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A JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN LEEDS CITY COUNCIL AND NORSE CONSULTING

Leeds City Council

Services

  • Architecture
  • Carbon Reduction
  • Refurbishment
Name

ANDREW TANSLEY

PARTNERSHIP DIRECTORBSc (Hons), Business Law Degree, CIARB, LLB (Hons)
Telephone
07770 738730
Email
Andrew.Tansley@nps.co.uk
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"I have been a part of NPS Leeds for the last 6 years, and I have been Partnership Director over the previous 3 years. During that time, I have been very proud to manage a team of talented and dedicated construction professionals who have delivered a diverse range of projects in terms of size and complexity. The organisation has almost tripled in size since its inception in 2012, and the team is honoured to be working with Leeds City Council in helping to deliver their Capital Programme of works."

Project Summary

Working with LCC, the aim of the Joint Venture was to modernise the service and draw upon expertise across Norse Consulting to deliver major improvements to the service.

The team has grown over the past 10 years from 28 staff initially to 78. Leeds City Council were enthusiastic to partner with NPS Leeds as the company could provide a true multi-disciplinary service for the authority.

Over the last ten years, NPS Leeds has contributed and continues to contribute to the local economy in many ways: by employing and spending locally; through the delivery of key public projects; in developing the skills of the workforce; by improving environmental performance; and by supporting the local community.

The 10 years of the JV have seen many changes and innovative ideas developed. Innovations range from delivering more sustainable lighting schemes, carbon-reducing heating solutions and greywater harvesting schemes to major decarbonisation schemes for the Council’s education buildings. The paragraphs below provide more detailed information regarding the changes.

NPS Leeds is fortunate in its partnership with Leeds City Council insofar as the City has a wealth of historic buildings on which we have been able to work.
Current projects include re-roofing work and interior remodelling of the Leeds Town Hall, similar projects for the City’s Art Gallery and Central Library, interior work on the Civic Hall, the City Museum, Temple Newsam House, Lotherton Hall the City Varieties Theatre.

Work in these settings is both challenging and rewarding. Several of these buildings had elements of their historic assets boarded over in the 1970s. Discovering what was behind the boarding was a revelation in many ways.

In support of the construction industry’s continuing journey towards BIM, NPS Leeds currently employs a BIM Systems Manager to oversee our projects; the majority of the staff have been trained, and Revit is now NPS Leeds’ software of choice.

Project Overview

NPS Leeds is a Joint Venture with Leeds City Council (LCC) which commenced in February 2012 and is currently running until April 2032, having recently entered a new 10-year term.

Project Impact

Over the last ten years, NPS Leeds has contributed and continues to contribute to the local economy in many ways: by employing and spending locally; through the delivery of key public projects; in developing the skills of the workforce; by improving environmental performance; and by supporting the local community.

There is continuing interest in working with apprentices and NPS Leeds currently has five apprentices and three members of staff who have developed through the system.

NPS Leeds has developed initiatives to work with local children as part of the International Women’s Day celebrations with day-long sessions with the children to inform them of the potential careers in construction available for female students. This would have been an ongoing project had Covid not intervened.

Although the pandemic has had an effect on the charitable work NPS Leeds has been able to undertake, the Leeds office has an involvement with some local charities, eg the Joanna Project and has undertaken Pro Bono work for local Scouts and Grass Root Football Organisations.

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