CBRE has been awarded a five-year integrated facilities management (IFM) contract with The Quadram Institute (QI), a pioneering new food and health research and endoscopy centre based on the Norwich Research Park.

The Quadram Institute will be a facility for research and training in food science and health which brings teams from Quadram Institute Bioscience, the University of East Anglia, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) together under one roof. The building will be a hub for studies across four key themes: the gut and the microbiome; healthy ageing; food innovation; and food safety, as well as containing a new Regional Endoscopy Centre and Clinical Research Facility.

The contract terms will see CBRE providing a fully integrated service to the QI, including mechanical and electrical maintenance, fabric, cleaning, security, grounds and waste when the building opens its doors in early 2018.

CBRE was selected as the QI’s chosen partner on the basis of their extensive experience of operating within the life sciences and research sector as well as their commitment to customer engagement and satisfaction.

David Mann, Project Director, Quadram Institute Bioscience commented: “CBRE demonstrated a deep understanding of the QI, its associated values, objectives and aspirations during the tender process. We are confident that they are the best partner to support the Institute in the pursuit of scientific and clinical excellence by providing the QI’s occupiers, visitors, patients and stakeholders with a world class environment.”

Jon Benford, Business Unit Director, CBRE Global Workplace Solutions said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the QI, an internationally renowned institution that brings together some of the world’s most influential and respected scientific organisations. We believe that the service provision offered by CBRE will enhance this image and support a truly collaborative partnership between all parties.”