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Europa wins £9m maintenance contract in Haringey

17 December 2008

Europa and the London Borough of Haringey have entered into a six year contract worth around £9m to manage maintenance to Council’s properties.

Work began in early November as Europa’s team took responsibility for the maintenance of nearly 150 properties around the outer London borough ranging from civic offices, libraries, museums and recreational facilities. Europa will work in collaboration with Haringey to improve the planned maintenance regime around the borough’s buildings and the contract will focus on a whole life approach – identifying efficiencies and enhancing delivery of services.

Haringey has a diverse range of properties including Bruce Castle Museum, a grade one listed building in Tottenham, one of the most important properties in Haringey’s portfolio. Built in the 16th Century as a manor house in 20 acres of parkland for William Compton, a member of Henry VIII’s court, it now operates as Bruce Castle Museum and houses the Borough’s local history collections and archives.

Europa has a strong reputation in the public sector with its award winning work in Thurrock and with Hertfordshire County Council. The Haringey contract consolidates its status as a major player in the market.

Greig Brown, chief executive of Europa commented:
“When we started talking to Haringey in the summer of 2008 we were very keen to establish a relationship, based on partnering with them, to demonstrate how we could add value to the contract. Once we were named as successful bidder in late September we were able to mobilise the work quickly because we were already building a strong relationship with them. We are excited about the opportunity and see this as a chance to show the whole FM industry how a collaborative approach can deliver excellent service in the public sector.”

Malcolm Greaves, corporate landlord manager for Haringey Council said:
“We have a demanding mix of properties across the borough and it is vital that our FM partner not only understands the different characteristics of the area and impact on the services provided, but appreciates the importance of working as a team with Haringey and the supply chain. We have been impressed with Europa’s commitment and dedication and look forward to working with them to achieve excellence in asset management.”

The contract is initially for four years with an option for an extension of one year, followed by another year and is valued at approx £1.5M per annum.

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