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Tottenham Hotspur’s training facility.
05 June 2019

Telent For Tech; TraQ-it At Toyota; Savills Sets Sail In Workplace Sector; CBRE Thunderstruck By AC/DC Deal; and All MoD Cons In Cyprus & Falklands - all the headline news from the FM sector in a national and international news digest.


Telent For Tech

Telent, a company specialising in national critical infrastructure, has awarded the TECS Group a three year national contract following a competitive tender process.

The contract also allows for two optional one year extensions.

Telent operate across various industry sectors including rail, traffic, public safety and defence. TECS will provide M&E services to the company's UK-wide property portfolio.

TECS describe themselves as technology enabled providers of critical asset services supporting both private and public sector customers. They will be deploying a bespoke compliance platform for the Telent contract.


Tech driven

Telent is also a driver in the technology field. The company will showcase its capability with connectivity infrastructure, including 5G deployment options, at Connected Britain, taking place at the Business Design Centre, London, Tues-Weds, June 18-19.

The event, which hosts telecom operators, public sector organisations, property companies and suppliers, will examine the best practices to ensure that the digital economy flourishes and new digital businesses are supported.

It will also probe the topic of how existing, long-standing businesses can deliver digital transformation to allow them to capitalise on new opportunities.

Telent has expertise in the end to end delivery of Service Provider and ISP networks.


TraQ-it At Toyota

PTSG (Premier Technical Services Group) has won a five year contract to provide specialist services at Toyota’s manufacturing plant in Derbyshire.

Engineers from the PTSG’s Electrical Services team will deliver a bespoke fixed wire inspection and testing programme of works around particular requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989. The contract will draw on the capabilities of TraQ-it, an interactive website developed by Guardian – PTSG‘s electrical compliance specialist, which was acquired in October 2018.

Another PTSG division has recently completed the installation of a new dry riser at Tottenham Hotspur’s state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly training facility.

Engineers from PTSG Fire Solutions installed 40 metres of high-level feed to serve one outlet valve.

PTSG’s teams offer a wide range of services to ensure the safety of building users in the event of a fire, including safe cladding installation, wet and dry-riser installation and maintenance, sprinklers and other extinguisher systems, fire alarms and emergency lighting installation and testing.


Savills Sets Sail In Workplace Sector

June 4 saw Savills announce the acquisition of the London based workplace consultancy and design studio KKS. The acquisition will create a new UK based client service for the international real estate advisor.

Established in 2004 by CEO Katrina Kostic Samen, alongside partner Caroline Pontifex, KKS now employs 26 members of staff. At Savills, Kostic Samen will assume the role of director, head of workplace – strategy and design, in addition to continuing her position as President of the British Council for Offices (BCO) until July this year, remaining thereafter as BCO Immediate Past President. Pontifex will be appointed as director, workplace experience.

James Sparrow, CEO of Savills UK and EMEA, said: “This is an incredibly important and strategic acquisition for our business that will see Savills and KKS come together to create a new workplace centre of excellence, offering a comprehensive end-to-end solution for our clients from inception to completion.”

Jeremy Bates, EMEA head of Occupational Markets at Savills, said: “This acquisition is directly driven by future workplace trends, challenges, opportunities and demands.”

Simon Collett, head of Professional Services at Savills, added: “By fusing best in class real-estate advice with a best in class design and delivery capability, this new service line will focus on providing client value and success, as well as giving Savills a competitive advantage in the workplace arena.”


CBRE Thunderstruck By AC/DC Deal

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) has signed a new five year partnership agreement to provide integrated facility management services to NKT, a global supplier of turnkey AC/DC cable solutions.

This is a continuation of a nine year relationship between the firms.

NKT is headquartered in Denmark and covers all the major cable sectors from onshore to offshore and from low-voltage to high-voltage plus service and accessories.

 CBRE GWS will deliver a broad range of services comprising of real estate management, project management and facilities management. In total 36 different FM services will be delivered as part of the contract covering 420,000sq.m of offices, warehouses and production sites.


All MoD Cons In Cyprus And Falklands

Sodexo has extended its contracts with the Ministry of Defence to provide a range of support services to the UK’s Armed Forces in Cyprus and the Falkland Islands for a further three years.

In Cyprus, the contract extension, worth €144 million, will see the 775 strong Sodexo team continue to provide catering, cleaning, waste services and logistics support at six bases where troops and their families are deployed.  Sodexo has managed the services here since 2007.

Sodexo has been serving the military community in the Falkland Islands since 2001, providing administration, catering, tailoring, laundry, dry cleaning, office and domestic cleaning services. The turnover of an extended three year contract is worth £16.3million.

Picture: Tottenham Hotspur’s training facility.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 05 June 2019


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