Bouygues Energies & Services has secured a facilities management (FM) contract for Rambert – the national company for contemporary dance.
Registered charity, Rambert is Britain’s flagship contemporary dance company. Under the artistic direction of Mark Baldwin it tours throughout the UK and overseas, producing an unrivalled quantity of new work on the large-scale. Established in 1926 by Polish dance teacher Marie Rambert; Rambert continues to build on its rich heritage to deliver performances full of ideas and passion.
Based in the heart of London’s cultural quarter on the South Bank, Rambert’s new headquarters cements the dance firm’s status as an international centre for choreography and dance. The firm was provided with a once in a lifetime opportunity to build a new home in the heart of London’s cultural quarter in return for a commitment to provide a significant community dance programme. Under the agreement, it was given a plot of land by Coin Street Community Builders, one of the UK’s leading social enterprises.
Every aspect of the building’s design (by award-winning architects Allies & Morrison), operation and programme of education and outreach activities will set new standards for public engagement with the art form.
Boasting three large dance studios, costume workshops, administration offices, set and archive; the integrated FM contract includes mechanical and electrical engineering (M&E), fabric, cleaning, pest control and window cleaning services across the 3,465 sq flag-ship building.
Managing director of Bouygues Energies & Services, David Carr, said:
“We are exceptionally proud to have this opportunity to work with such a prestigious company. We fully appreciate the importance of the service and facilities Rambert offer to performers and its surrounding communities; our service delivery is designed to ensure business continuity and enhance the cultural reputation of the centre.”
General manager for Rambert, Athena Morse, said:
“From the outset, we chose to work with Bouygues as we value and appreciate their personalised business approach. The nature of our work means that our building has some unique functions and we are very impressed with Bouygues commitment to taking the time to understand and answer our needs.”