Facilities services provider Artic has won a full hard FM contract with The British Academy, the UK's advocate body for the humanities and social sciences.
Based in the grade 1 listed Georgian townhouse at 10-11 Carlton Terrace in London, The British Academy, a self-governing and independent registered charity, was established in 1902 and received its royal charter in the same year. It has a fellowship of more than 1,000 academics spanning all disciplines within the humanities sphere.
Artic won the contract after a competitive tender process run by the academy’s facilities team. It includes a weekly engineer attendance to oversee general aspects of asset and building maintenance supported by the Artic mobile engineering team to carry out all mechanical and electrical asset PPMs with the company’s in-house engineers. Artic has also taken on responsibility for several compliance maintenance asset groups, for which it has engaged specific subcontractors to provide specialist skill sets. Full 24/7 reactive cover is also included for all assets.
The contract will be managed on a day-to-day basis by a contract management team, which will guide service provision and form a collaborative approach with the academy's general FM team. Artic said its “strong emphasis on collaboration with a constant and dedicated administration team resonated with the academy during the tender process”.
“Now that the contract has been smoothly and successfully mobilised, we look forward to providing our usual high-quality service delivery for the full multi-year period of the contract and supporting this iconic building.”