Leading project and facilities management company, Concerto, has been awarded a new contract with Blackburn with Darwen Council. The council is a corporate landlord for over 600 properties in the north west of England and has a long-term estates management agreement with Capita.
The Concerto software will support a range of maintenance and project activities including planned preventative and reactive maintenance, supply chain management and performance monitoring, as well as project programme management and estates management, a module principally for use by the Capita team. The deployment of the mobile app for the supply chain will streamline the process and improve communication, as will the interface with the council’s finance systems for both accounts payable and receivable.
“The new contract with Blackburn with Darwen Council establishes a technology platform that creates an holistic view of the estate for the council as well as driving the estates strategy review. As part of the mobilisation plan we are consolidating functionality from a number of existing systems into our Concerto software. The goal is to create interfaces for stakeholders and improve the data and information to support day to day operations as well as strategic decision making,” said Kevan Davey, Managing Director, Concerto.
Concerto would like to welcome all at Perth and Kinross Council to our user group, having won the bid to provide the Council with a new Corporate Property Asset Management System.
The Concerto solution will be implemented to support and facilitate the delivery of their comprehensive, life cycle approach to corporate property asset management, in accordance with the Scottish system.
The Council’s estate currently comprises of approximately 1,500 operational and non-operational assets and land titles and operationally, thousands of planned and reactive maintenance orders are placed with contractors each year.
The Council sought a user friendly, centralised solution, which would offer the council a single reliable view of corporate property assets across all functions and support remote access from workers in the field.
The Concerto solution offers an, easy to use yet comprehensive and pro-active solution with customisable dashboards and flexible access for all authorised users.
“Perth and Kinross sought to work with a company with a ‘proven track record’ in the public sector and we are delighted to have been selected. We are looking forward to working together and we look forward to the solution facilitating further efficiency savings for the council.”
Kevan Davey, Managing Director, Concerto
The Manchester Town Hall project is a major programme of refurbishment and transformation including the Town Hall Extension, Central Library, Library Walk and St Peter’s Square and has a project value of £100m. For this dynamic project, Manchester City council were inspired to use the project’s BIM data, not only as a resource for the design and construction phase, but also to deliver benefits to Manchester in the FM phase, during the complex, operational life of the assets.
BIM was not a contractual requirement for this project but rather served as a testing ground for the success of BIM in a large scale public sector transformation project, not only during the design and build phase but also, essentially, during the operational, phase. Concerto’s involvement was to help drive benefits during this phase through the provision of their BIM enabled FM solution.
The Concerto team’s continuous work in conjunction with our clients results in many new possibilities for the use of the Concerto suite across organisations.
Here we take a look at once such example at The London Borough of Waltham Forest Council where we have been working closely on a number of developments.
The London Borough of Waltham Forest Council uses the Concerto suite of software to centralise their data across the council. Concerto Projects is used in the property division to organise and manage their internal strategic property projects and our asset management suite, Concerto Sites was employed in 2013 to manage their entire property and asset portfolio. Since then, we have worked closely with the council to integrate several modules into our system including our tenancy module and also our CAD.net module, used in conjunction with CAD Capture to import operational sites drawings.