This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

Cofely to deliver technical services to Victoria & Albert Museum

01 September 2011

Cofely, the energy and environmental efficiency services company of GDF SUEZ for businesses and local authorities, has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver maintenance, fabric works and energy management services to the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) in London - the largest museum of decorative arts and design in the world.

The V&A has a strong focus on sustainability and Cofely will be working closely with the museum on its ‘Future Plan – 2015/17’ energy saving programme. The services are to be self-delivered by Cofely, including the management of specialist sub-contractors as required.

In addition to day-to-day reactive and planned maintenance, Cofely is managing and delivering a range of improvement works, including upgrading of chiller plant, fire systems and the building management system and developing a re-lamping strategy. In parallel, the planned maintenance regime is being optimised to reflect the condition of plant items and the need to maintain close environmental control to protect the museum’s many delicate exhibits.

The contract covers all five buildings at the museum’s main site in West London, as well as the Children’s Museum in East London and storage facilities in Central London and Hampshire. Cofely has a team of 11 site based staff, including a senior manager, an energy manager and multi-skilled mechanical and electrical engineers. The V&A will also have access to Cofely’s 24 hour help desk outside standard working hours.

“The V&A is the most recent of a number of museum and heritage sites, including the British Library, that we now manage and where our specialist expertise and experience add real value for Customers,” noted Cofely Managing Director, Stephen Grant. “We are proud to be involved with such a prestigious site as the V&A and delighted that we are able to help it reduce its costs and its carbon footprint,” he continued.

“When appointing a new service provider we wanted to make the contract more inclusive and reduce our in-house administration in relation to management of sub-contractors, while ensuring we achieved better value,” explained the V&A’s Director of Estates Steve Hyde. “Cofely’s energy management and sustainability credentials were also crucial in the decision-making process and these are key performance indicators in the contract,” he added.


Contact Details and Archive...

Print this page | E-mail this page

www.fsifm.com
https://www.ironmongerydirect.co.uk/?utm_source=PFM&utm_medium=MPU%20Banner&utm_campaign=Everything%20you%20need%20banner&utm_term=Clicks&utm_content=Feb%2021


MOST VIEWED...

View more articles
Article image

Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the r...
Article image

Registration page published for PFM Partnership Awards 2020 ceremony

Those wishing to attend the online presentation ceremony for the PFM Partnership Awards 2020 at 16.00 on 17 March can now register in advance by

Rightsourcing approach for the running of facilities

The global outsourced Facilities Management (FM) market is set to exceed £1trillion by 2025, according to research by Frost and Sullivan. It’s big business...

Benchmarking maintenance

BSRIA has just published this year's operation and maintenance benchmarking report as a guide for building operators to evaluate their performance against ...

Landmarc on Target

British troops are trained on ranges and facilities managed under a PPP contract that has radically changed the way they are maintained and supported. Jane...
Article image

HE Simm Group appoints new managing director to grow its hard FM business

The HE Simm Group – one of the leading family owned and operated engineering and services businesses – has made a major appointment to facilitate the growt...
https://www.uhubglobal.com
https://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/html5/reader/production/default.aspx?pubname=&edid=b8a4f410-683e-4c84-b22e-4288fc573866