Clancy Appointed on Argyll & Bute Council Framework
Article posted on: 4th August 2015
Clancy Consulting are delighted to have recently been appointed as one of three structural consultants on a new framework with Argyll and Bute Council, Scotland.
The framework will provide guidance and advice to the Council on areas including:
• below ground drainage,
• groundwork’s such as trial pits,
• structural defects and
• building alterations affecting structural stability of fabric and walls.
Argyll and Bute (A&B) Council’s region was formed in 1996 when it was carved out of the Strathclyde region, originally created in 1975. Operating out of Lochgilphead (chosen for its central location) the council’s region covers 6,909 km2 and is the second largest administrative area of any Scottish Council. The area covered includes some of the Western Isles, in 2010 A&B’s total population was 88,000.
Argyll and Bute is one of 32 unitary authority council areas, whereby it is fully responsible for all local government functions within its area. This increased level of autonomy and responsibility allows the council to perform additional functions which, if required in an authority outside of the 32 recognised unitary authority council areas would fall to the responsibility of the national government or a higher level of sub-national government to implement.
The image below depicts the enormity of land mass governed by the council.
Encompassing such a large area separated by water at multiple points can present its challenges; for example due to the amount of islands within the administrative area shipping and distribution can prove more difficult.
Clancy Consulting will work in partnership with the council at every stage of the project to ensure we are managing the jobs cost effectively and taking into account any challenges faced as part of the projects on the framework.