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Sodexo Wins Integrated Facilities
Management Contract at Richmond
L
eading services company Sodexo has won a 3-year, £3.5
million a year contract with
Richmond, The American International University in London to manage and deliver all facilities services
across its two campuses in South
West London.
This integrated facilities management
contract, one of the first of its kind for a
UK university, will see the university
outsource the management of all of its
cleaning, security, catering, reception,
helpdesk, grounds maintenance, building maintenance and energy procurement to a single Sodexo team. Sodexo
will also provide a new technology infrastructure to support the delivery of
these services and to provide clear performance management information for
the University.
Richmond, The American International
University in London is a leading international university with c. 1,500 stu-
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dents studying predominantly liberal
arts and business studies courses. The
University has a very international student population, with an intake from 100
countries. It has 16 buildings in total,
with sites predominately in Richmond
and Kensington.
Sodexo has provided catering at Richmond University for 9 years. As part of
the contract, which starts in February
2018, 35 staff will join the existing Sodexo team.
Tom Laskey, Business Development
Director, Universities, Sodexo UK and
Ireland said; “We are really excited to
have won this contract and to be able to
apply the full scope and scale of Sodexo’s IFM capabilities, coupled with
our student experience expertise. There
is enormous potential for us to support
Richmond in its strategic objectives,
particularly around improving its physical environment and optimising its use
of space to meet the changing needs of
students, faculty and staff.”
John Annette, President and Vice
Chancellor at Richmond said; “As we
look to increase our student population
and improve our student experience, it
is vital that we have the right partner to
help us with our estates strategy. We
are confident that Sodexo can deliver
this professional expertise and insight.”
Sodexo has provided catering, accommodation and facilities management
services to the higher education sector
for nearly 50 years and partners with
more than 1,000 universities in 32 countries. In the UK and Ireland Sodexo
works with nearly 30 higher education
institutions on 50 sites, as a strategic
partner focused on improving student
experience and quality of life.
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