Combined green, street cleansing and waste collection services
Over the past five years, The Landscape Group has pioneered the delivery of combined clean and green services to Local Authorities. More recently we have used the term Outdoor Facilities Management to describe this integrated service in the public realm.
We have demonstrated that in combining grounds maintenance with street cleansing services performed by The Landscape Group, clients can leverage the cost synergies that arise from the provision of multi service contracts but without encountering the risks inherent in employing a non-specialist contractor on horticultural and landscapes maintenance services. We are therefore able to offer clients a truly best of both worlds solution in this regard.
An integrated Clean and Green service (Outdoor FM) also has a number of other important benefits to clients. It is the intention of all local authorities to deliver a joined up service to its customers. The Landscape Group integrates its works planning so that features are maintained in a logical sequence, often on the same day. The propensity for a seemingly un-planned or un-integrated service to lead to customer complaints is high. An example of this would be to get the planning and delivery of litter collection, grass cutting and street sweeping in the wrong order, which is often the case where these services are delivered by separate contractors.
A recent extension to the Outdoor FM concept is to combine domestic waste collection with the clean and green services into one integrated service. The Landscape Group has entered into a strategic partnership with Biffa Waste Management Limited (see link below) to offer this service which extends the concept of a best of both worlds solution to a best of all worlds solution. The partnership recently mobilised contracts with East Hampshire District Council and Winchester City Council. In these contracts, clients receive all of the cost benefits of a large multi-service contract whilst at the same time ensuring that each individual element of the service is delivered by industry experts.
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