An Interserve joint venture with AMEC was selected to deliver the PFI project – one of the first to be let by a governmental department.
The redevelopment of the Newcastle Estate began in February 1998 with major refurbishment and remedial works by Interserve at two existing sites at Durham House, Washington, and Tyne View Park, Newcastle. Meanwhile AMEC undertook two new developments at Benton Park, Newcastle, and Waterview Park, two miles from Washington town centre.
Now complete, the four sites house over 16,000 people and cover over 1.5 million square feet, with Interserve delivering a wide range of hard Facilities Management (FM) services across the different sites until 2029.
In a separate contract, awarded in 2004, Interserve also provides a range of soft FM services across all four sites including catering, cleaning, waste management and accommodation office services – all tailored to meet the client’s needs at each location.
The service provision was designed to fulfill the client’s objectives of reducing costs while adopting a more holistic approach. We self-perform almost all services allowing the client strict quality control and simplified lines of communication.