Facilities management provider, Arcus, has been awarded its first public sector contract with Central Bedfordshire Council.
The seven-year deal will see Arcus delivering hard FM across the estate, including, 53 corporate buildings, as well as four care homes and 10 children’s’ centres. There is also potential for over 150 schools across Central Bedfordshire to be included within scope.
Arcus will provide general works, including reactive repairs, planned maintenance, emergency works, capital projects and compliance testing. Repairs will primarily cover a majority of the works including, mechanical, electrical, general building, windows, doors, flooring, roofing and ground works. Compliance testing will cover all of the statutory obligations and testing of compliance items across the entire estate.
Commenting on the contract award, Steve Willis, COO of Arcus, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the contract with Central Bedfordshire Council. This is a brand-new sector for Arcus, and we’re excited to be going into partnership with an organisation who shares the same goal.”
Through this partnership Arcus aims to increase employment opportunities for people within local communities and support socially responsible projects in the area.
Willis continued: “Our people are at the heart of everything we do and that’s why we invest so much in enabling them to be at their very best. We want to extend this commitment into the wider community. This is not just a tick box exercise, the delivery of real social value will evoke a true sense of pride for Arcus, our colleagues and the people of Central Bedfordshire.”
Councillor Eugene Ghent, Executive member for Assets and Housing Delivery at Central Bedfordshire Council added: “We’re really pleased to be working with Arcus who’ll provide all of our building maintenance and repair services across our whole estate. Having a single provider for all of our buildings means we are making the most efficient use of resources. We’re also excited to be working alongside Arcus on social value initiatives to provide work experience placements and employment opportunities for local residents across the area.”
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