Churchill London has won a new £6 million cleaning, waste and window cleaning contract at London South Bank University.
From September 2017, the three-year deal, with the option to extend for a further 2 years, will see the leading educational sector specialist amalgamate its academic and residential campus contracts. Previously managed by two separate suppliers, Churchill London has been tasked with transforming the operation instilling a ’One Team‘ approach that will focus on delivering an enhanced service utilising innovative technology. Churchill London will provide services at the Southwark and Havering campuses, which is attended by eighteen thousand students (full and part-time), as well as employing nearly two thousand academic and support staff.
The Head of Estates, Simon Francis says:
‘The University were very impressed with Churchill’s bid and presentation. In particular, the passion and energy shown during the presentation for improvements that could be delivered through technology-led innovation was impressive. As the University has some major planned redevelopment projects underway, Churchill’s knowledge and passion in this area highlighted that they would make ideal partners going forwards.’
The new developments include a robotic-operated library and ’smart sensors’ that are able to measure light output, temperature, humidity and assist with monitoring space utilisation. The sensors will provide invaluable data and insight in order to utilise resources effectively, and eradicate inefficiencies, avoiding any waste in time, labour and materials.
Antony Law, Managing Director of Churchill London, says:
‘We will use our forward thinking approach and extensive knowledge of the higher education sector to ensure a smooth transition, and deliver a high standard of product and service. Providing an outstanding client experience is paramount to our success in helping the University achieve its objectives.’