A string of council contract wins across the South East has helped property consultant Eddisons’ public sector property and land portfolio top £1bn.
Reading Borough Council has appointed Eddisons, which is part of the Begbies Traynor Group, to bring the site of its former Civic Centre (pictured), which was demolished in 2016, to the market this summer through a formal procurement process.
Since October last year, Eddisons’ public sector team has added Cambridgeshire, Reading and Dudley councils to its list of local authority clients, which also includes Southampton and Enfield councils.
The contracts were secured via the firm’s status as a newly approved supplier on the Government’s Crown Commercial Service (CCS) estate management services framework.
Eddisons’ head of public sector, Javid Patel, said: “As local authorities and other public sector organisations increasingly turn to us for fresh ideas and new direction on stalled capital projects and masterplans, we are rapidly building a reputation for bringing innovative new thinking to problematic portfolios and development sites.
“As we emerge from the pandemic, clients are seeing immense value in appointing us as an alternative adviser in areas such as build to rent (BTR), residential, extra care housing, commercial portfolios and town centre regeneration.
“We look forward to growing our market share in the public sector still further as part of our wider strategic business plan.”
Eddisons was confirmed as an approved supplier on the CCS estate management framework in summer last year. The framework is available to all UK public sector bodies when commissioning real-estate advice.