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Wates Smartspace FM takes a trip to the Zoo

East Midlands Zoological Society has awarded a three-year contract to Wates Smartspace facilities management (FM) to deliver a range of services at Twycross Zoo in Atherstone, Leicestershire.

Wates Smartspace (FM), part of construction services business, Wates Group, will now commence mobilisation of the contract worth £3 million, carrying out asset and condition surveys prior to commencing any works.

The business will be responsible for the delivery of a full range of services at Twycross which attracts around 500,000 visitors annually and cares for over 500 animals across its 80 acre site. Services will include external landscaping, mechanical and electrical (M&E) works, maintenance and refurbishment of the zoo’s 64 buildings.

Commenting on the contract award, Dr Sharon Redrobe, CEO at Twycross Zoo, said:

“There are a lot of exciting changes underway at Twycross Zoo as part of our £55 million Masterplan to redevelop the site. It’s important that our operations continue to run smoothly during this period of change, and the appointment of Wates Smartspace will help us to maintain services as normal.”

James Gregg, managing director, Wates Smartspace (FM), added:

“The Wates team has worked extremely hard to understand the unique environment and culture at Twycross Zoo and we are delighted to have been appointed to deliver this contract. We look forward to becoming part of the wider team at Twycross Zoo and working in partnership with them to maintain business as usual at this busy visitor attraction so that the zoo can continue to deliver its valuable conservation work.”

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