Skanska will carry out mechanical & electrical maintenance and look after the fabric of the Corporation’s buildings. The contract begins in July 2017 and lasts for five years, at £4.6m a year, with the option to renew for a further two years.
Buildings that Skanska will look after include Mansion House, Tower Bridge, the Old Bailey, the Guildhall and the Barbican together with Smithfield and Spitalfields markets.
The City Corporation’s estate also spreads outside of London to include Epping Forest, Hampstead Heath, Tilbury Docks and Burnham Beeches. It includes schools and police stations, libraries and a large investment portfolio of commercial offices, retail and leisure.
City of London Corporation operations group director Pete Collinson said: “We’re pleased to appoint Skanska with the demanding task of delivering a quality maintenance service to our built environment and our heritage and green spaces. Providing continued maintenance and improvement to our property and facilities for the benefit of visitors and users is an ongoing priority.”
Skanska managing director Katy Dowding said: “We look forward to working with this prestigious new customer. We’ll be using lots of new ideas and innovations to deliver a first-class service.”