A growing surveying and consents management practice has been appointed onto a framework by National Grid for the first time in its history – as it supports the transition to net zero.
Ardent, which has offices in London, Birmingham, Warrington, Leeds, Glasgow and Dublin, has been appointed to the National Grid’s UK Land and Property (UKLP) framework for Land Rights and Land Referencing.
The five-year framework – with an option for a further three years – will see Ardent support National Grid’s transition to connect more renewable energy to homes and businesses in England and Wales.
Ardent, which employs 125 staff and plans to double by 2026, is the only new supplier to be added to the framework, with work starting in September.
The company will be providing expertise around land rights, land referencing and land assembly in order to bring projects to fruition.
Nick Dexter, Senior Director and Head of Utilities, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed by National Grid on to its UKLP framework.
“This is further evidence of Ardent’s growth and is part of our strategy to double in size over the next three years.
“As a business, we have made great strides in recent years and this is a further example of that work, we look forward to working with the team at National Grid in delivering the transition to net zero.”
Prem Gabbi, Director of UK Land and Property at National Grid, said: “Working together with our supply chain, we are embedding a results-driven culture as we strive to continue delivering for our customers and achieving our ambitious targets around net zero and the clean energy transition.
“We look forward to building and strengthening our relationship with Ardent as we enable wider National Grid to keep the lights on and the energy flowing for millions of British households.”