Technical engineering solutions provider SPIE UK has been awarded a four-year contract to carry out fire systems maintenance for the University of Ulster.
The contract will run for four years, with an optional extension period of another four years.
SPIE UK’s team will work at all four of the university’s campuses – at Magee (Derry/Londonderry), Coleraine, Jordanstown and Belfast. As part of the deal, SPIE will conduct planned and reactive maintenance, servicing and repair of fire alarms and gas suppression on a 24/7 basis, 365 days a year.
The provider will also carry out upgrades to the fire systems as needed. The firm already supplies services to the university, and its relationship with the university and its familiarity with the facilities have been key to understanding the improvements needed, said the company.
Jim Skivington, SPIE UK’s divisional managing director, said: “I know that that the team is also very much looking forward to supporting the university in its efforts to engage the local community and support its graduate programme, helping to develop the next generation of professionals in the built environment in Northern Ireland.”
The university is known for its regional community engagement, contributing to the economic, social, and cultural development of Northern Ireland. As part of its work with the institution, SPIE said it would also engage in several community benefit pledges, by creating work experience placements across technical and administrative roles for students, as well as participating in career events.