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Sodexo wins contract to support The Insolvency Services’ Transforming Workplaces Project

Sodexo wins contract to support The Insolvency Services’ Transforming Workplaces Project

Sodexo has been awarded a three-year contract with The Insolvency Service to provide strategic programme and advisory services to support the organisation’s ‘Transforming Workplaces Project’.  Partnering with Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB), global construction and property consultancy, Sodexo’s Property Professional Services business and RLB will support The Insolvency Service to rationalise

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Aspire Housing appoints RLB to provide fire consultancy services

Staffordshire-based housing association, Aspire Housing, has appointed independent construction, property and management consultant Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) to provide fire consultancy services for its development schemes covering new build and refurbishment projects. Aspire Housing owns and manages more than 9,000 homes across Staffordshire and Cheshire.  RLB has been appointed on

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RLB appointed to leading transport operator First Group £150 Million framework

Leading infrastructure, construction and management consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall UK (RLB UK) has been appointed to key transport operator First Group’s Property Projects Consultancy Framework on its Project Management and Principal Designer lots. The Framework contract, which lasts for two years with a one year option, covers England and Wales

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RLB PARTNERS WATERAID PROVIDING PRO BONO SUPPORT FOR NEW HQ

Leading independent construction, property and management consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall UK (RLB UK) is providing its support to international charity WaterAid, by providing its cost consultancy services pro bono for its relocated UK office in Canary Wharf. WaterAid’s mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people

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SENIOR APPOINTMENT SIGNALS INFRASTRUCTURE EXPANSION FOR RLB

Leading independent construction, property and management consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB UK) announces the appointment of industry heavyweight, Andrew Stamps, as National Head of Infrastructure with immediate effect.  This announcement is the latest in a series from RLB UK, marking the firm’s continuing growth as it heads into a new

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RLB UK APPOINTS INDUSTRY EXPERT AS HEAD OF PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

Leading independent construction, property and management consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall UK (RLB UK) strengthens its Programme Management arm with the appointment of Darron Cox as its National Head of Programme Management as it looks to develop the service offering to a projected 30% of its UK business. Darron has over 20

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RLB UK Announces New Partner

Rider Levett Bucknall UK (RLB UK), the leading independent construction, property and management consultant, has appointed David Litherland, the industry expert and previous Deloitte Real Estate Director, as its new Partner. He will be in charge of RLB Manchester’s cost management team, together with the existing Partner, Ilyas Patel. David

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Rider Levett Bucknall Expands and Makes New Appointments

Rider Levett Bucknall, or RLB, the leading independent construction, property and management consultancy company has announced that they will be launching a new dedicated Contract Advisory service. This service will work to deliver specialist advice to RLB’s customers, and covers all aspects of procurement and contract drafting and negotiations as

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BDC 318 : Jul 2024

Rider Levett Bucknall

Sodexo wins contract to support The Insolvency Services’ Transforming Workplaces Project

Sodexo wins contract to support The Insolvency Services’ Transforming Workplaces Project

Sodexo has been awarded a three-year contract with The Insolvency Service to provide strategic programme and advisory services to support the organisation’s ‘Transforming Workplaces Project’.  Partnering with Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB), global construction and property consultancy, Sodexo’s Property Professional Services business and RLB will support The Insolvency Service to rationalise and transform its existing estate and help deliver the five-year programme of major and minor fitouts, building closures and disposals. Together they will deliver a range of services including: Dan Weiss, managing director of Sodexo’s Property Professional Services said: “We are delighted to be appointed as a strategic partner to The Insolvency Service to help rationalise and transform their estate. We look forward to working together with The Insolvency Service and RLB to bring to life their vision which is aligned to the Government Property Strategy for a smaller, better and greener estate.” Sodexo’s services have been procured via the Crown Commercial Service Estate Management Framework (RM 6168) where Sodexo is a supplier on three lots: Lot 1 – Total Estate Management Lot 4 – Surveying and Strategic Advice Lot 7 – Integrator The framework has recently been extended by a year expiring in July 2025. Building, Design & Construction Magazine | The Choice of Industry Professionals

