Council chooses Scotts to help dispose of its surplus premises
North East Lincolnshire Council has selected Scotts as the provider of professional property services as it embarks on a programme of sales of surplus premises.
The Town Hall Street firm, headed in Grimsby by partner Lawrence Brown, will act on behalf of the local authority when it comes to handling the freehold assets.
Properties are likely to include former schools, depots and offices which are no longer required by the council.
Leader of NELC, and cabinet member responsible for asset management, Councillor Chris Shaw, said: "It is important that the council deals with its surplus assets in a transparent and professional manner.
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"When appointing advisors we make sure that they have the appropriate skills, expertise and ability for us to ensure the best return for the residents of North East Lincolnshire."
Scotts arrived in Grimsby a year after the unitary authority had been established, with founder Malcolm Scott having previously served in the town as a regional development surveyor for Prudential. He launched Scotts in Hull in 1990.
Mr Brown said: "We are delighted to have been successful in being awarded this work. We have a very good reputation of working with both private sector and public sector clients and have acted for North East Lincolnshire Council for a number of years on a variety of other projects."