FM provider 14forty, part of Compass Group, has taken a £15 million total facilities management (TFM) contract with Cadent Gas to supply soft and hard services across more than 70 sites nationwide.
Cadent is the UK’s largest gas distribution network, managing a network of more than 80,000 miles of pipe – much of it underground – that transports gas to 11 million customers.
Under a new three-year agreement, 14forty will serve 15 large office premises and a variety of critical supply depots for Cadent’s gas engineers, who maintain, repair and replace piping and respond to emergency call-outs.
14forty has been retained by Cadent since 2016, but up until now supplied soft FM services only – reception, catering, cleaning and security. Hard FM provision under this contract includes maintaining, servicing and repairing all hard service lines including heating, ventilation, air conditioning, power generation, CCTV and other site safety systems at all Cadent sites.
Mauro Ortelli, 14forty’s managing director, said: “We’ve worked hard over the last five years to win the client’s trust and build an excellent working relationship. So, when our original contract was due for renewal we incorporated hard FM services, which relate to physical building structures, into our provision. Previously, these were undertaken by another company, but the client loved our proposal and gave us the work.”
He added: “We have a dedicated Cadent team that includes managers responsible for performance, technical services and individual UK regions, plus nearly 200 operatives on the ground who deliver the work.
“Cadent’s gas distribution network is a key part of the UK’s infrastructure and I am proud to say these individuals have worked continuously throughout the pandemic, helping Cadent to keep its critical systems running. They have allowed us to expand our remit with one of our most important clients and for this we thank them.”