Arup, working with Arcadis and Mott MacDonald, has been named as Bristol City Council’s new strategic partner to aid the delivery of new infrastructure, homes and regeneration across the city.
Following contract award last week, the strategic partner will join the local authority in a new long-term Capital Strategic Partnership, accelerating the delivery of a range of infrastructure and building projects and creating new jobs across the city.
Arup, Arcadis and Mott MacDonald will support the council as it carries out work across the city of Bristol to meet the city-wide ambitions of the One City Plan.
Launched in January 2019, the One City Plan sets out Bristol’s ambitions by 2050, and how city partners will work together to make Bristol a better place for all to live.
As part of the new partnership, Arcadis together with Arup and Mott MacDonald will provide a full range of benefits including:
Generating more jobs through local employment
Flexible additional capacity to enable the provision of all resources necessary to deliver quality outcomes;
Supporting and enabling innovation whilst offering an appropriate balance and management of project risk;
Helping to develop council internal processes / procedures
Growing internal competency and support culture change through two-way knowledge transfer and upskilling of the council in-house team
Drive social value initiatives within the city, including assisting the growth of businesses.
Bristol City Councillor, Craig Cheney, Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Finance, Governance and Performance, said:
“Bristol is a growing, attractive city for investment, but we know this comes with challenges. As we navigate the city through the crisis, it is vital we work together and collaboratively to make sure our city’s values are at the heart of the recovery.
“Our new relationship with Arcadis, supported by Arup and Mott MacDonald, means we can leverage the council’s capacity and expertise to better develop infrastructure plans, build homes and deliver for Bristol. With the help of three global professional leaders sharing our ambition, we will grow a healthier, inclusive and more sustainable city.
“We look forward to working together in this partnership, continuing our city and economy’s renewal and recovery through to the other side of the pandemic; to deliver a better Bristol for all residents, businesses and visitors.”