to play an increasingly integral role in shaping the future of the UK. “To build back better means that every element of best practice that has been identified throughout this framework partnership is improved upon in the future. And we’re tremendously excited about seeing what can be achieved through our new consultancy frameworks. “It’s clear that Perfect Circle has set a high bar and I look forward to seeing how the next generation of TeamScape consultancy partners respond to its unequivocal success.” The £1bn, next generation Scape’s Consultancy framework will replace the current BECS framework for new commissions in January 2021. To find out more about Perfect Circle, please visit www.perfectcircle.co.uk. 

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Gleeds Appointed to Restoration Project

A complex restoration project in Surrey will be cost managed by Gleeds, the international property and construction consultancy. The project includes the revamp of Clandon Park, a historic building in West Clandon that was ravaged by fire in April 2015. An intensive salvage phase has been carried out since the incident, which involved making the building safe as well as windproof and watertight before archaeologists could begin meticulously sifting through the debris to recover and catalogue surviving collection and architectural elements. Since the fire, detailed specialist surveys and investigations, including the undertaking of laser survey work and the completion of a conservation plan. The National Trust selected Gleeds’ heritage cost management team to support the project, joining the Trust-assembled consultant team in undertaking a comprehensive feasibility study before construction begins and providing strategic advice throughout. “This is one of the most significant conservation projects ever undertaken and I am delighted that Gleeds will be playing such a critical role in its delivery. We have worked with the organisation on a host of other historic schemes, including Knole, Ickworth House and Wimpole Hall and are committed to bringing historically significant sites such as these to life for the public to enjoy,” said Martin Hall, Director at Gleeds. Architectural practice Allies and Morrison was appointed to lead a design team which includes landscape architect, Robert Myers Associates, conservation architect, Purcell, structural engineer, Price & Myers and mechanical and electrical engineer, Max Fordham. They will support the National Trust with developing the concept for the remade Clandon Park, which will combine restored historic interiors, modern gallery and learning spaces, and beautiful new gardens to create a unique place for cultural and creative programming.

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Gleeds Have Continued With Their Plans for Global Expansion

Gleeds, the International property and construction consultants have continued with their plans for global expansion by opening three more offices. These offices are located in Los Angeles, Charlotte and Nashville. These new offices are in addition to the company’s existing offices in Atlanta, New York, Chicago and San Francisco. The opening of these new offices means the companies reach has been extended further across the country. The Gleeds team in the US has expanded by 20% over the last year. This expansion is down to the company’s continued diversification. The developments in the energy sector has led to a significant upturn around the Carolinas and Nashville. There is also a host of opportunities in southern California area that has led to companies requiring a presence locally. Gleeds is doing well in the United States despite the current backdrop of uncertainty in the economy. Gleeds specialises in the energy sector but the company has been seeing a wide range of progress which is promising for the company. The expansion of the company and the new offices could lead to a creation of jobs in this sector which is an added bonus to the success of the company. Gleeds has recently had appointment such as a residential development which was undertaken for a leading investment bank in Charlotte. This and other such appointments as part of a stewardship of Chris Williams and Stuart Lumsden, the Executive Vice President. Gleeds has also been appointed to carry out work on an auto manufacturing facility for an international car parts producer located in Nashville. Gleeds is a property and construction consultancy that works around the world. The company has more than 130 years of experience within the property and construction industry. Gleeds employs 1600 dedicated staff that are spread across six different continents and 66 offices.

