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British Library Books Long-term FM Deal

The reading room at the British Library

The British Library has taken on CBRE Global Workplace Solutions on a four year contract - with up to three one year extensions. The contract will see CBRE provide FM services for the Library’s entire estate covering the sites in St Pancras, London and Boston Spa, West Yorkshire.

 According to Paul Matthews, London Heritage Business Unit Director at CBRE: We have amassed a wealth of experience in delivering services to heritage listed, public spaces and critical, scientific and research institutions -  along with visitor attractions. The British Library will sit under our heritage business unit, which specialises in hard facilities management for listed buildings such as the British Museum, National Gallery, The Natural History Museum."

Patrick Dixon, Head of Estates and Facilities said: “‘During the competitive tender process, we felt that CBRE demonstrated their capacity to be the custodian for the Library’s estate and impressed us with their vision for providing services to the Library in a refreshing and innovative way.”

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. The collection currently holds over 150 million items from three thousand years ago to present day. With around three million new items added to the collection each year, the library’s portfolio includes everything from books, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, prints and drawings, maps and manuscripts. Some of the most famous treasures includes the Magna Carta, George Handel’s Messiah and Jane Austen’s personal notebooks.

Picture: The reading room at the British Library.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

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