What we do
We create buildings that make lives better
With strong roots in the public sector, we’re a business that believes in giving back. So, whatever the scope of a project, we make it a positive experience, focusing on value and efficiency to help you achieve more, whatever your budget.
All of projects begin with a commitment to making a valuable, sustainable impact on people’s lives; to make a difference, open up opportunities and go beyond expectations, including yours.
So, from the first spark of an idea – through design, delivery, handover and beyond – our team stays right by your side, supporting you to make your project a success.
Early engagement and project brief
We’ll help your project get off to the very best start, supporting you with everything from strategic definition and briefing to concept design, feasibility reports and cost planning.
Full design development
Once your concept’s in place, we’ll fully develop your design with technical, structural, mechanical and electrical detailing, plus procurement of all the resources you need.
Construction and management
Every building project brings its own complexities, but we’ll be here to project manage yours, keeping it moving smoothly and efficiently, all the way through to completion.
Occupation, maintenance and repairs
We deliver planned and reactive repair services for a whole range of properties, helping you look after your investments and the people who live, learn, work and play in them.
Not sure what you need?
No problem. Tell us a bit about you and your project and we’ll show you how we can help.
Handpicked services or end-to-end support
Every project is different, so we’ll work closely with you to define what you need, and how we’ll deliver it (and more) within your budget.
We can manage the entire lifecycle of your project, from concept to completion, or look after specific, handpicked elements where you need specialist support.
Our experienced team can also procure services and provide ongoing maintenance and repairs for your properties, looking after them – and their users – long term.
The way we work
Whatever kind of built environment project you’re planning, we’ll help you make it a genuine success, long into the future.
As project managers, designers, architects, engineers and construction specialists, we’re all committed to creating efficient, inspiring buildings that really benefit their communities.
From the outset, we’ll establish what you want to achieve, and which of our services you need. From there, we’ll collaborate with you, your stakeholders and your end users – as well as our trusted delivery partners – to bring those aspirations to life.
We‘re delighted to have the new unit. Families can now benefit from the best facilities, as well as the extra hours.Susan Laplanche, Head at Robert Mellors Primary
Drawing on our experience
We’ve worked on a huge range of buildings, from schools designed around their pupils to libraries filled with flexible spaces – and from secure rehabilitation units to public service hubs for housing, blue light and social care. We’ve learnt from every single one, and we bring that learning to each new project, whatever sector it’s in.
Our designs are functional, user focused and aesthetically pleasing, creating exceptional places to work and play. But whatever stage of the journey you bring us on board, you’ll find we’re focused on delivering real value, in-depth support and complete peace of mind.
Proud to be part of Scape
Arc Partnership is part of Scape, a framework contracting authority combining powerful public sector roots with the ability to harness the very best private-sector expertise.
With buying power of £12 billion, Scape commands highly competitive rates from the strongest delivery teams in the marketplace, supported by an extensive local supply chain. They’ve a 99% success rate in meeting project timescales, 98% in meeting project budgets, all whilst meeting your local spend targets – with £4bn worth in live commissions being delivered right now.
For you, that means the ability to tap into fully vetted, costed services from trusted delivery partners, committed to social value. It’s a process designed to make procurement easy and, of course, we’ll be with you all the way.
Robert Mellors Early Years Unit
With the Little Herons building we set out to provide much needed early years accommodation that was functional, sympathetic to its environment and unimposing to the local playing fields.View Project
Orchard SEN school and Newark Day Services
We’re excited to be designing and project managing an ambitious project to replace an existing SEN school and day services with a striking new facility.View Project
With so many libraries across the country facing closure, we were asked to regenerate the ageing facilities at Beeston, helping to keep its doors open and its community engaged.View Project