Ruth Mitchell

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Sanderson Weatherall set up team to support public-private partnerships

Chartered surveyors Sanderson Weatherall has created a new consultancy team to offer development and management advice to clients dealing with the public sector.

In the current economic climate, the public sector is no longer able to assist businesses in the traditional ‘gap-funding sense’, or by site acquisitions and pump priming of sites. However, they continue to hold a number of major land and property assets that can be used to aid property development.

Sanderson Weatherall hopes to help businesses understand the requirements of public-private partnerships to allow businesses to flourish.

Richard Farr, head of regeneration at Sanderson Weatherall said: ““Whilst there are major schemes and a number of sophisticated delivery structures there will also be a number of smaller discrete schemes which may be deliverable through more traditional methods.

“We are also equipped to advise or project manage this type of project for a range of public sector clients including Parish Councils who will become more prominent in smaller schemes due to the government’s localism agenda.”

The team will be headed by Simon Elliot, who has previously worked on a number of public and private sector commercial and residential developments. He hopes to help businesses achieve the maximum impact from public sector assets as funds become increasingly scarce.

He added: “In the continuing aftermath of the Corporate Spending Review (CSR), a number of public bodies are under pressure to make cost savings at a time when, in many cases, their own in-house capacity has been reduced or potentially merged with other authorities.”

“The team I am heading up provides specific expertise in development and management consultancy which the clients can draw on as and when required.”

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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