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14forty Awarded National Gas FM Contract

14forty Awarded National Gas FM Contract
08 August 2023

14forty, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has won a contract to provide soft and hard facilities management services for National Gas.

National Gas owns and operates the UK's gas network through nearly 5,000 miles of piping. They also provide gas metering services to both businesses and households. 14forty’s £20 million contract covers the entire National Gas UK estate, including gas compressor sites, above-ground installations (AGIs), satellite offices, pipeline maintenance centres, gas terminals and over 11,000 market posts which identify buried gas services along pipeline routes.

14forty will provide planned preventative maintenance, emergency repair and upgrade work to the estate’s building assets. Soft services include grounds maintenance, cleaning, security, front-of-house facilities services, vending and watercoolers and pest management.

14forty is also implementing a new helpdesk system to manage engineer visits and preventative maintenance schedules across the National Gas estate.

The agreement begins in September 2023 and will run for five years initially, with the option to extend for a further two years.

Mauro Ortelli, Managing Director at 14forty, said: “We’re thrilled to be appointed the integrated facilities management provider for National Gas, it’s the first contract they’ve awarded in this area since their separation from National Grid following a robust and thorough tender process.

“Being able to demonstrate that we will deliver the hard FM services with a focus on HSE, compliance and risk management was crucial in our approach, especially given the number of sites, the widespread geography, and their critical importance to UK infrastructure.

“Our teams look forward to a continued successful relationship where we build on the foundations, we have in place to deliver even greater operational and commercial value throughout the coming contract term.”

Ian Hollister, Occupied Estates Manager at National Gas, added: “The appointment of the right partner in this process is a crucial step to set the new business up for long-term sustainable success.

“14forty evidenced during the process their ability to support critical infrastructure in complex hard FM services at scale nationally. This, supported by a leading digital platform, will allow us to future-proof our strategy and gives us the confidence they are the right partner for us moving forwards.

“The depth of their knowledge, focus on safety, compliance, and the environment, all of which are core to their approach will help us minimise risk, and deliver for our customers and the planet.”

Picture: a photograph of a person in a 14forty branded T-shirt, working in an area with vents and air conditioning units. the person is knelt down and using tools from an open toolbox on the floor. Image Credit: 14forty

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 08 August 2023


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