Sheffield City Council appoints RLB as new delivery partner to support ambitious development plans

15th September 2021

Sheffield City Council has appointed construction, property and management consultancy Rider Levett Bucknall to its new Delivery Partner framework for 2021-2025.

The framework consists of a single source delivery model delivered by RLB UK supported by supply chain partners Arup, HLM Architects, Whittam Cox Architects and other consultants across the region. Put in place to support Sheffield City Council’s Capital Delivery Service, the framework will help manage the Council’s growing pipeline of projects. This forms part of the city-wide investment programmes designed to create a stronger, greener, fairer Sheffield for all.

Commenting on the new partnership, Councillor Terry Fox, Leader of Sheffield City Council said: “Sheffield City Council has ambitious build plans in place to continue to regenerate our city. In appointing our new single source delivery partner to support us, it was vital we found teams that are not only global experts and innovators but also have a real passion for Sheffield. RLB UK supported by Arup, HLM Architects and Whittam Cox Architects are bringing exactly those values to the framework and we are really looking forward to working with them.”

Matt Summerhill, Delivery Framework Manager and Managing Partner for RLB UK – Yorkshire & Humber said: “At RLB we are incredibly proud to have been appointed by Sheffield City Council to support them on the next phase of their regeneration of the city. Having had an office in the city for over 50 years, we understand the importance of being a positive influence on our local communities.  The opportunity to support a city that our staff live and work in, is a huge privilege”

The framework runs from July 2021 to June 2025 and covers every service within the build life cycle from principal design through to project management, sustainability services and civil engineering, with a focus on supporting Sheffield City Council’s journey to Net Carbon Zero. The first projects to go live include supporting on the successful Towns Fund investment for Stocksbridge; supporting the development of the Sustainable Transport plan for the city and enhancements to residential tower blocks and the Town Hall.

The RLB team is also working on a number of other high profile projects in the region with clients including  the University of Sheffield, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, South Yorkshire Police and Godwin Developments.

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