19 December 2018 | FM World
All the major contract announcements and week-by-week market analysis.
Interserve stays at Yorkshire holiday park
Interserve secured a £7.75 million contract for the extension and partial refurbishment of South Cliff Holiday Park in Bridlington. The scheme saw the redevelopment of the caravan and campsite and will provide new amenity buildings such as toilet blocks, a new reception building and office accommodation as well as creating new pitches for tenting, touring, glamping, static caravans and lodges.
CleanEvent scored deal with Spurs
CleanEvent Services was selected by Tottenham Hotspur Football Club as their official stadium cleaning supplier. The three-year contract included cleaning and associated services at the new North London stadium.
Mercury shopped in Kilkenny
Mercury Security Management expanded its portfolio of retail clients after being awarded a security contract at Market Cross Shopping Centre in Kilkenny in the Irish Republic. The deal saw Mercury supply a core team of expertly equipped and fully trained security officers, with ready access to additional support and resources to provide manned guarding services at the location.
OCS won Hampshire Fire & Rescue contract
OCS won a contract with the Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service to deliver catering services to Hampshire Fire and Rescue and Hampshire Constabulary at the shared headquarters in Eastleigh. It was also to provide catering at a new conference facility that was due to open in November on the same site.
Searcys dished up at the Design Museum
Searcys was appointed as the caterer to the Design Museum at Kensington in London. Searcys launched a coffee bar on the ground floor, a café on the top floor, and catering for events at the museum. The coffee bar offers Searcys' sustainably sourced coffees and teas, while the café on the second floor provides casual dining with a seasonal menu serving British classics.
CBRE partners with Royal Museums Greenwich
CBRE secured a three-year contract with Royal Museums Greenwich (RMG) to provide mechanical and electrical services across its attractions and properties. The contract saw CBRE supporting RMG as it comes to the end of its New Galleries Project, a £12.6 million redevelopment of the National Maritime Museum, which commemorates the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's epic Endeavour voyage.
Olive scored at National Football Centre
The Football Association's National Football Centre, St George's Park, awarded workplace caterer Olive Catering Services a contract. Olive managed the staff restaurant at the sports education and coaching facility in Staffordshire. It catered for about 220 members of staff, as well as managing pitch-side catering for events such as the under-17 UEFA European championship.
Sodexo catered for Great Western Academy
Sodexo was awarded a three-year contract by Great Western Academy to provide catering, cleaning, washroom and pest control services. Sodexo introduced its new modern school food and dining environment offer, 'Food & Co by Sodexo'. Meals include breakfast, morning break and lunch, offering pupils a range of cosmopolitan foods tailored to meet the government's school food standards.
Elior flew high with Airbus
Aerospace company Airbus awarded a contract to Elior UK to manage food and drink delivery across its estate for five years. The contract saw Elior catering for 14,000 staff and guests at 20 outlets across five sites: Broughton, Filton, Newport, Portsmouth, and Stevenage. The caterer will also cater for VIP events and corporate hospitality and manage the estate's merchandising outlets - Let's Shop.
SPIE redevelops luxury London estate
SPIE UK awarded a contract for the mechanical, electrical, public health and fire engineering services for the redevelopment of the Regent's Crescent in London. The works are valued at over £20 million and will be completed over an 86-week period, which began in June. The redevelopment by Great Marlborough Estates consisted of 63 luxury apartments and nine mews properties.
Graeme Davies rounded up this period of contracts with his perspective in the September 2018 issue of FM World:
Week commencing 3 September
Waste and recycling specialist Renewi continued to reshape its portfolio of businesses with the exit from the UK organic waste sector after selling its 50 per cent share of the Energen anaerobic digestion facility in Cumbernauld. Following the sale of a similar anaerobic digestion facility at Wincott Park earlier in the year, Renewi is now able to focus its municipal division on waste management deals with local authorities.
Week commencing 10 September
Local government cuts have made the UK municipal waste sector a tough market for Biffa in recent times, putting margins in this division under pressure. But it has a well-diversified business, which means good trading conditions in the industrial and commercial division and in resource and recovery mitigated this weakness. Biffa has spent £20m on four acquisitions in the industrial and commercial business this year, adding about £22m in annualised revenues.
Week commencing 17 September
The latest trading update from Babcock said the business continues to operate in line with expectations, with 87 per cent of revenues for the 2018/19 year already in place and 57 per cent of the following year's expected revenues also already booked. Management also reported a combined order book and pipeline worth £32 billion. Babcock is refocusing on its core sectors of marine, land, aviation and nuclear, exiting its North American mining and construction support businesses and selling its media services business over the summer.
Week commencing 24 September
Serco surprised investors with a positive unscheduled trading update, stating that stronger than expected trading coupled with better than expected savings and efficiencies were likely to produce results 'meaningfully ahead' of current expectations. This was translated by management into forecast trading profits for the full year of £90 million-£95 million, equivalent to a 30-40 per cent uplift on last year. Net debt is expected to be at the lower end of expectations, at £200m, by the end of the year.