CBRE Global Workplace Solutions (GWS), a provider of facilities management, has been appointed to provide total facilities management in a five-year contract for the John Lewis Partnership.
Under the terms of the deal, CBRE GWS will provide hard and soft facilities management services, which will include mechanical and engineering support, cleaning, refrigeration and grounds services across John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners shops, as well as some head office and support sites.
Ian Entwisle, CEO GWS APAC/EMEA, said: "Our vast experience in providing facilities management services in large-scale contracts makes us ideally placed to support the John Lewis Partnership in providing exemplary facilities services across its UK sites."
In a statement the John Lewis Partnership confirmed it will restructure its maintenance function, moving the majority of activity and service provision to a single maintenance provider - CBRE.
This will create "a partnership-wide maintenance function, driving greater efficiency while improving maintenance service levels across its John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners shops, distribution network and head offices".
The announcement comes following an 18-month review of the Partnership's maintenance function and will see 365 maintenance Partners move to the new provider in July 2019 under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations (TUPE).