Mitie has kicked off a new five-year contract to deliver facilities management services for Swansea University. The contract has the option to extend for up to four more years and is worth £2.4 million a year.
Mitie will deliver services, such as cleaning, waste management and grounds maintenance, across all of the University’s buildings, including offices, lecture theatres and student halls. With face to face teaching expected to return for the majority of students during the next academic year, these services will help ensure that buildings are clean and safe for the University’s employees and students.
Sustainability will be a priority, with Mitie committing to only using cleaning products with reduced or biodegradable packaging to help minimise the amount of single use plastic brought onto the site. Mitie will also use its waste management expertise to advise the University on new initiatives to reduce the amount of waste produced across its sites.
During the first year of the contract, Mitie will switch its fleet of vehicles on site to zero emission electric models, helping the university achieve its goal of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2035.
Giving back to the local community will also be a key part of the contract, with Mitie committing to at least one internship every year to allow Swansea University students to combine their studies with on the job work experience. Mitie colleagues on this contract will also be given time to participate in the University’s volunteering activities, such as beach cleaning, to support local community projects.
Alice Woodwark, Managing Director, Communities, Mitie, said:
“We are very excited to have been chosen by Swansea University to deliver facilities management services, helping to ensure its buildings are ready to support students and staff as they return to the campus this September. We look forward to using our sustainability expertise and experience delivering services for higher education facilities to support the University with its goal of cutting waste and reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2035.”
Ben Lucas, Associate Director of Commercial Services, Swansea University, said:
“We’re thrilled to have appointed Mitie to deliver cleaning, waste management and grounds management services here at Swansea University. The Mitie team bring broad expertise and experience in providing sustainable facilities management services and we look forward to working in partnership to ensure we continue to provide our community with the best possible on campus experience.”
Notes to editors
The contract started on 01 July 2021
Founded in 1987, Mitie’s job is to look after places where Britain works and is the leading facilities management company in the UK. We offer a range of services to Central Government and Defence customers; Communities (Healthcare, Education and Local Authorities); and Technical Services (Engineering Services, Energy, Water and Real Estate Services) and Business Services (Security, Cleaning and Office Services) to Private Sector clients in Financial Services, Manufacturing, Transport, Retail and Telecoms and increasingly to the public sector. Finally, our Specialist Services (Care & Custody, Landscapes and Waste Management) division serves both the public and private sector in these niche businesses.
Mitie acquired Interserve’s FM business in December 2020 and now employs 75,000 people we are the champion of the ‘Front-Line Heroes’ who have kept Britain working during the COVID-19 pandemic. We take care of our customers’ people and buildings, through the ‘Science of Service’, delivering essential services and deploying industry leading technology to create safe and effective workspaces.
The business continues to execute its technology-led strategy and in the past six months has received multiple awards.
Find out more at www.mitie.com.