Wates FM has been chosen by the Wellcome Genome Campus to carry out mechanical and electrical maintenance and minor works to buildings and infrastructure at its biodata and genomics research campus.
Under the five-year contract, which begins today (1 December), Wates will provide a comprehensive range of hard FM services at the campus to improve service delivery, develop building, energy and carbon emissions optimisation towards its net-zero target.
The Wellcome Genome Campus is home to some of the world's leading institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, delivering life-changing science projects.
Wates FM will also create opportunities for training and employment in Cambridge, working in partnership with the Wellcome Genome Campus to support the local community.
James Gregg, managing director of Wates FM, said: “We are very proud to have been appointed to deliver building maintenance (M&E) services at the Wellcome Genome Campus. We share many of the same values, especially in the drive towards a net zero carbon future, where Wates Group has committed to be zero waste and zero carbon from our operations by 2025.
“Throughout the contract, our team will help Wellcome identify innovative products, through the Wates Innovation Network to implement across the campus to aid in their journey towards carbon neutrality.”
Sian Nash, associate chief operating officer at Wellcome Genome Campus, added: “Wates Facilities Management have the right experience and expertise to offer us the high quality of service and delivery that is critical to keep our science going. We also look forward to implementing the innovations they will bring to support our sustainability journey.”
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