Sodexo has retained its catering contract with the University of London’s Birkbeck College for a further five years.
The new deal will see Sodexo continue to provide catering at the college’s main building in Malet Street as well as its satellite buildings in Gordon Square, Russell Square and the Clore Management Centre in Torrington Square.
Sodexo has worked with Birkbeck for over 16 years and recently made a significant investment to transform the restaurants and cafes across the college estate, increasing both the capacity and speed of service for students and staff.
Sodexo will introduce a range of fresh food offers that have been developed based on an intensive programme of customer insight and a more casual style of dining. A programme has been developed that will see the College host SMEs and start-up companies as part of a wider community engagement programme.
Elizabeth Whitehead, Director of Facilities and Estates Services at Birkbeck College, said: “We look forward to continuing to work with Sodexo over the term of the new contract. Initial feedback from staff and students using the refurbished facilities and improved food offer is very positive. We are excited about the proposal from Sodexo to partner with SME’s in our small catering outlets.”