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Unify by Bruntwood Secures Contract with Liverpool Science Park

13 January 2021

Unify by Bruntwood, a facilities management venture launched by the Bruntwood Group, has been awarded a contract providing cleaning services at Liverpool Science Park.

The contract, which begins in January, will see the firm deliver facilities services to common spaces, office and laboratory spaces across all three of the science park’s purpose-built innovation centres.

Based in the city’s Knowledge Quarter, Liverpool Science Park spans 120,000 sq ft and is home to over 60 innovative STEM organisations – science, technology, engineering and maths. With the Park helping to drive economic growth for the region with a community of innovators, creators and pioneers, Unify has been selected as a partner to maintain spaces and ensure a safe hygienic environment to help their customers to continue with their ground-breaking work. Unify will undertake cleaning across the buildings’ shared spaces and common areas. In addition to these areas, Unify will provide daily cleaning to the suites of the park’s serviced office customers.


"Having Unify on board to provide our cleaning services gives us the reassurance that our estate will have exceptional levels of hygiene and cleanliness, something that is essential both during the current pandemic and beyond."

– George Barclay 
Operations Manager, Liverpool Science Park


The New Venture for the New Era


Launched by the Bruntwood Group in 2020 to offer a fresh approach to facilities management, Unify maintain spaces which enable people and business to thrive, providing customers with flexible, exceptional, ethical services. CEO, Richard Burgess, joined us for a spotlight interview last December, to discuss how Unify’s model is driving innovation in the industry.

Having secured 30 new contracts worth over £8m in revenue in its first 6 months of trading, Unify’s 350-strong in-house team now delivers cleaning services to over 1,000,000 sq ft of property. When combined with its window cleaning, specialist and technical services, Unify services a complete portfolio of over 5,000,000 sq ft within commercial and public sector offices, retail, healthcare, industrial and logistical environments.

In Liverpool specifically, Unify already works with Downtown in Business, Bond Turner, Walton’s Insurance Brokers, and Keller Lenkner UK Limited.


The Landmark Contract's Value


Simon Durbin, director for soft services at Unify, said: “As a new market entrant, to be awarded a contract of this calibre demonstrates that businesses are increasingly placing greater emphasis on service quality, which we’re able to demonstrate through the experience and specialisms of those within our team.

“Over 70 per cent of our workforce have transferred to us from existing FM suppliers, so we have a wealth of the industry’s best talent under our roof. But even more importantly, our strategy for delivery is based on us having been recipients of FM services in the past; we know the pain points, we know the shortcomings and we launched Unify to offer something different. In particular, we use technology and data-led reporting to provide smart, real-time information on our customers’ service delivery so we can adapt in line with their fluctuating needs.

“By showcasing our skills and experience, and supporting Liverpool Science Park to provide safe, clean environments to its customers, we anticipate becoming integral to its success which will also be a fantastic opportunity for our own growth within Liverpool City Region.”

George Barclay, Liverpool Science Park’s Operations Manager, said: “Having Unify on board to provide our cleaning services gives us the reassurance that our estate will have exceptional levels of hygiene and cleanliness, something that is essential both during the current pandemic and beyond. We are delighted to be working with Unify, a company that shares many of our values, and have been very impressed with their ability to deliver excellent standards, which has been consistently demonstrated across their portfolio.”

Picture: Liverpool Science Park by Kristen McCluskie

Article written by Bailey Sparkes | Published 13 January 2021


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