Brayborne Facilities Services is to extend the provision of cleaning services at City College Southampton for two more years.
City College is a general further education facility in Southampton city centre that offers career-led courses, apprenticeships and education for young people and adults.
The campus has undergone a huge investment in new facilities and equipment, allowing students to learn and work in real-life working environments using industry-standard equipment.
Specialist on-site facilities include a professional theatre, commercial restaurant, hair and beauty salons, a science lab, engineering and construction workshops. The site also includes buildings leased to Solent University, a children's nursery, and a marine skills centre at Woolston.
Brayborne was first appointed to the site in 2018 and has subsequently resolved staffing issues, revised scheduling and introduced cost-cutting efficiencies. Its 25-strong cleaning team provides vertical and horizontal day-to-day cleaning, together with periodic deep cleans.
Jackie Nicholas, City College estates & procurement manager, said that Brayborne had been reappointed without retendering. “They have improved our cleaning process, readily offer flexibility that meets our changing needs, and have been particularly supportive during the lockdown. We benefit from a friendly and effective team whose improved morale is reflected in standards and willingness to help.
Part of The Exclusive Services Group, Brayborne manages more than 1,100 staff across 250 contracts and specialises in daily and periodic cleaning in the educational and commercial sectors.
The City College appointment is the latest in a series of education cleaning contracts awarded to Brayborne covering at least 20 sites across southern England.