Johnson Controls has won a new contract to provide facilities management services to the BBC’s property portfolio in London and Scotland. The five year contract, with an option to extend for a further three years, will cover 129 premises and 700,000 square metres of workspace.
Johnson Controls will take over from the current facilities management provider, Land Securities Trillium, on 1 July 2006, subject to contract signature. Chris Kane, Head of Corporate Real Estate, BBC, said: “Johnson Controls was chosen from a strong field of tenders for their expertise and their ability to deliver the range of services necessary to support the BBC’s operations across London and Scotland. I am delighted to welcome them to the BBC and am confident they can take forward the work done by Land Securities Trillium.”
The contract will deliver building engineering services, building fabric maintenance, cable management, car parking, caretaking, catering and hospitality, cleaning and housekeeping, conference room management and the customer service centre for BBC properties in London and Scotland. The company will also manage health and safety issues, landscaping and planting services, management of office ‘hubs’, office reorganisation, pest control, porterage, post room and in Scotland only, printing services.