Hemel Hempstead, 11 May 2017 - The new contract with the Bedfordshire-based University is a strategic win for the nationwide total facilities management provider as it expands in the higher education and university sectors.
The five-year deal with the UK’s only post-graduate university, specialising in science, engineering, technology and management, includes the maintenance of heating, ventilation, air conditioning units, refrigeration and building management controls across a mix of 260 old and new buildings. BAM FM’s energy division – BAM Energy – will also support the University’s energy management team to achieve its target of 5% year-on-year reduction in energy consumption.
Louise Williamson, Managing Director – BAM FM, says: ‘As part of Cranfield University’s alumni, I am delighted both on a personal and professional level that BAM FM has been appointed following a competitive tender process. Our strategy is to expand our presence in the higher education sector and we look forward to developing our experience in partnership with Cranfield University.’
Kevin Drew, Mechanical Engineer at Cranfield University’s Facilities Department, says: ‘We are pleased to announce that BAM FM has been awarded the HVAC contract. We felt that BAM FM offered the best solutions after giving a precise understanding of the tender documentation at their presentation.’
The BAM FM team is now based on site, since 1 May 2017, and includes specialist technicians, managers and a CAFM coordinator. The site team will also take on an apprentice.
The contract includes provision for electric vehicles for use by the site-based maintenance team. An energy manager will work with the client to implement energy-reduction measures that will contribute towards the estate’s efficiency targets.
Reid Cunningham, Strategic Development Director – BAM Energy, says: “Our aim is to operate buildings as efficiently as possible from both a financial and environmental perspective. We have lots of ideas that can help the University’s energy team to reduce consumption and we are pleased to have the opportunity to work with them to achieve their targets.”
BAM FM has an established record of delivering mechanical and electrical maintenance services and soft services, including catering, cleaning, grounds keeping and caretaking, to educational facilities across the UK.
BAM FM has been providing bespoke support services to customers throughout the UK for 16 years. Employing over 900 staff, we deliver integrated facilities management across the education, healthcare, retail and commercial property sectors. Our energy division, BAM Energy, offers specialist energy management services including energy performance contracts to reduce consumption and emissions.
BAM FM is part of BAM Construct UK, a leading construction and property services company that employs 2,600 staff and has an annual turnover of £1 billion. BAM has a national network of offices, headquartered in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, to offer nationwide coverage with local representation.
Cranfield is an exclusively postgraduate university that is a global leader for education and transformational research in technology and management.