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Veolia Signs Hard FM Contract with Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Veolia Signs Hard FM Contract with Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
05 June 2023

Veolia has won a multi-million pound FM contract with Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust, to implement hard FM services across 144,300 m2 of patient care facilities.

The contract encompasses the management of around 20,000 assets and includes a decarbonisation programme to save £1 million per year and reduce carbon emissions by 850 tonnes.

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust is the main provider of acute medical, surgical and outpatient services to around half a million people in west Berkshire, and manages over 130,000 A&E attendances, 60,000 non-elective admissions, 5,400 elective admissions, and over 40,000-day cases each year. 

Veolia provides on-site energy, FM, water and waste services to over 230 hospitals in the UK.


FM, Utility and Mechanical and Electrical Services Contract


32 members of Veolia FM staff will be based across the estate, providing 24-hour cover for a range of FM, utility, mechanical and electrical services including heating, ventilation and cooling, emergency generation, lighting, medical furniture, compressed air and medical gas supplies. They will also manage gas use, noise, and site impact.

Using Veolia’s building energy management system Hubgrade, the team will be able to analyse carbon reduction opportunities further. Recently, Veolia installed hydrogen-ready boilers, believed to be the first use of this technology in the NHS. By installing more efficient boilers, reducing distribution heat losses, and improving control of the heating and hot water systems the hospital saves around 3.8GWh of gas and a further 850 tonnes of carbon per year. 

John Abraham, Chief Operating Officer - Veolia UK & Ireland -  Industrial, Water & Energy said: "Through our experience of delivering successful FM and utility contracts in other hospitals, we understand how critical service delivery relies on a partnership approach to deliver services safely, efficiently and without disruption to patient care. Our Greenpath Zero carbon offer enables the NHS to become more sustainable, and focus budgets on patient care, we can help enhance the estate and move a step nearer the net zero carbon target. We look forward to continuing our support to the Trust, and advancing the programmes that can redirect cost savings to healthcare."

Picture: a photograph of a person changing a ceiling-mounted light fitting, using a ladder. Image Credit: Veolia

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 05 June 2023


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