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British Red Cross Total FM Contract

Kier has won an £8 million contract to provide a facilities management solution to the 620 British Red Cross shops, offices, storage facilities and other buildings

Picture: British Red Cross volunteers at Grenfell with thanks to the British Red Cross

 

Kier has won an £8 million contract to provide a national facilities management solution to the British Red Cross. The contract marks the first time the charity has appointed one provider to deliver FM across its 620 shops, offices, storage facilities and other buildings, which cover the length and breadth of the UK, from Orkney to the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland.

The three-year contract, which goes live in February 2018, includes:

  • Mechanical, electrical and fabric maintenance.
  • Reactive work.
  • Compliance testing, fire alarms and security system maintenance.
  • Waste services including clinical waste.
  • Fire and water risk assessments.

The contract will see Kier working to streamline processes and introduce greater transparency in reporting, which will identify opportunities for improvements and lead to savings.

 

Social impact

As part of this contract, Kier is implementing a range of social impact measures, such as ethical procurement and volunteering initiatives, to support the charity in meeting its strategic objectives.

Carol O’Neill, Director of Shared Service Centre, British Red Cross, said: “The British Red Cross has a diverse UK wide property portfolio. Moving to a single source national supplier under Kier reduces the complexity of our facilities management delivery models, improves transparency of service delivery, supports compliance and helps us drive down our costs."

Steve Davies, MD of Kier Workplace Services said: “By streamlining process and introducing the latest technology to support our teams, we are confident that we can help the British Red Cross run and maintain its estate more efficiently, enabling its teams to focus on its important work. We will be doing all we can to encourage our teams and supply chain partners to get fully involved in the work of the British Red Cross both professionally and on a voluntary basis.”

 

Article written by Cathryn Ellis

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