We would like to welcome people delivering services for Urban Vision who will be joining Salford City Council from 1 February. Urban Vision is a partnership between the council, Capita and Galliford Try, which has delivered planning and building control, highways and infrastructure and property and regeneration services in Salford since 2005.
We have been carrying out an extensive programme of work with our partners Capita and Galliford Try to ensure Urban Vision services coming back to the council will be delivered smoothly and employees have everything they need for their roles. Property, highways and infrastructure, planning and building control services will return to the council after the contract with Urban Vision finishes on 31 January.
All Urban Vision partners greatly appreciate the hard work and dedication their employees have given over the years. This has provided a strong foundation for the council to deliver these services and draw upon their knowledge and expertise in reaching Salford’s growth potential.
Bringing these services back will help the council to maximise social value for the city, generating employment and training opportunities and benefiting local businesses.
Salford as a city has changed dramatically in recent years and is growing fast, which makes this an exciting time to join us. More people than ever are choosing Salford as a place to live, work, invest and visit.
Unprecedented private and public investment over the last ten years, including internationally recognised regeneration around MediaCityUK, has transformed Salford from its post-industrial roots. Salford’s economy is growing well above regional and national averages. The business base has diversified and grown with new jobs in digital, creative and tech sector and this is just the start.
The city has a bold new vision to deliver 40,000 new homes and 40,000 new jobs by 2040. And there is strong reason to believe that the city can deliver this growth.
MediaCityUK is set to double in size; Port Salford an inland port and industrial and logistics hub will deliver more than 5 million sq. ft. of space; the Royal Horticultural Society’s fifth garden will open in summer 2020 and we are just in the process of securing a developer partner for the £2.5bn development opportunity for Salford Crescent.