CBRE Top Of The Class With University Of East Anglia Appointment
CBRE, the global real estate advisor, has been appointed to provide facilities management (FM) services to the University of East Anglia at its 2,500,000 sq ft campus.
The University of East Anglia is an internationally renowned academic institution with social and cultural facilities which is home to over 15,000 students. Located in 320 acres of rolling parkland, the University is part of the Norwich Research Park which houses over 3000 scientists – one of Europe’s biggest concentrations of researches. This year, the university has again been rated one of the best universities for student experience with sporting facilities to include the University Sportspark which regularly hosts international sporting events. In addition, the Sainsbury Centre is on site which is famous for visual arts hosting an International Literary Festival.
Following a competitive tender, CBRE was awarded the contract through its technical engineering services arm, Norland Managed Services which it acquired last year. CBRE will deliver planned mechanical, electrical and building fabric maintenance, as well as project, energy and third party contractor management and hard landscaping services across the University’s 88 properties at its Norwich campus. The contract will go live on the 1st September 2015.
University of East Anglia added:
“We are delighted to be working in partnership with CBRE. The establishment of this contract is a vital aspect of our wider Built Assets strategy, and will ensure that we can achieve our objective of delivering a fully compliant, comprehensive risk based maintenance regime. We hope this is the first of many years of partnership with CBRE, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to work with them to provide an innovative solution to our customers, embracing best practice principles, and to exercise real value for money for the University.”
John Maidment, Group Services Director, at CBRE commented:
“The provision of first class educational facilities is imperative for the next generation to prosper. We look forward to working with the University of East Anglia to provide innovative facilities management strategies that the site and its students deserve.”