Long before the phrase ‘Northern Powerhouse’ was coined, Capita and Salford City Council’s pioneering Urban Vision partnership was already looking at innovative ways to transform a key Northern City by generating both efficiencies and opportunities for growth.
Urban Vision, the joint venture between Capita, the Council and Galliford Try, was formed in 2005 as a 12/15 year Partnership that is now to be extended to 2020. So what has been achieved in the first 11 and a half years of the contract, and what can we expect over the coming years?
Urban Vision was the first partnership of its kind when it was formed. It aimed to harness the expert skills from across the property, planning, design and highway services, bringing together the best from both the public and private sectors.
Its key focus was to deliver savings for Salford City Council by generating efficiencies, while at the same time offering opportunities for income and growth for the authority.
These are just some of the touch points that highlight the success of Urban Vision so far:
Urban Vision has been a valuable partner since we first formed the alliance. The partnership extension will provide further efficiency gains and more savings for the Council, without affecting service quality and performance. “Working with our joint venture partners, we are committed to supporting the unprecedented growth within the City through the continued provision of excellent services on a ‘Salford First’ principle.
Jim Taylor Salford’s City Director
I just wanted to say how thrilled we are with our new building. Our children and their families, staff and governors are all so impressed – the expression ‘WOW!’ has been heard many times this last week.K, Partridge, Headteacher at St Luke’s C of E Primary School
The project incorporated green infrastructure by using sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS). SuDS reduce flood risk and improve water quality by slowing down rainwater flow.Urban Vision
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