Commercial Maintenance Services UK (CMS) has secured a two-year contract with The Huntercombe Group specialist healthcare provider.
The facilities maintenance company is undertaking all planned and preventative building maintenance together with heating, hot water, and air conditioning installations at its 12 UK hospitals and residential centres.
Founded 30 years ago, the healthcare group looks after about 700 patients and residents each day across England and Scotland, specialising in caring for people with mental health problems, learning difficulties, or brain injuries – from young children to patients in their 60s.
CMS has worked with its Darlington-based client on previous maintenance contracts and the latest agreement strengthens that relationship for another two years.
Nic Smith, the firm’s managing director, said the contract win “reflects CMS’s ability to respond to maintenance and installation requirements nationwide – from day-to-day maintenance, such as changing a tap, to installing a heating system”.
He added: “We have a great deal of experience working for both the NHS, private hospitals and care homes, and understand just how vital it is to keep these facilities operational and their patients and residents comfortable and safe.
“In addition, we are able to offer peace of mind to our commercial clients, such as The Huntercombe Group, through our responsive emergency call-out service, which operates 24/7.”
CMS, based in Gateshead, has been installing, maintaining and repairing business-critical systems throughout the UK – including heating, plumbing, electricals, air conditioning, and refrigeration – for more than 20 years. It operates a series of engineering hubs nationwide. Its other clients in the healthcare sector include the NHS, care home provider HC-One, Four Seasons Health Care and Nuffield Health. Over the past 12 months CMS has carried out work at more than 750 care homes.
Julian Wilson, group director of estates at The Huntercombe Group, said: “It’s important we avoid any equipment breakdown, which is not only costly but essential to the exceptional level of care we provide.
“The expertise and professionalism displayed by its engineers was a major factor in our decision to award CMS a two-year contract.”
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