UK software consultancy Scott Logic has penned a new two year deal with the HM Land Registry. The contract will see the firm help the central government department with a digital transformation programme for its customer-facing services.
HM Land Registry (HMLR) is responsible for over £7 trillion in land and property ownership in the UK. While it boasts a heritage spanning more than 150 years, its main focus is now on the future – as it aims to become the world’s leading land registry with an open approach to data. In order to achieve this, it is aiming in particular to improve automation around citizen-facing HMLR systems.
To oversee the transformation process, HMLR has selected Scott Logic. The firm has a reputation for delivering complex digital transformation. Scott Logic will take charge of providing a range of software delivery roles to complement and extend the capabilities of the authority, covering architecture, front and back-end development, testing and DevOps functions. The consultancy will also share responsibility for planning and scoping of the service delivery.
Alistair Hayter, Head of Software Development, HM Land Registry, said, “HM Land Registry wants to accelerate its digital transformation. We needed a partner who understands the challenges of complex digital transformation, integrating with many different services, and working collaboratively in multidisciplinary, multi-vendor teams.”
Work on the project commenced at the start of 2022, with a discovery and mobilisation phase. Scott Logic worked with HMLR stakeholders to understand the current landscape across the Digital Data & Technology (DDaT) portfolio, whilst identifying the key strategic goals and objectives. As a result, Scott Logic has onboarded a variety of experienced technology teams to work collaboratively with HMLR on the next phase of delivery – focusing on the agile delivery of key automation and efficiency gains across critical internal and externally facing HMLR systems.
Andy Hickman, Head of Consultancy in Scott Logic’s Bristol wing, stated, “We have a strong record working with government departments, and we are delighted to have been selected to help HM Land Registry overhaul its customer-facing services. We have always invested heavily in the learning and development of our personnel, ensuring that we provide a consistently high-quality service.
Scott Logic has six UK offices, employing more than 400 people who provide technology services, including architecture and technical strategy, bespoke software development, and data engineering. The firm is no stranger to public sector work, having also delivered customer-facing data services for the Department for Work and Pensions and the Scottish Government.
Earlier in the year, Scott Logic sought to build on strong demand by moving to a new headquarters. Based in the Lumen building – home to the Newcastle Helix business initiative – the new locale will help the firm boost its sustainability drives, as well as equipping it for hybrid working.