The Landscape Group has been awarded a seven-year grounds maintenance contract (with potential two-year extension) worth £1.1m per annum with Elmbridge Borough Council, commencing on 1st April 2015.
Elmbridge is one of the UK’s greenest boroughs and has frequently been named as one the most desirable places to live in the UK. The borough boasts over 1million m2 of recreational green spaces including numerous parks and sports pitches for the benefit of its residents.
The Landscape Group has worked with Elmbridge Borough Council for nearly 20 years, delivering maintenance services across the borough’s highways and cemeteries. The new contract consolidates all grounds maintenance services, including security patrolling, into one package. This enables the borough to benefit from further economies of scale with greater consistency of service from a single management team. The new partnership will further strengthen the management approach to the maintenance of these green spaces by establishing five specialist teams who will work throughout Elmbridge.
The Landscape Group will also take greater ownership of contract performance monitoring using its bespoke monitoring system to ensure that standards are consistently met or exceeded. Elmbridge will also benefit from a fleet of brand new, multi-purpose machinery, which will improve the finish and the efficiency of maintenance works.
Transferring staff will gain access to The Landscape Group’s comprehensive training schemes, available for all staff at every level of the business. David Brew, Operations Director for The Landscape Group comments:
“We are thrilled to have been chosen by Elmbridge Borough Council to care for the area’s many green spaces and look forward to welcoming transferring staff to The Landscape Group on April 1st.”