14 December 2018 | FM World Team
HOST 2 Ltd has awarded an eight-year contract to Ecocleen's south-west franchise, AHG Facilities Management, to carry out cleaning services at one of the largest worker campus developments in Europe.
Under the agreement, worth up to £1.5 million a year, Ecocleen will handle all internal cleaning requirements at the specially designed accommodation that will be used by construction workers at EDF Energy's Hinkley Point C nuclear power station near Bridgwater in Somerset.
Client HOST 2 is a joint venture of three Somerset companies that have joined forces to manage living accommodation at the power station site.
Works will be carried out on two campuses comprising 1,496 bedrooms and recreational facilities. Ecocleen will initially clean 15 residential blocks for up to 510 workers on the Hinkley campus, which also includes an amenity building with a reception area, restaurant, bars, entertainment rooms/meeting rooms and gym. The operation will be extended to the Sedgemoor Campus, which once complete later this year will add another 986 rooms across 29 blocks.
"Ecocleen was chosen from several strong candidates due to EDF Energy's desire to procure services locally," explains Jim Humphrey, Ecocleen’s regional director for the South West. "We were able to tick the boxes for the project's local agenda, while having the ability to successfully deploy the cleaning operation in just a month. We also possessed the specialist knowledge, advanced cleaning techniques and technological innovation needed by being backed by Ecocleen's nationwide standards, systems and support."
Jean-Henri Beukes, managing director at Ecocleen, added: "We are now not only experienced to work on such a high-profile nuclear project, but we have also been able to use the knowledge to expand our capabilities within the hospitality sector. This latest contract award further underlines our position as one of the leading and fastest-growing commercial cleaning specialists in the UK."
Hinkley Point C is the first in a new generation of nuclear power stations in the UK, expected to provide low-carbon electricity for around six million homes. It is also aiming to deliver other long-term benefits to stimulate and support Somerset and the South West.
Ecocleen's franchised business model delivers local cleaning solutions across a diverse mix of industry sectors backed by nationwide standards, systems and support and currently services 7.7 million square feet of office, retail, healthcare and industrial space, handling contracts of all sizes for both private and public sector organisations.