CBRE Extends Facilities Management Partnership with Alstom

CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) and the UK’s leading rail manufacturer, Alstom, have extended their long-term facilities management partnership, consolidating Alstom’s extensive and varied national portfolio under one contract.

Under the extended partnership, CBRE GWS will provide a multi-faceted facilities management service for Alstom’s critical production and maintenance hubs across the UK, including technical services, cleaning, and waste management.

The extension represents a strengthening of CBRE GWS and Alstom’s existing relationship, with CBRE GWS providing facilities management and project management services across a significant portion of Alstom’s national estate since 2018.

In the next iteration of the partnership, CBRE GWS’s delivery will centre on ensuring Alstom’s estate is fit for purpose to deliver the mobility solutions of tomorrow, employing technologies such as predictive risk-based maintenance strategies and creating a bespoke supply chain strategy.

Sustainability is also a key focus of the renewed delivery model, with CBRE implementing environmental best practice initiatives across its supply chain and services to support Alstom’s goal of reaching net zero by 2050.

We are delighted to be continuing our long-standing relationship with Alstom and bringing our expertise in the rail industry to their complete UK portfolio.

Our shared dedication to sustainability and our mutual understanding of the unique demands of the rail industry make this an incredibly rewarding partnership. We look forward to continuing to support Alstom, while setting new standards for sustainability in the rail industry.

Doug Janikiewicz, Managing Director at CBRE GWS

Working in collaboration with CBRE for another five years shows how Alstom are looking to enhance Facilities Management within the rail sector, bringing responsible procurement of services with an agile partner that can support our 24/7 operations. My team and I look forward to supporting our stakeholders across our 37 sites in partnership with CBRE.

Stephen Taylor, Head of Facilities Management at Alstom

Alstom have partnered with CBRE GWS for the facilities management of 18 sites within their national portfolio since 2018. In January 2021, Alstom completed its acquisition of Bombardier Transportation (BT), bringing all former BT sites under its ownership, subsequently awarding CBRE the contract for the consolidated portfolio.

The new contract between CBRE GWS and Alstom took effect in early December 2023.


About Alstom

With 37 locations and 6,000 employees, Alstom is the UK and Ireland’s leading supplier of new trains and train services, and a leading signalling and rail infrastructure provider. Alstom have built, or are building, just under 40 per cent of the UK mainline train fleet; as well as the entire fleets in service with London Underground and Dublin Luas. Half of all UK rail journeys are made on an Alstom train, while its portfolio of smart products is the widest on the market. Alstom’s mission is to support a low-carbon future through the development of innovative and sustainable transportation solutions