Julius Rutherfoord & Co has been awarded the cleaning contract at The House of St Barnabas, a social members club and employment academy in the heart of London’s Soho.
The not-for-profit members' club in Greek Street opened in October 2013 with the vision "to create a future where sustained employment is a reality for those affected by homelessness", and runs a scheme in which participants work at the club in hospitality and administrative roles before graduating with a City and Guilds qualification to help get back into paid work and break the cycle of homelessness.
JR&Co mobilised in August at the grade I listed Georgian townhouse, which is noted for its fine rococo plasterwork interiors and for other architectural features and its team (which has been trained in enhanced sanitisation for combat Covid-19) began with a thorough deep clean of the house to deliver a meticulously clean environment, followed by a sanitisation using the Clorox 360 system to ensure a Covid-19-secure environment.
The company is a specialist in cleaning listed buildings, including The Honourable Society of the Inner and Middle Temple Estates.
The company says it is delivering a routine evening clean along with periodic carpet cleaning, waste management and window cleaning to “foster an environment in which their members, partners and supporters can work to create a fairer future”.