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Aspire Housing appoints RLB to provide fire consultancy services

Staffordshire-based housing association, Aspire Housing, has appointed independent construction, property and management consultant Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) to provide fire consultancy services for its development schemes covering new build and refurbishment projects. Aspire Housing owns and manages more than 9,000 homes across Staffordshire and Cheshire.  RLB has been appointed on a three-year contract to support Aspire Housing with putting in place best in class fire safety practices and preparing for the ongoing regulations arising from the Building Safety Act. Tim Sims, RLB Partner and Building Safety Lead for the Midlands, said: “Ensuring the ‘golden thread’ from design to construction to handover is an essential part of fire safety, we are really proud to have been appointed by Aspire Housing to support them with this vital work. It demonstrates the commitment of Aspire to instil best practice building safety measures into the core of its operations and being prepared for any new future regulations.” Farmeda Kosar, Director of Development and Regeneration at Aspire Housing, comments: “We have ambitious growth plans at Aspire Housing and providing the best, safest homes to our customers is at the very heart of this.  The expertise that the RLB team bring with them in fire consultancy services is exemplary and we are really looking forward to working with them on our development schemes.” 

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RLB appointed to leading transport operator First Group £150 Million framework

Leading infrastructure, construction and management consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall UK (RLB UK) has been appointed to key transport operator First Group’s Property Projects Consultancy Framework on its Project Management and Principal Designer lots. The Framework contract, which lasts for two years with a one year option, covers England and Wales and spans all First Group’s existing railway property including more than 400 stations managed across the UK network.  RLB was awarded the framework based on the extensive experience of its team on project managing works and maintenance across the railway infrastructure. This team experience includes projects such as Crossrail, High Speed 2, Midland Metro Alliance, East West Rail, Network Rail Infrastructure Projects, Network Rail platform extension programme and the Manchester Piccadilly station. As well as their reputation within the industry, RLB’s award-winning team is spread across 12 national offices combining global best practice and innovation with local knowledge and complementing the First Group’s regional footprint. Stuart Parker from First Group commented, “We wanted to work with partners who not only understood the transportation and property sectors but also had an in-depth knowledge of best practice across the built environment, and a complementary added value attitude to provide better rail services, keep people moving and communities prospering across the country.  RLB’s breadth of service delivery and range of sector experience as Project Managers and Principal Designers, alongside the outstanding technical expertise of their proposed team, made them an obvious choice to be involved in the framework.” Simon Pledger, RLB Project Management lead for Infrastructure and National Framework Project Management Account Manager for First Group comments, “Transportation infrastructure is more than a way of getting people from A to B. It works towards driving social equality, boosting the economy and bringing accessibility to all. We are delighted to be supporting First Group in ensuring it provides optimised facilities across its railway estate, in retaining a leading position in the thriving UK rail market, and in improving their customer experience offering.”

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RLB SCOOPS COMPLETE SET ON THE GUINNESS PARTNERSHIP EMPLOYER’S AGENT SERVICES FRAMEWORK

Leading construction, property and management consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB UK Ltd) has been awarded a place on The Guinness Partnership’s new Employer’s Agent Services Framework.  RLB will offer Employer’s Agent services and Clerk of Works across the framework’s three regional lots: North; South, London and South East; South West.  A strategic partner of both Homes England and the Greater London Authority, The Guinness Partnership provides social housing within 125 local authorities across England. The new Employer’s Agent Services Framework, is set to run for four years and will support the delivery of a significant programme of new build schemes.  Commenting on RLB’s appointment, Kat Hurworth for The Guinness Partnership said: “We look forward to working with RLB, alongside our other newly appointed consultants.” Richard Quarry, Framework Lead and Partner – Head of Affordable Housing – at RLB UK said: “Supporting The Guinness Partnership and its progressive build programme through this new framework is a brilliant appointment for the RLB team.  Being awarded a place on each regional lot demonstrates our expertise in affordable housing across our UK network of offices. We are delighted to be continuing our relationship with this fantastic housing association which has its customers at the heart of building safe, high quality and well-designed homes.”

