25 June 2018 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal
Premier Workplace Services has been awarded a new five-year contract for furniture relocation, storage, reuse and recycling services, by the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).
Premier has been supporting the MPS with furniture relocation, reuse and recycling services, alongside the FM contract integrator KBR, since 2014.
The service has consisted of daily moves and change requirements as well as major projects as the MPS estate has undergone extensive rationalisation.
A key feature of the project has been supporting the MPS with the clearance of estate buildings, including the relocation of New Scotland Yard from St James's Park to its new building in Westminster.
With assets gained from the clearances, Premier has enabled the MPS to make financial and environmental savings. These have included the reuse of more than 3,000 items of furniture via the MPS 'Swap Shop' scheme, the remanufacturing of more than 200 desks that otherwise would have been recycled, and the saving of over £300,000 in procurement costs and £15,000 in waste costs.
The renewed contract will see Premier continue to support the MPS in the delivery of their estate transformation programme with a focus on sustainability, cost-effectiveness and minimum impact on the MPS's day-to-day work.