Graysons has landed a five-year deal to provide the catering services at the British Library in London, which receives over 1.6 million onsite visits per year.
The £4 million per year contract which commences October 2016, will see Graysons replace current caterers, Peyton and Bryne in managing the Library’s public restaurant and cafés.
In addition, Graysons will also be responsible for providing event catering and hospitality services for the British Library Conference Centre, managing staff catering facilities and developing a new members’ lounge and bar area.
Commenting on the contract, Caroline Brown, head of commercial services at the British Library, said:
“We are currently engaged in a series of projects at the British Library which will transform the way people experience and enjoy our buildings. Graysons gave us great confidence that they will work with us to deliver an exciting range of food and drink alongside our other new ventures.”
Simona Oproiu, business development director for Graysons added:
“This is such a great win for us and we look forward to working with our partners at the British Library to develop the food offers and services in this modern and exciting central London environment.”
This is the second major contract award for Graysons in the knowledge quarter around St Pancras in London, following its contract win to provide catering and hospitality services at the neighbouring Francis Crick Institute last year.