NG Bailey has won a three-year contract to provide maintenance services at Southampton Football Club‘s ground.
Under the contract, the services and engineering firm will supply a range of mechanical, electrical and building fabric maintenance services at St Mary’s Stadium and the club’s Staplewood training facility.
The works form part of the club’s wider sustainability strategy to reduce the carbon footprint of its sites and follows a year-long evaluation and competitive tendering process.
As well as St Mary’s Stadium, a key part of the deal involves maintaining the club’s state-of-the-art Staplewood training facility, which is on the edge of the New Forest. As well as training areas for the first team and youth team, the facility also includes a gym, restaurant, function and seminar areas alongside temperature-controlled rehabilitation and treatment facilities, medical areas and a hydrotherapy pool.
NG Bailey’ said its flexible approach to building maintenance means that problems can be identified sooner and fixed faster. Information from building management is also captured and used to improve a building’s carbon footprint by reducing energy and water use.
John Cooper, operations director at NG Bailey said: “Maintaining excellence across everything we do is a key principle of our work at NG Bailey and we have a proven track record of delivering complex maintenance projects.
“Our team will also be focusing on introducing new working practices and increasing the application of technology to improve the efficiency of the sites through the reduction in energy, water and other resources.”
Tim Greenwell, the club’s chief legal and risk officer said it was looking to build a long-term partnership with the company. “Their expertise will allow us to further maintain and improve our sites so that our players, staff and, most importantly, our fans will, in time, start to notice a really positive change. We believe that this relationship will really help us to build the facilities to carry the club forward, assist us in bringing our new sustainability strategy to life and help enhance the experience of everyone visiting St Mary’s for matches and other events.”
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