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Chocolate, Smoothies, Nurses, Dry Risers, Boilers & Pints of the Black Stuff

16 June 2017 | Updated 01 January 1970

Chocolate, Smoothies, Nurses, Dry Risers, Boilers & Pints of the Black Stuff

Chocolate is on the menu for Apex Lifts; and Sodexo smoothies for Southampton hospitals. PTSG has achieved BSI standards for its dry riser divisions; and BAM will be supporting nurses; Arthur McKay will be doing boilers and more in Glasgow; and Graham will be raising a Guinness glass in Dublin - it's FM Digest time


Apex lifts the lot and Chocolate

Workspace, which offers a range of modern building spaces for businesses across London has given Apex Lifts a three year, fully comprehensive maintenance contract. This will see Apex servicing 125 lifts, as well as a complete lift modernisation at Workspace’s Chocolate Factory building (this will involve replacement of the current machinery, controller, car operator panel as well as a full rewire and clean down). Apex will service passenger, goods, platform and hoist lifts spread across 47 Workspace buildings. Inclusive of planned preventative maintenance call outs and repairs 24/7.


University Hospital Southampton catering and cleaning

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - Southampton General Hospital and Princess Anne Hospital - have given Serco a ten year contract.

Catering improvements are specified to include:

  • An expanded choice of patient menu options reflecting clinical and cultural needs as well as personal preferences, with patients guaranteed to get their choice of meal.
  • Tailored meals to support nutritionally vulnerable patients including elderly patients, dementia sufferers and oncology patients.
  • Refurbishment of hospital restaurants and investment in new catering equipment.
  • New healthy retail catering options for visitors and staff, including a deli serving salads, wraps, flat breads, and healthy drinks, and a ‘health bar’ offering ‘build-your-own’ smoothies and juices.

Catering improvements specified:

  • Creation of a specialist cleaning training centre which will train staff in cleaning techniques and standards.


Dry risers -  British Standards

Premier Technical Services Group electrical services division has been accredited to three British Standards. An external auditor attended PTSG’s UK Dry Risers Ltd and UK Dry Risers Maintenance sites to review the business’ quality management systems and scopes of work. UK Dry Risers Ltd and UK Dry Risers Maintenance have both received ISO 9001 & 14001, and OHSAS 18001, making them the first independent dry riser service providers to achieve these accreditations in the UK. IS0 9001 and 14001 are the British Standards for quality and environmental management systems, while OHSAS 18001 is the British Standard for occupational health and safety management systems.


M&E at Glasgow University

The University of Glasgow has signed a three year framework agreement with building support services company, Arthur McKay. The agreement will bundle 19 existing contracts into and start this month. It will cover three campuses and include delivery of a broad spectrum of specialist maintenance; from electrical testing to emergency lighting and boiler systems to automatic doors.


Royal College of Nursing's national contract

BAM FM will carry out the mechanical and electrical maintenance services at 16 offices, conference centres and training facilities throughout the UK for the Royal College of Nursing - the membership organisation that represents, educates and protects the rights of nurses in the UK.

“Our regional office structure means we can support the entire portfolio of the College’s headquarters buildings in London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff as well as 12 regional locations. BAM will self-deliver using its network of engineers. We are also able to provide the client with live customised dashboards, which allows them to monitor operational trends and performance, remotely, in real time,” said Garry Carter, Head of Business Development.

The three-year contract will commence on July 1.


In Dublin's Fair City

Dublin City University has given a five year contract to deliver mechanical, electrical, building fabric maintenance, handyman, projects and helpdesk services for all of it campuses including student accommodation to Graham FM.

The University estate consists of over 70 buildings with a total circa of 278,709sq.m.  Spread over five campuses located in the north-west of Dublin City all in close proximity to each other, with a further two remote sites at Ryan Academy, Dublin and DCU in the Community at Ballymun.

Graham FM will be creating 15 new jobs in the area.

Gareth Smyth, the Operations Director for Graham Asset Management said: “We are so pleased to win this contract. I think the team are due a few pints of Guinness on the strength of this one."

This is the second university win for Graham in a few weeks having also been awarded Liverpool John Moore University.

Picture: The University of Glasgow has signed a three year contract with Arthur McKay


Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 16 June 2017


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