Salisbury Group, the facilities management (FM) company, has won a major contract with the University of London. It will see the company provide hard FM services to academic and residential buildings across the estate, which currently includes 27 buildings and ancillary facilities with a footprint of around 130,000 m2.
The University of London was established by Royal Charter in 1836 for the public benefit and is recognised globally. As a world leader in higher education, it has pioneered change in the sector and improved the lives of millions of people around the world through its unique approach to education.
Through the contract, Salisbury Group will deliver planned preventative maintenance, reactive maintenance and project and lifecycle engineering infrastructure projects. It will also provide helpdesk services and specialist supply chain monitoring for a diverse range of buildings, plant, equipment and systems. The level of technical expertise and specialism is expected to improve asset performance and increase overall efficiency and value for money.
Salisbury Group is committed to fair working conditions and practices, including paying as a minimum the London Living Wage and not utilising zero hours contracts. Furthermore, to support the University of London's low carbon emission and sustainability objectives, including its ambitious goals of becoming a net zero carbon institution by 2036, the company will also produce a sustainable programme that aims to invest in the most environmentally efficient ways to deliver FM services. This will include a fleet of eco-friendly vehicles to transport its specialist engineers around the various sites.
Andrew Lunt, Group Managing Director of Salisbury Group said:
"We are delighted to be working with a very prestigious institution. Winning this contract shows our FM and engineering expertise as well as our ability to offer a solution which reflects the ambitious objectives of the University of London. We will be working hard to build a partnership ethos based on first-class customer service and great workplace experiences for employees, students and visitors alike."
Glenn Marree, Head of Estates Operations at the University of London commented:
"We are excited to have appointed Salisbury Group as our hard FM service provider and look forward to collaborating on optimising working environments for our students, staff and partners, who are working at the very cutting edge of higher education within the UK and internationally."