Bury St Edmunds-based Servest secures £3.8m City of London cleaning contract

Tower Bridge.

Tower Bridge. - Credit: PA

Facilities management group Servest has won a four-year contract with the City of London Corporation to provide cleaning services to a range of prestigious buildings and sites.

Under the contract, which is worth £3.8million a year and has a possible three-year extension, 320 staff will provide a range of services to landmark sites including the Barbican Centre, the Guildhall, Mansion House and Tower Bridge.

In total, the contract will see Servest, which is based near Bury St Edmunds, service a portfolio of more than 90 properties and sites including schools, public buildings and attractions, investment properties, police buildings and managed offices both in and outside of the Square Mile.

The contract also covers open and green spaces including Epping Forest and gives Servest a presence in notable areas including Fleet Street, Leadenhall Market and NewBond Street.

Servest won the contract under a competitive tender process that lasted around a year including prequalification. Pete Collinson, operations group director for the City of London Corporation, said:, “We wanted a service provider that will bring innovation, flexibility, provide a high standard of service whilst providing good value for money. Servest has met all our requirements and we look forward to a successful relationship.”

Rob Legge, Servest chief executive for the UK and Europe, said: “This contract with the City of London Corporation will give Servest a footprint across London.

“We’re delighted to have the opportunity to partner with the City of London to service such a large and prestigious portfolio.”