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Artic in BMA win

Artic Building Services is to deliver the hard FM services contract for the British Medical Association at its Grade II listed HQ building, in Tavistock Square, London.

The five-year deal was awarded through a competitive tender process conducted by the BMA and its facilities management consultant. Artic proposed the delivery of mechanical and electrical services providing maintenance to SFG20 guidelines and frequencies supplemented with other important items of specialist compliance maintenance provided by a group of specialist partner companies. Artic will provide three residential engineers to cover all PPM and reactive works managed and guided by a site dedicated contract management and administration team.

BMA specified a contract predicated on a highly professional approach to service delivery which could be relied upon to maintain and extend the smooth operation of the building’s plant and to ensure full compliance with all relevant UK legislation at all times. During the tender process it also focussed on how Artic can support BMA to deliver a more sustainable future, aiming to work in partnership with the organisation on energy saving initiatives in line with its energy management and environmental impact reduction strategies.

Derek Parker, Head of Business Development at Artic explained: “BMA were looking for a partner to develop a condition-based approach to their maintenance regime with the consequential reduction of the overall environmental impact of the BMA House. The Artic proposals offered highly competent engineering and management of the BMA assets with a closely personal and collaborative approach which had been missing from the previous service provision.”

Ian Wade, Head of UK Estates for the British Medical Association, said: “We welcome the change in service provider to Artic Building Services. We are looking forward to working with them in improving the service provision to our Estate and supporting in our energy and sustainability plans over the coming years.”

The BMA is the non-governmental professional body for doctors and allied medical professionals in the UK.

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