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Consortium Has Been Appointed in Order to Provide Advice Regarding North Norfolk District Council

A consortium has been appointed in order to provide advice regarding North Norfolk District Council’s property portfolio. The consortium is led by Gleeds, the property and construction consultancy and will be supported by CPMG and Pygott & Crone. The appointment has come as part of an innovative partnership that seeks to provide specialist advice for the North Norfolk Council. The appointment has come after the decision to take a more commercial approach for their current property portfolio with the intention to maximize their revenue and capital returns. It is thought that taking this more commercial stance will improve the council’s long term financial position. This improvement should deliver economic growth as well as improve the service delivery and allow the resources to be recycled and put in to front line services. The project will allow the companies in the consortium to make a significant contribution to the area and will be providing suggestions that will support the service delivery of the Council as well as encouraging future investments and regeneration to take place around the region. The review that has been created by the consortium ranges from commercial properties towards administrative buildings. The review has already created headline proposals for four different sites that have been discussed at a variety of different public meetings in the region. As the consortium continues its work, they will focus on the Council’s current assets which currently stands at an estimated 181 properties. CPMG is an AJ100 practice that is based in Nottingham and London and will be working with the consortium in order to assist the council with their more innovative design and architectural solutions. This project could be incredibly beneficial for the commercial future of North Norfolk. Pygott & Crone will provide the project with agency services and will also be taking on a review of the local market activity for the consortium. The project offers the company an opportunity to work with other companies as one force with the focus of improving North Norfolk.

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Appearance of Knight at Gleeds party

It is not every day that a building and construction consultancy firm receives the honor of having a knight show up to celebrate with them the joys of life and company profits, but Gleeds were the lucky enterprise in question who were treated to the arrival of the hallowed Sir Steve Redgrave upon their illustrious premises. This knight in shining armor is no less than a beacon of British pride and proved himself worthy of a gold medal at the Olympic games time and time again (well, five in total). But he was able to get down from the Elysian clouds of his success by commuting all the way to Brasserie Blanc in the center of Bristol in order to celebrate a successful financial year with Gleeds. Indeed, he was also there to introduce the Chairperson of Gleeds’ services in the south-western regions of the company, a man named Chris Paxford who will be responsible for chairing the firm’s assets in Bristol, Gloucester as well as in the city of Cardiff in Wales. All in all, the occasion was a very pleasant one for all (it seems) and Sir Steve Redgrave explained that he was delighted to attend the event and speak to members of Gleeds as well as representatives of other companies at the party occasion. Whatever the case it is evident that the new chairperson for the company Chris Paxford was honored and very chuffed to have shared the podium with an Olympic gold medalist who is also a knight, unlike David Beckham. It is also very clear that the appointment of Paxford will signal the dawn of a new era of operations for Gleeds in the south-western regions of the country and it is greatly hoped that the company will be able to prosper and progress with the amount of operations that it will soon be conducting in that particular area of the United Kingdom.

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Gleeds Welcomes New Members

Construction and property company Gleeds, which successfully operates in a number of other countries, has welcomed a new number of personnel through its doors in order to improve and expand the future of its infrastructure from its headquarters in the city of London. Mark Syrett will be the new Director in charge of improving and ensuring the successful developments of the rail department of Gleeds from his presence in the London office. With more than a quarter of a Century’s worth of experience in the building and construction sector of this country, it is clear that he will bring the knowledge and expertise to the table and will ensure that the Gleeds rail department continues to grow and expand its revenue. Indeed, this aspect of Gleeds’ services has seen a 25 per cent rise in revenue in the course of the last year and it is evident that it will need a directing force of Mark Syrett’s capabilities to continue to do so in the current financial and economic climate in Britain. Enter from stage right Richard Golding, who also will be the latest addition to the Gleeds rail team, this time as an Associate Director. Having worked for 40 years with such large transport and logistics companies such as Network Rail, Richard Golding is an ideal addition to the Gleeds team and his responsibilities will include dealing with other logistics companies such as HS2 as well as the Department for Transport. Through this, the company will be able to assert itself as one of the leading building and construction businesses with a strong infrastructure to boot that will help increase its annual revenue to even greater heights. Similarly, Richard Greer of Gleeds Worldwide has explained that with the government’s intentional investment of 1.2 per cent of Gross Domestic Product towards the infrastructure it is hoped that both Mark Syrett and Richard Golding will be able to use their skills and expertise to use this opportunity to the advantage of Gleeds.

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