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VINCI wins FM deal at UCL

University College London (UCL) has awarded VINCI Facilities the FM contract at its new campus on London’s East Bank.

The £4 million per annum award for hard services (five years) and soft services (three years) is the latest service contract in the education sector for VINCI Facilities.

The UCL East campus is on two sites: One Pool Street at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which is a 22,000 sq. m, 552 bed student accommodation and innovation centre being built by VINCI Building and One Marshgate, a 34,000 sq. m academic space opening in 2023.

VINCI Facilities will deliver an integrated FM service geared at reflecting the UCL vision of collaboration, inclusivity and diversity. Services include planned and reactive maintenance, cleaning, reception, 24/7 365 security and helpdesk. The team is already working in partnership with the client and construction teams, taking a soft landings approach for mobilising the two new builds. All of the services will be backed by dynamic digital solutions and a strong commitment to delivering social value.

UCL is ranked 8th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022) and its UCL East campus will be a game-changing facility where students, academics, and visitors can work, live and learn together. It is the biggest development in UCL’s 200-year history and will give the university the scale and space it needs to continue finding solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing people and the planet.

Tony Raikes, MD of VINCI Facilities said: “This five-year contract with UCL is not only a reflection of our reputation in education, but also our ongoing relationship with UCL. The new campus is a chance to be right at the beginning of a project and it’s exciting to put into action soft landings. We have to directly recruit almost 100 people as we embark on a roadmap to deliver social value, diversity and sustainability objectives in collaboration with the UCL team.”

UCL East Operations Lead, Helen Fisher, added: “VINCI Facilities have impressed us with their commitment to sustainable practices and to making a real and lasting impact on local communities. We look forward to working with them as our new campus begins to open to students and the public at East Bank on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Together we are creating an exciting, welcoming UCL campus for research and learning, working with communities in the heart of east London.”

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