As well as the companies within our Group, we also work in partnership with other companies and organisations on a range of projects.
Equity Solutions is the private sector partner in three LIFT companies – Community 1st Oldham, Community 1st Sheffield and Community 1st Cornwall.
Each of these is a long-term partnership between the public and private sectors – 60% Equity Solutions and 40% Community Health Partnerships (an NHS organisation). We have a strategic partnering agreement with local partners and provide expert estate management, development and support services to infrastructure projects and partnerships that make a difference to local communities across these regions.
These partnerships harness the expertise and skills of both the public and private sectors to successfully deliver improvements to community facilities.
Projects delivered as part of these partnerships include: Oldham Integrated Care Centre, Chadderton Wellbeing Centre, Truro Health Park, Cornwall Food Processing Unit, Jordan thorpe Health Centre, Foxhill Medical Centre, and a range of capital works and improvement projects for the NHS.
We also provide facilities and property management services to all the LIFT buildings developed within these partnerships.
In recent years we have become more involved in education and, via a range of partnerships, we provide services to a number of education organisations.
Free school programme
Blue Sky has partnered with off-site construction company McAvoy to develop cost effective off-site construction solutions for permanent school buildings across England. This partnership has successfully bid for and won three contracts with the Education Funding Agency to deliver 13 schools within 18 months. The total value of the contract is £53m.
Designed by Blue Sky, these off-site constructed buildings are permanent and robust structures that offer the same flexibility and security of traditional buildings but provide a greater value for money and faster delivery, without compromising on the quality and attractiveness of the building.