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RLB PARTNERS WATERAID PROVIDING PRO BONO SUPPORT FOR NEW HQ

Leading independent construction, property and management consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall UK (RLB UK) is providing its support to international charity WaterAid, by providing its cost consultancy services pro bono for its relocated UK office in Canary Wharf. WaterAid’s mission is to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalised people by improving access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. RLB is proud to have been involved in a project that will bring WaterAid a future direct cost saving and consequently allow more resource to be dedicated to delivering its vision for the future. WaterAid’s office move from Vauxhall to Canary Wharf will not only enable them to achieve value for money over the duration of their tenancy, but will also help them create a globally-connected, inspiring environment where staff, volunteers and partners can work together to achieve their ambitious and exciting mission. The charity sought an office space in a location that would retain existing staff and be accessible to partners and key stakeholders whilst balancing the need of affordability. They are designing the space to meet five key design principles around employee wellbeing, sustainability, flexibility, digital technology and global connection. During the design process, RLB has been offering cost consultancy services and strategic advice with regards to creating this new hub. RLB’s London fit-out team looks to work with a number of not-for-profit partners as part of its corporate and social responsibility strategy and is currently involved in delivering approximately 3.4 million sq ft in the capital city and in line with the firm’s social value ethos. Andy Fettes-Brown, Head of Cost Consultancy for London, RLB UK comments: “As part of our international, national and regional strategy, we believe that it is important to give back our experience, skill set and experience within the industry we service.  Partnering with WaterAid to support them in their new London office was a project where we felt we could offer this expertise in a way that could truly benefit them.” Fiona Lavery, Head of UK People Management at WaterAid says: “Our mission is to change normal and make clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene part of normal life for everyone, everywhere by 2030.  The environment and workplace culture we create and work within has a huge impact on our ability to achieve this mission.   We are extremely grateful to RLB for providing its costs consultancy services pro bono to support us on this journey. We want to create a workplace that enables our staff to do their best work; a place where we bring people together from across the countries where WaterAid works and a connecting hub for our partners and supporters.”  RLB UK is working on WaterAid’s relocation alongside Project Managers, Blackburn & Co, and Morgan Lovell as main contractors on the project.

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SENIOR APPOINTMENT SIGNALS INFRASTRUCTURE EXPANSION FOR RLB

Leading independent construction, property and management consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB UK) announces the appointment of industry heavyweight, Andrew Stamps, as National Head of Infrastructure with immediate effect.  This announcement is the latest in a series from RLB UK, marking the firm’s continuing growth as it heads into a new financial year. Stamps, who previously worked as a Director at Turner & Townsend, has over 30 years’ worth of experience of commercial leadership in the delivery of major infrastructure projects and frameworks including projects with Scottish Water, Sellafield Ltd, URENCO, Anglian Water, Eon, Severn Trent Water, Network Rail, Highways England, Birmingham Airport and Transport for Greater Manchester. RLB UK already works on significant infrastructure projects both globally and nationally with the sector equating to 10% of its UK turnover in 2018/19. The firm estimates that by 2030 this will grow to 20%. Mark Weaver, RLB UK Board Director, comments, “Although we have been working in the Infrastructure sector for many years, bringing Andrew in to head up this area reinforces the importance of this market to us.  Underpinning our growth strategy, we are committed to having first rate talent in our business to be able to provide the best services to our clients and Andrew’s experience is second to none.” Andrew Stamps, Partner and National Head of Infrastructure at RLB UK, comments, “It is an exciting time at RLB. It is a company that is rapidly growing across the services it offers and the sectors it provides those services in. I am looking forward to working with the existing team and clients to help build this area of the business and be part of the senior management team that can deliver on our growth aspirations.”

