Vinci Facilities has been awarded a three-year total facilities management contract by Cadw, the Welsh Government's historic monument service, across its entire estate in Wales.
Cadw means 'protect' in Welsh and Vinci will be working across Wales to provide FM services to 130 monuments in state care.
Under the contract, secured through the Crown Commercial Services framework, Vinci's team will clean all Cadw-run visitor centres. Vinci said, "a critical part of the service will be the landscaping and external works".
The FM provider will also manage tree surveys, grounds maintenance, all hard and soft landscaping, including waterways and bridges and all mechanical and electrical maintenance.
All works will be planned and reactive, and Vinci's team will provide a 24-hour call-out service backed by its help desk in Bridgend, South Wales. Further work will include M&E, lift installations and new IT infrastructure, as well as biodiversity, energy management, pest control, security and waste removal.
Biodiversity and energy management across the extensive grounds means that sustainability and a commitment to the environment will be at the heart of the service.
Tony Raikes, managing director of Vinci Facilities, said: "Over the years we have built up a partnership with the Welsh Government and this new piece of work confirms that. We have an advantage in that we know Wales and our teams responded quickly to what Cadw needed.
"It truly is a total FM service and as part of the mobilisation process one key task is a detailed asset survey and update of the asset register. It is a great challenge and we are proud to be given the responsibility. The contract is very different in many ways - it is about far more than managing assets. It is about being part of the custodianship of the historical environment and Welsh heritage."
Cadw is part of the Welsh Government's culture, sport and tourism department with a mission to care for Wales's historic environment for the benefit of people today and in the future.