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Derwent cleans up at Aston University

04 March 2013

Derwent Response, the deep cleaning and maintenance division set up by Derwent FM last November, has won a contract at Aston University worth over £90,000

The company has been appointed by BAM Construction for phase two of the £214m Aston University Student Villages project, which will provide 2,400 new en-suite rooms, 1,300 of these being opened in phase one in 2010.

The five month project, which will be completed in the summer this year, involves a full builder’s clean along with external brickwork cleaning to 1,063 student rooms.
Derwent Response has been set target dates by BAM to finish each cluster achieving a 100 per cent pass rate to date.

Clive Eals, project manager, Aston University, said: “The standards and target set by BAM are extremely challenging and Derwent Response has been able to meet these challenges, cleaning the student flats to a very high standard.

“Phase two of Aston Student Villages is helping to transform the campus, delivering new accommodation for over 1,000 students, which will mean that for the academic year 2013/14 we are offering over 3,000 en-suite rooms on campus to our students for the first time in our history.”

Ian Sharpe, head of Derwent Response, said: “To be appointed for this project is very rewarding since we were competing with much larger companies to win the business. It is testament to both our on-site and off-site teams that we are delivering on all our targets.
“Since our launch last year the company is fast becoming recognised for its expertise in the deep cleaning and maintenance arena, which is demonstrated by the growing number of projects for which we are now being selected.”

Derwent Response provides deep cleaning, void repairs, light fabric works, grounds maintenance and window cleaning contracts to Derwent FM contracts as well as tendering commercially for cleaning and void work. It employs 30 staff and its clients include Framework Housing, University of Derby, University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.

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