MainStreet worked with Sopra Steria on a project with the Digital Ecosystem Unit (DEU) of the Scottish Government. The brief was to advise on the creation of an Organisation Design & Development (OD&D) practice within the unit, an advisory function for designing, building, running and scaling digital transformation initiatives for Scottish public services.
The project involved establishing an Outline Business Case (OBC), using HMT’s Five Case Model, for the OD&D practice, as well as associated roles, priorities and a roadmap to set up an effective practice. The work also included outlining processes, profiles and analysis criteria for assessing, establishing and moving to relevant organisational structures, and ensuring all guidance was aligned with the new Scottish Government 2017 digital strategy.
MainStreet was commissioned by Scottish Natural Heritage, together with Scottish Government, SFHA, Architecture and Design Scotland, the Central Scotland Green Network Trust, and the Glasgow & Clyde Valley Green Network Partnership, to research opportunities to deliver multiple benefits through the good design and maintenance of green infrastructure associated with new and existing social housing in Scotland.
The main focus of the research was on green infrastructure within the footprint of social housing sites, whilst also considering the role of adjacent green infrastructure and green space likely to be used by tenants. The study addressed how to deliver better GI in new social housing and how GI could be retrofitted in to existing social housing and integrated into existing regeneration schemes.
In November 2015, Glasgow City Foundation (GCF) appointed MainStreet Consulting to support it in its planning for the development of a new multi-purpose community facility in the Auchinairn area of East Dunbartonshire.
GCF is the charitable arm of Glasgow City Football Club, Scotland’s most successful woman’s football club, and its aims are to advance public participation in sport, education, learning and employability and provide recreational facilities for community participation. As well as a nursery and community centre, the Auchinairn facility will also be the UK’s first purpose built woman’s football stadium.
The project partners also include East Dunbartonshire Council (EDC) and East Dunbartonshire Leisure and Culture (EDLC). Our work included three phases and identified the optimum model for the partners to operate the facility together, the development of a business plan and a financial model.