G4S Facilities Management to deliver FM solution for Transport Research Laboratory’s headquarters

G4S is now handling the FM contract at TRL's headquarters in Berkshire

G4S is now handling the FM contract at TRL’s headquarters in Berkshire

G4S Facilities Management has won a contract to deliver facilities management services for TRL, the Transport Research Laboratory (a recognised world leader when it comes to innovative transport research, consultancy and solutions) at its UK headquarters in Wokingham, Berkshire.

Under the three-year, £1.8 million deal which begins on Thursday 1 October, G4S FM will deliver security, catering, hospitality, cleaning, reception, portering and postal services to the 350 TRL employees based at Crowthorne House.

The announcement follows a detailed competitive tender procedure involving several FM service providers.

“We’re continuing to evolve towards a new and exciting future as a company,” explained Colin O’Hara, head of facilities at TRL. “The working environment within the building is incredibly important in supporting the business through these changes. While many of the FM services carried out within the company have worked well for a number of years, the opportunity a fresh partnership with one supplier brings is enormous. We’re fully confident that G4S FM will bring a new and positive approach to managing the site.”

In response, Terry Woodhouse (interim managing director at G4S FM) told Risk UK: “We’re thrilled to have won this contract and we’re now looking forward to developing a lasting relationship with TRL. We’ll be delivering substantial benefits, including better services for building users, greater flexibility in the management of the facilities and multi-skilling opportunities for staff.”

G4S Facilities Management creates flexible solutions to deliver safe and secure environments. The business boasts an annual turnover of around £300 million and employs over 7,200 staff across the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

G4S FM offers total facilities management, security, cleaning, catering, ‘Hard FM’ and service desk services to contracts within the commercial, healthcare, education and central Government sectors.

Customers of the business include the Met Office, Rio Tinto, Aggregate Industries, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs and General Dynamics UK.

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