Mitie has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver facilities management services to Swansea University’s offices, lecture theatres and student halls.
Mitie will provide cleaning, waste management and grounds maintenance services to ensure buildings are clean and safe for the university’s employees and students when face-to-face teaching resumes in the next academic year.
The contract has the option to be extended for up to four more years and is worth £2.4 million a year.
The service provider will:
- Switch its fleet of vehicles on site to zero emission electric models in the first year, helping the university achieve its goal of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2035;
- Offer at least one internship every year to allow Swansea University students to combine their studies with on-the-job work experience; and
- Give staff on the contract time to participate in the university’s local volunteering activities.
Alice Woodwark, managing director, communities at Mitie, said: “We look forward to using our sustainability expertise and experience delivering services for higher education facilities to support the University with its goal of cutting waste and reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2035.”
Ben Lucas, associate director of commercial services at Swansea University, said: “The Mitie team bring broad expertise and experience in providing sustainable facilities management services and we look forward to working in partnership to ensure we continue to provide our community with the best possible on campus experience.”
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