Global charitable foundation, the Wellcome Trust, has selected Optimum Group Services to deliver hard services across its London-based buildings.
The Middlesex-based service provider has been contracted to maintain the medical research charity’s mechanical and electrical (M&E) systems, as well as its external and internal fabric.
The three-year FM contract covers four properties encompassing a total area of 56,000m sq. It comprises a diverse building portfolio which includes the Wellcome Trust’s corporate offices and a public-facing exhibition venue, a world-renowned medical research library and conference centre facilities all housed within Wellcome Collection.
The Wellcome Collection building, at 183 Euston Road, (pictured right) was built in 1932 from Portland stone. In contrast, the Trust’s administrative headquarters are located in the modern adjoining glass and steel building at 215 Euston Road. Known as the ‘Gibbs Building’ this spacious structure was opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 2004 and now accommodates over 500 staff.
Tod Harrison, managing director of Optimum Group Services, said:
“We very much look forward to making a positive contribution to the Wellcome Trust and it’s very clear to us that the building and staff deserve nothing less than first class delivery.”
Alan Aldridge, Building Services Manager at the Wellcome Trust, the global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health, added:
“I am very pleased we have chosen Optimum Group Services. Their core values of ‘visibility, responsiveness and trust’ match the culture we have here at the Wellcome Trust. They have already set very high standards through the new contract mobilisation.”
Optimum Group Services boasts a rapidly expanding client base and already works with a number of key London properties including: TelecityGroup, Financial Times, Lloyds Register, Tullet Prebon, Telstra and Volta as well as many key mobile customers. Optimum’s revenue has more than doubled over the last three years, with April 2013 audited accounts showing a turnover of £25.2 million for the previous year.