CBRE has been reappointed to provide mechanical and electrical maintenance services to the prestigious National Gallery (“the Gallery”), located on Trafalgar Square. CBRE was awarded the contract extension following a competitive tender process which will continue the existing fifteen year partnership between the Gallery and CBRE for a further five years, with a possible two year extension.

The Gallery is guardian to one of the most perfectly formed collections of great paintings anywhere in the world. It is this recognition amongst the public that has led to an increase of nearly 40% in visitor numbers over the last decade, and the Gallery was listed as the second most visited attraction in the UK in the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions UK rankings this year.

CBRE has amassed a wealth of experience in delivering services to public spaces, critical, scientific and research institutions, heritage listed and visitor attraction contracts. Benefiting the National Gallery, CBRE draws on experience across these environments to continue to develop rigor and process to service delivery.

CBRE regularly generates best practice, innovation and continuous improvement and since the partnership began in 2002, has delivered significant service improvements and savings across the Gallery estate.

The National Gallery is set to host the International Association of Museum Facility Administrators (IAMFA) UK Chapter meeting in April, bringing together the UK’s best cultural institutions.

Steve Vandyke, Head of Building & Facilities at The National Gallery said:

“CBRE continue to provide a well-managed, quality service, with an emphasis on continuous improvement. They have always shown a deep understanding of our specific environment and the fundamental requirement to protect and maintain our highly valuable paintings and artefacts.”