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RLB UK APPOINTS INDUSTRY EXPERT AS HEAD OF PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT

Leading independent construction, property and management consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall UK (RLB UK) strengthens its Programme Management arm with the appointment of Darron Cox as its National Head of Programme Management as it looks to develop the service offering to a projected 30% of its UK business. Darron has over 20 years’ experience as an expert commercial leader, programme director and business consultant gained in both the private sector, for organisations including Atkins Ltd, PwC LLP and AECOM, and the UK public sector. Most recently he wasleading complex procurement and commercial programmes across Europe, Middle East, India and Africa as part of AECOM’s Management Services business. Andrew Reynolds, RLB UK and Global Board Director comments “We are delighted to welcome Darron to RLB UK as a Partner and to lead our Programme Management service, his wide range of experience is a superb addition to our team. Programme management is a significant and growing service in our portfolio that we forecast will represent 30% of our business by 2030 and Darron’s appointment further boosts our capability in this dynamic area.” Darron added: “RLB UK has an excellent reputation in delivering complex programmes and I am excited to be joining the team and building on the business’ recent growth in this area. I am looking forward to continuing this momentum and working with clients across all our sectors, strengthening our UK presence.” RLB UK’s programme management clients include the Department for Work & Pensions, McDonald’s, Sodexo and Tesco.

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RLB UK Announces New Partner

Rider Levett Bucknall UK (RLB UK), the leading independent construction, property and management consultant, has appointed David Litherland, the industry expert and previous Deloitte Real Estate Director, as its new Partner. He will be in charge of RLB Manchester’s cost management team, together with the existing Partner, Ilyas Patel. David has an experience of over 38 years in the construction industry for both the public and the private capital investments. He has previously held a few senior management positions, such as being the director at Hargreaves Jones, EC Harris, Arcadis, AYH PLC, and Deloitte Real Estate. He commented on this new partnership that he is “delighted to be joining RLB in Manchester at such an exciting time. I’m looking forward to working with the team who are supporting some really innovative projects for clients including several significant Private Rental Sector schemes in Manchester and Liverpool as well as a number of landmark regional projects.” Russel Bolton, Managing Partner at RLB in Manchester, also said that the company is happy to welcome David into their team at Manchester. “David’s wealth of knowledge and experience across the commercial and residential sectors – particularly in the hotel market – will be a great asset to our customers and our business as a whole. As we head into 2018, our team here in Manchester is now double the size it was a year ago as we continue to grow our business across the region.” Rider Levett Bucknall is an independent construction, property, and management consultant, providing advice focused on the cost, quality, and sustainability of the built environment. Founded in 1962, the company currently has over 3,600 staff operating from more than 120 offices worldwide. It is a global leader in the market and due to its international reach it can provide services in accordance with the latest innovations and examples of best practice in sectors such as commercial, education, sport, infrastructure, retail, and residential.

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Rider Levett Bucknall Expands and Makes New Appointments

Rider Levett Bucknall, or RLB, the leading independent construction, property and management consultancy company has announced that they will be launching a new dedicated Contract Advisory service. This service will work to deliver specialist advice to RLB’s customers, and covers all aspects of procurement and contract drafting and negotiations as well as dispute avoidance and dispute resolution. The Contract Advisory service will be headed up by Aziz Mehtajee. Aziz joined RLB from Arcadis and has been involved in the launch of this new service. Aziz is known for being an authority on procurement as well as contract advice. He also has more than 25 years of experience from a wide variety of construction projects that have taken place within the public, utilities, infrastructure and private sectors. The Head of Advisory services at RLB, Mark Schumann has said that the independent construction, property and management consultants are delighted to launch this new Contract Advisory Service and that the company’s new offering builds on the work that has been put into this area already, and another example of how the company is able to respond to and assist their customers. Aziz Mehtajee the new Contract Advisory head has said that the changes are a part of a very exciting time for the company and that RLB are already at work on a number of commissions in the UK. One of these commissions is helping the Centre for Environmental Fisheries & Aquaculture Science and Mulbury City with their procurements. RLB has also be instructed on a quantum expert commission that is connected to a dispute on an infrastructure contract. The independent consultants have also been joined by Karolina Grzegorek, who has joined the company as a senior Consultant. Karolina will be an asset to the company and has experience in advising and implementing strategic procurement solutions as well as contracting strategies for the public and private sectors.

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