SPIE UK has won a three-year mechanical and electrical (M&E) maintenance contract with one of the world’s leading galleries of contemporary design and architecture, the Design Museum in London.
The deal worth £447, 000 was awarded to SPIE UK’s Facilities Services division following a tender process which saw its team demonstrate its ability to provide the care and consideration required for the museum’s collection.
The Design Museum founded in 1989 and most recently positioned by the River Thames near Tower Bridge, has now relocated to the former home of the Commonwealth Institute, undergoing an £83 million refurbishment. The museum closed on 30 June 2016 and reopened at the iconic building in Kensington, South West London on 24 November 2016.
Steve Gibbs, SPIE UK’s Facilities Services managing director, said:
“We were thrilled to have won the contract to work for this prestigious client. The opening of the Design Museum’s new space is one of the biggest events on the London arts scene this year and it’s a privilege to have played a part in its success.”
Brian Reeves, head of facilities from The Design Museum, commented:
“Following a competitive tender process, it was evident that SPIE demonstrated both the experience and genuine understanding of our design values required to deliver the planned and reactive services expected by the Design Museum during both the transition from practical completion and beyond. With their proven facilities management heritage experience, alongside its distinct solutions for improving buildings environmental performance, SPIE will enable us to realise our environmental goals over the coming years.”