New Partnership for Bolton

Posted on Wednesday 5th September 2012

Dr Margaret Nelson

Groundwork and the University of Bolton have signed up to work together for the benefit of Bolton residents.

A Memorandum of Understanding drawn up by both organisations means both partners will support each other for the benefit of academic and environmental improvements across the town.

This new partnership with the University has a common goal to share knowledge and collaborate on Regeneration and Sustainable Communities research and provision. It will link people in communities with learning opportunities delivered here in Bolton and Groundwork will share its environmental expertise and knowledge with the university staff and students.

Tony Taylor Executive Director for Groundwork said: ‘This is a unique arrangement where we hope to integrate academic achievement with regeneration improvements here in Bolton, we see the talents of both organisations combining to create some innovative projects across the town and the partnership will help us to bring into Bolton much needed external funding. We are delighted to be working with the University and its professional staff.’

Dr Margaret Nelson, Reader in the Built Environment at the University, said: ‘Joining forces in partnership means finding common areas of interest, sharing intelligence and developing innovations for Bolton residents including our students. Through this collaboration we will build on each other’s strength to support each other’s efforts for the wider benefit of regeneration and sustainable communities – we look forward to a long and fruitful relationship with the Groundwork Trust.’ 

The University’s Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Rob Campbell, added: ‘The University of Bolton is delighted to have the opportunity to work in partnership with Groundwork to what, I am sure, will be our mutual benefit in difficult and uncertain times.’