ension oInterserve, the international support services and construction group, has won a £140 million contract with the BBC to continue providing facilities services until 2023.
This latest four-year extension to the account, which was first awarded in 2014, will see Interserve provide total facilities management services across the broadcaster’s UK estate. In total the contract covers 150 sites and 560,000 m2 floorspace, including the corporation’s major offices and production facilities at MediaCityUK in Salford, Broadcasting House in Portland Place, London and Pacific Quay in Glasgow.
The partnership covers 26 separate service lines reflecting the diversity of the BBC’s operations across its estate and the need to deliver a coordinated and positive workplace experience for employees across the organisation’s sites. Services ranging from critical broadcast engineering, energy and utilities management through to cleaning, portering and security are tailored to specific building requirements, including the need for 24-hour operations at several locations.
In addition to this contract, Interserve currently delivers security guarding and building contractor services for the broadcaster under separate frameworks.
Debbie White, chief executive at Interserve, said that the contract extension was testament to the strong partnership between the two organisations:
“Our ongoing partnership with the BBC has been built on our collaborative approach, marrying our expertise in delivering high performance workplaces with the needs of the customer’s diverse teams across its UK estate.”