Offices in Nottingham, London, Cardiff, Coleraine and Glasgow.

Scape Group is a public-sector organisation, dedicated to creating ongoing efficiency and social value via the built environment. Scape and its subsidiaries offer fully managed frameworks, property services, innovative design solutions, community investment opportunities and joint ventures.

Since first trading in 2006, the organisation has delivered over 2,400 public sector projects and commissions, and work with over 600 public bodies across the UK.

Arc Partnership is a joint venture company formed by Nottinghamshire County Council and Scape Group in 2016 and is focused on property design, programme management plus planned and reactive maintenance services to Nottinghamshire County Council.

Key Outcomes

  • A centralised, integrated network infrastructure, joining Scape and Arc Partnership as a single organisation
  • Implementation of a resilient and high-performance infrastructure utilising existing hardware
  • Simplifying the management of IT infrastructure across the group of companies
  • Enabling easier sharing and collaboration on Office 365 programmes by combining Scape and Arc Partnership into a single tenancy
  • Reducing costs by eliminating duplication

The Challenge

Scape wanted to integrate its network infrastructure with that of Arc Partnership’s, rationalising hardware and ensuring they were making best use of existing assets and investments.

The company recognised the large amount of work that would be involved in centralising domain roles and network subnets, while ensuring the business was not disrupted.

With such an extensive infrastructure across two distinct businesses, Scape’s internal ICT Manager needed full project support, from feasibility through to post-support.

Air IT’s IT project work and ongoing IT support has been an extremely positive experience for our business. We commissioned Air IT to migrate, upgrade and move our network along with the added complexity of merging two businesses into a brand-new facility. The work was carried out professionally and the project ran very smoothly. Compliments from Scape staff can be no higher than “everything just worked from day one.” Our internal ICT team work in partnership with the Air IT engineers for all our ongoing support requirements, which is an excellent and complimentary fit for us as a business. I can recommend Air IT wholeheartedly as an excellent IT partner.

John Ambler
ICT Manager, Scape Group Ltd

 

 

 

The Air IT Approach

Air IT ensured progress was regularly communicated to the client throughout the project to ensure there was minimal disruption or downtime and worked closely with Scape’s internal ICT manager to determine suitable times and dates for work to take place.

We started by consolidating the Office 365 and Active Directory environments of the organisations, to create a single infrastructure. To ensure data continuity, storage for file servers was expanded, allowing for a smoother data process.

In addition to this, we rebuilt aspects of the older Arc Partnership infrastructure and hardware into an improved specification, including a BDR appliance to ensure redundancy and recoverability.

Our engineers were on site the days following all major works to ensure any downtime to end users or the business was dealt with swiftly and efficiently.

The Outcome

Thanks to a consolidated IT infrastructure, employees can now easily share work and information across the joint network, allowing for collaboration across projects. As a result, the team benefits from a seamless working environment and improved productivity.

An improved backup server has created a more reliable network, therefore decreasing downtime and improving efficiency.

The scalable nature of the network means it will now be able to support Scape Group’s growth ambitions and incorporate future acquisitions.

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