Three-year extension to m&e fm contract, with wider scope

Emcor Group (UK) has won a three-year extension of its facilities management contract with London’s Natural History Museum.

Emcor has provided mechanical and electrical engineering services across all of the Museum’s sites since 2001. Under the new agreement, the scope of work has been extended to include grounds maintenance, managing a helpdesk facility for hard and soft services, management of the cleaning contracts and the provision of a full computer aided design service.

The contract includes the main Waterhouse building in South Kensington, which is Grade I listed inside and out, as well as the new Darwin Centre, which opens to visitors in September. The Darwin Centre is the latest addition to the Museum’s portfolio and will provide world-class storage facilities, state-of-the-art laboratories that will be used by the world’s leading scientists and innovative public galleries and programmes for visitors.

Robert Lamb, estates manager at the Natural History Museum comments: “We were thoroughly impressed with Emcor’s innovative proposals for the new contract and its approach to service delivery has resulted in a more efficient, cost effective and flexible package.”

Nick Morris, managing director, Emcor Facilities Services, added: “We are delighted and extremely proud to be working alongside the Natural History Museum, a world class education and scientific research institution. We are looking forward to continuing a long-term relationship with the Museum and enhancing its facilities management capabilities even further.”