Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE (Courtesy of Wellcome Library)
Optimum Group Services wins prestigious hard services contract with the Wellcome Trust
Optimum Group Services to deliver hard services across London-based buildings.
Global charitable foundation, the Wellcome Trust, has selected Optimum Group Services to deliver hard services across their London-based buildings. Optimum Group Services has been contracted to maintain the medical research charity’s mechanical and electrical (M&E) systems, as well as its external and internal fabric.
The three-year FM contract covers four properties encompassing a total area of 56,000m2. It comprises a diverse building portfolio which includes the Wellcome Trust’s corporate offices and a public-facing exhibition venue, a world-renowned medical research library and conference centre facilities all housed within Wellcome Collection.
The Wellcome Collection building, at 183 Euston Road, was built in 1932 from Portland stone. In contrast, the Trust’s administrative headquarters are located in the modern adjoining glass and steel building at 215 Euston Road. Known as the ‘Gibbs Building’ this spacious structure was opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 2004 and now accommodates over 500 staff.
“We very much look forward to making a positive contribution to the Wellcome Trust and it’s very clear to us that the building and staff deserve nothing less than first class delivery,” said Tod Harrison, Managing Director of Optimum Group Services.
“I am very pleased we have chosen Optimum Group Services. Their core values of ‘visibility, responsiveness and trust’ match the culture we have here at the Wellcome Trust. They have already set very high standards through the new contract mobilisation,” said Alan Aldridge, Building Services Manager at the Wellcome Trust.
About the Wellcome Trust
The Wellcome Trust is a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. It supports the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. The Trust’s breadth of support includes public engagement, education and the application of research to improve health. It is independent of both political and commercial interests.