BAM expands its education portfolio with trio of facilities management contracts
15 September 2023 - Integrated Facilities Management provider, BAM FM, has been appointed to provide facilities management services for three academic establishments: Wallyford Learning Campus, University of Chester and Ormiston Academies Trust (OAT).
BAM FM has extensive experience within the education sector, supplying integrated facilities management for universities, schools, academies and learning centres nationwide.
As the finishing touches are made to the highly anticipated £47.2 million Wallyford Learning Campus, BAM FM has been selected to provide hard and soft facilities management across the estate for 12 years until 2035. Services include: janitorial, security, cleaning, maintenance, grounds keeping and room bookings.
BAM FM has also secured a three-year mechanical and electrical maintenance contract at the University of Chester. This award follows a competition, run by University of Chester’s Procurement Services team working in close collaboration with their Estates and Facilities colleagues, under Lot 2a of the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Facilities Management & Workplace Services RM6232 framework agreement. BAM FM’s site-based team will be provide reactive and planned preventative maintenance including HVAC, mechanical, electrical services as well as fabric, moveable walls automatic doors and barriers. Built on a foundation of the knowledge and experience that BAM FM has gained in the Education sector, this bespoke solution meets the specific needs and objectives of the University of Chester.
Keith Briggs, Head of Buildings and Maintenance, University of Chester, said: ‘The University of Chester is looking forward to establishing a successful and productive relationship with BAM, one which will contribute to the best possible environment for our students and staff to study, live and work in.’
The third appointment will see BAM FM provide facilities management services across 16 sites for OAT. BAM FM is to commence a four-year contract across the North and West, providing hard, mechanical, electrical and building fabric maintenance. The scope of work includes statutory compliance testing and certification, planned, preventative and reactive maintenance and helpdesk CAFM interfacing with academy authorities.
Abbe Pickthall, Managing Director, BAM FM, said: ‘We’re thrilled to be scaling our FM service across the education sector. Each contract win reflects BAM’s strengths and capabilities, and supports our UK growth strategy. We’re committed to creating and delivering bespoke solutions in collaboration with our customers. Client satisfaction is at the heart of our Integrated Facilities Management model, supplemented by our drive for digital innovation, enabling us to provide safe, sustainable managed estates.’
Added Tom Reid, Head of Infrastructure, East Lothian Council: ‘We are delighted that the main body of works at the new Wallyford Learning Campus has been completed on time. Following a tendering process, the council has taken the decision to award a facilities management contract to BAM. We look forward to developing and working in partnership to deliver first class facilities for education and community use. The facilities management services they provide will include cleaning and caretaking as well as maintaining the building and external areas.’