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Interserve wins £6.5m building maintenance contract with the London Borough of Lewisham

by Interserve Press Office | Jul 05, 2011

Interserve, the international support services and construction group, has been awarded a five-year contract to carry out building and maintenance services for Lewisham Council.

Interserve will start working with Lewisham Council this month, delivering building maintenance and management services. The contract will be supporting 158 buildings throughout the borough in south east London, including a mix of non-residential sites such as corporate buildings, offices, depots, libraries and community centres used by the 250,000 residents. The contract has the potential to extend until 2018.

The London Borough of Lewisham took the decision to outsource to Interserve as it wanted a partner who could support its building rationalisation programme, improve the condition of assets and enable flexibility to adapt and share services going forward.

The contract, procured through the Buying Solutions Facilities Management Framework, enables the council to procure cost-effectively and source the best partner for its needs.

Interserve will provide a range of services including management and administration, health and safety, risk and business-continuity management, environmental management, helpdesk and computer-aided facilities management, and building maintenance services.

Keith Dorling, Managing Director - Home Affairs and Local Authorities at Interserve said: "This important project adds to Interserve's already extensive local authority experience and enables us to bring best practice in support services to Lewisham Council. The council was looking for a partner who could offer best value whilst retaining a flexible attitude to delivering services cost effectively, as local government's requirements change to meet the current political and budgetary challenges.

"It is important for taxpayers to know their money is being well spent, and Lewisham's choice of Interserve as an intelligent partner means that we can help Lewisham streamline services and save money while putting the citizen's voice at the heart of decision making."

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For further information please contact:

Hannah Simpkins
External Marketing Manager, Interserve
020 7902 2000
hannah.simpkins@interserve.com

Catherine Roche
Edson Evers
01785 255146
catherine@edsonevers.com

About Interserve

Interserve's vision is to be the Trusted Partner of all our stakeholders. We are one of the world's foremost support services and construction companies, operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment and facilities management services for society's infrastructure. Interserve is based in the UK. It has revenue of £1.9 billion and a workforce of nearly 50,000 people worldwide.

General website: www.interserve.com

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