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British Library books CBRE for FM services

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) has won a four-year contract with the British Library to provide facilities management services across its entire estate covering the sites in St Pancras, London and Boston Spa, West Yorkshire.

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. The collection currently holds over an estimate of 150 million items including artefacts that span across nearly three thousand years ago. With around three million new items added to the collection each year, the library’s portfolio includes everything from books, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, prints and drawings, maps and manuscripts. Some of the most famous treasures includes the Magna Carta, George Handel’s Messiah and Jane Austen’s personal notebooks.

CBRE has amassed a wealth of experience in delivering services to heritage listed, public spaces, critical, scientific and research institutions, and visitor attraction contracts. The British Library will sit under the Heritage business unit, which specialises in hard facilities management for listed buildings such as the British Museum, National Gallery, The Natural History Museum.

Paul Matthews, London Heritage Business Unit Director, CBRE commented: “We feel very privileged to be granted this opportunity to provide our expertise and service delivery for the British Library. We look forward to collaborating with the Library’s estate team for both St Pancras and Boston Spa sites and we will be bringing our most advanced technology and innovation service solutions to the library.”

The contract comes with the option of up to three one-year extensions.

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