The three-year deal which commenced on 1 August, will see Wates Smartspace deliver planned preventative maintenance services across 30 campus buildings, nine halls of residence and a 9.5 hectare sports ground spread across the City, from Aldwych to New Malden.
The team are currently in the process of carrying out an asset and condition survey and transferring four engineers from the previous FM provider.
The LSE is a globally renowned university and ranked the second in the world for social sciences. The British institution employs over 3,000 members of staff and educates around 9,500 full-time and 1,000 part-time students from over 140 countries, with an annual turnover of approximately £299 million.
James Gregg, Managing Director of Wates Smartspace (FM), commented: “We are extremely proud to to be working in partnership with The London School of Economics and Political Science at such a critical and exciting chapter for the university, in the midst of a huge investment programme to create a better campus environment so that it can continue to attract some of the world’s leading minds.”
The contract award follows a number of recent successes for the Wates Smartspace (FM) business with high profile, public interfacing clients including Twycross Zoo, ACCA and the Canadian High Commission in London.