Melton Borough Council

Council wins national property award for excellence

Published Wednesday, 2nd December 2015

Melton Borough Council has won this year’s prestigious ACES Award for Excellence in property management 2015

ACES is the Association of Chief Estates Surveyors and Property Managers in the public sector and it comprises of the professional heads of property and asset management services in local authorities in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The award was presented by the incoming President of ACES Jeremy Pilgrim to David Blanchard, Corporate Property Officer, representing the property team at Melton Borough Council in Edinburgh on Friday 13th November 2015. The award recognised the project for “achieving an exemplary outcome to provide a multi local service facility at Parkside, Melton Mowbray. “The Council has a vision of improved local service delivery through closer collaboration with other public services, third sector and private sector organisations and it now hosts sixteen separate organisations delivering services to customers at the site.

The project is considered a good example of asset planning over a number of years and has a wide range of positive outcomes, these include regeneration of the Town Station Site and Burton St, helping to grow the local economy. Higher levels of customer satisfaction at Parkside because the customer has easy access to a wide range of services that are all working closely together to help improve outcomes.

Cashable efficiencies have been achieved through improved space utilisation , paper light initiatives ,shared facilities and economies of scale . In addition to the annual savings in excess of £200k per annum the Council sold the Nottingham Road site to Sainsburys generating a significant capital for the Council.

Byron Rhodes Leader of the Council and the Lead Member for Resources stated:

“We are delighted to have received this prestigious Award from ACES and to have gained national recognition for the work that we have done with our Partners to make Parkside a success story”