Europa has started 2013 by launching a new Total Facilities Management service with a London borough council worth in excess of £15million.
Working in partnership with Brent Council for an initial five years, Europa has commenced provision of facilities management services including security, cleaning, washroom services, landscaping and pest control across the Council’s current buildings.
In addition, from April 2013 Europa will also provide full FM services including maintenance, mechanical and electrical works and repairs, and car park management for the newly constructed Brent Civic Centre. A function and catering service will also be provided offering high-quality events for the local community and a restaurant serving hot and cold meals, snacks and ‘grab and go’ options. In addition, a premium refreshments bar will serve slow-roasted, fair trade coffee as part of the offer to provide the best possible in-house value for Brent Council employees.
Greig Brown, Europa Chief Executive, said: “The TFM deal with Brent Council will see Europa deliver our core services to a wide range of existing council buildings throughout the duration of the five year contract and we look forward to working with the Council to develop a successful long-term relationship.”
The Civic Centre will be greenest public building in the UK and the fourth greenest in the world, making best use of natural light, ventilation, rainwater harvesting, an indoor winter garden and green roofs. The building also features, sustainably sourced building materials, 250 secure bicycle parking spaces, charging points for electric cars, efficient waste disposal systems which maximise recycling, energy saving IT systems and highly efficient heating and cooling systems.
Cllr George Crane, lead member for Regeneration and Major Projects at Brent Council said: “The Council is looking forward to moving into the Civic Centre, located at the heart of the borough and part of the growing, attractive and world renowned Wembley. We are delighted to have been able to select Europa to deliver a Total Facilities Management service, as we believe they understand and appreciate the vision and ambition of the Council.”