Essentia secures crowning glory and wins one of five places on prestigious public-sector framework

Essentia secures crowning glory and wins one of five places on prestigious public-sector framework

29th August 2017 – The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has formally announced that Essentia Trading Ltd, the healthcare planning and infrastructure consultancy, has been successful in its bid to be selected for the public-sector framework for Estates Professional Services.  Essentia beat off the competition to secure one of only five places on two of the regional lots:  Lot 2A – East Anglia and Lot 2C -London and the South East.1

The Crown Commercial Service Framework Award is hotly contested with limited places for suppliers.  Sixteen suppliers bid for Lot 2A and twenty-two bid for Lot 2C.  Essentia received the highest final score for both regions and secured first place in quality for both the London and South-East bid and the East Anglia region bid.

CCS supports the public sector to achieve maximum commercial value when procuring common goods and services.


Pleased with the news Stephen Edgar, Property Consultancy Director at Essentia, commented; “We’re delighted to have been awarded a place on this prestigious framework, to deliver innovative property expertise to the public sector in London, the South East and East Anglia.

“Given the vast public-sector estate in these areas, we are fully aware of how competitive this framework is. We are looking forward to helping regional organisations reduce property costs, rationalise surplus assets, identify savings and opportunities and generate income from land and buildings.”

Essentia will act as Lead Consultant on any projects commissioned and will sub-contract and manage niche requirements to strategic partners Ingleton Wood LLP (a multi-disciplinary property and construction consultancy) and Tanner Rose (business rates and compulsory purchase advice specialists).

Ian Tanner, Partner at Tanner Rose, confirmed that; “Tanner Rose is delighted to be assisting Essentia as a Strategic Partner on this Framework contract.  Today there’s so much happening currently concerning business rates that impacts on clients’ costs in development and asset management, particularly in the rating of specialised properties unique to the public sector.  We look forward to assisting our Partners in delivering real cost savings and strategic advice in these key areas”.

Stuart Norgett, Partner, Ingleton Wood LLP, also said; ‘On behalf of Ingleton Wood LLP I can confirm that we are very proud to be part of a consortium with Essentia, with whom we have worked collaboratively in the past. It is an honour to be part of such a prestigious framework. We are excited about delivering work for these clients.”

Under the framework for Estates Professional Services, Essentia may be required to offer strategic advice including the preparation and development of an estate strategy, along with building surveying services, disposal of freehold and leasehold property, plus lend general advice and guidance on estate and property management.2

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Notes to Editors

About Essentia Trading Ltd

Launched in 2013, Essentia Trading Ltd is a commercial arm of Essentia, a business wholly owned by Guys’ and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.  Operating as a separate limited liability company and employing over 50 people, Essentia Trading combines business acumen with public sector values to ensure organisations become more efficient and more effective.  All profits are invested back into the NHS.

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1 Geographical areas covered in Lot 2A and Lot 2C

Lot 2A – East Anglia








Lot 2C – London and South East



East Sussex

West Sussex




2 Services supplied LOT 2 – Regional Panels

Estates Services:

Strategic Advice (including preparation and development of an Estate strategy)

Development Consultancy and Advice

Acquisition of Freehold and Leasehold Property

Building Surveying Services

Pre-acquisition property

Existing Property

General Advice on Estate and Property Management

General Estate and Property Management Duties

Disposal of Freehold and Leasehold Property

Rent Reviews

Lease Breaks and Lease Expires

Lease Renewals


Landlord and Tenant Issues including Landlord Consents, Service Charges and Claims

Rating Support Services

Rating Appeals



Compulsory Purchase

Daylighting, Sunlighting, Overshadowing and Rights of Light

Party Wall Awards

Way-leaves and Easements

Other Neighbourly Matters