Liverpool-based team at the national property consultancy will take the lead and its remit will include acquisitions and disposals, estate management and valuation. Tony McDonough reports
A team from the Liverpool office of property consultancy GVA will take the lead on a new contract to provide estates and property management services to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).
GVA was awarded the contact via the Crown Commercial Services Framework, following a competitive tender process and its remit will include acquisitions and disposals, estate management and valuation.
Based at St Paul’s Square in Liverpool city centre, the firm’s energy and natural resources team will deliver consultancy advice in relation to business rates, project management, planning, and building services.
It will draw on expertise from across GVA’s network of regional offices in Manchester, Cardiff, Birmingham, London, Newcastle and Edinburgh with support from the remainder of its office network as required.
Patrick Whitby at GVA said: “We are delighted to have extended our involvement with the NDA Group for a further three years and to be able to support its decommissioning mission.
“Our work, which involves seven GVA offices and six business departments, is a great example of the strength and depth of our teams and the potential that can be realised through effective collaborative working.”
The NDA’s role is to deliver the decommissioning and clean-up of UK civil nuclear facilities, such as nuclear power stations, that are no longer operational.
It does not directly manage the UK’s nuclear sites. It oversees the work through contracts with specially designed companies known as Site Licence Companies. The NDA determines the overall strategy and priorities for managing decommissioning.