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Mitie Will Provide FM Services At Coronavirus Test Centres

Mitie To Provide FM Services At Coronavirus Test Centres
27 April 2020 | Updated 15 July 2020

Mitie is providing facilities management services for five COVID-19 test centres in the UK. The centres, located in Penrith, Inverness, Bournemouth, Perth and Llandudno are part of the UK’s response to the pandemic.

Mitie, one of the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services companies, is supporting each site by providing critical clinical waste management and security services. This includes traffic management and lane support.

"Testing is a critical part of the UK’s strategy to combat Coronavirus and we’re proud to support the government with this vital task."

–Simon Venn

Chief Government & Strategy Officer, Mitie


300 employees across five sites


The Inverness site was the first to open on 25 April 2020, with the centre in Bournemouth on 26 April. Penrith is due to open on 28 April 2020, with Perth and Llandudno set to open later in the week. Mitie will have as many as 300 employees working across the five sites.

In addition to providing services at these test centres, Mitie is supporting the NHS by delivering essential services at both the Nightingale Hospital London and the Ysbyty Calon y Ddraig – Dragon’s Heart Hospital as it is known in English – in Cardiff. The company is also providing key services in general throughout the UK, such as cleaning, security and engineering, at critical sites across the country.


"Seamless collaboration between the public and private sector"


Simon Venn, Chief Government & Strategy Officer, Mitie, said:

“Our priority during the pandemic is to support the nation’s efforts to fight COVID-19 and help keep the country running. Testing is a critical part of the UK’s strategy to combat Coronavirus and we’re proud to support the government with this vital task.

“It is a perfect example of a seamless collaboration between the public and private sector and it exemplifies the amazing things that can be achieved as a result. A big thank you to all the Mitie employees and other frontline heroes who are working tirelessly to keep us all safe.”

Picture: A photograph of a person putting droplets onto a test tube

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 27 April 2020


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