Contractor links up with Mercury Alliance

Willmott Dixon has formed a strategic partnership with the country’s largest facilities management provider Mercury Alliance.

The agreement takes the annual turnover of the Mercury Alliance partners - which includes catering, cleaning and security firms - to £1.7bn.

John Frankiewicz, divisional chief executive at Willmott Dixon capital works, said: “This is an exciting new venture that will allow us to broaden our service offering as clients increasingly look to bundle several services in one contract. 

“Also, we expect to see an increase in building contracts that involve managing the energy and carbon performance of property in use and our strategic relationship with Mercury will give us a formidable new service offering in this regard.

“As clients in both private and public sectors look for new ideas to get more from their capital spend, especially in regard to green issues, it is inevitable that more contracts will link construction with post-occupancy performance and care.”

Chris Brady, managing director and co-founder of Mercury Alliance, said: “Our aim is simple – it’s to redefine facilities management and make it relevant to a new generation.

“There is so much unnecessary duplication and cost involved in even ‘bundled’ packages and the Alliance model delivers immediate cost and efficiency savings, without any compromise in service delivery.

“We are delighted that Willmott Dixon has chosen to partner with us. Together, we believe that we can create a new model of working, setting the high performance standards that customers not only want, but actually deserve.”