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August 18, 2015

Carillion reaches close on £192m Midlands schools

The Local Education Partnership, which also consists of Wolverhampton City Council and Building Schools for the Future Investments, will deliver 26 schools in five phases over the next four years. The first phase will see two secondary schools and two Special Educational Needs schools built. The remaining 22 schools will

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MJ Ferguson on board to maintain three Ark schools

Facilities maintenance and services provider MJ Ferguson has been selected to provide mechanical and electrical, planned and reactive maintenance services for three academies within the Ark Schools Framework. MJ Ferguson will be providing mechanical and electrical (M&E) maintenance services including a biomass boiler, access control, fire, security, lighting and catering

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Servest buys Llewellyn Smith

Facilities management service provider Servest has acquired the energy efficiency business Llewellyn Smith to expand its energy management provision.   Llewellyn Smith provides compliance and consultancy services in both the commercial and domestic markets, including the big six utility companies, and energy efficiency installers within the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) initiative.   Llewellyn

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Carillion partners up for schools renewal deal

A Carillion joint venture – PSBP Midlands – has achieved financial close on the Midlands Priority School Building Programme, a 25-year private finance concession contract (a public-private partnership) using the government’s PF2 model.   The Midlands Priority School Building Programme aims to improve education facilities and outcomes for the students

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Cofely wins £40m TFM deal with Kingston council

Cofely has been awarded a total facilities and property management contract by the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in south-west London. Encompassing about 80 corporate (non-housing) properties, the contract is initially for seven years with the option to extend it to a further three years. It is expected to

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August 18, 2015

Carillion reaches close on £192m Midlands schools

The Local Education Partnership, which also consists of Wolverhampton City Council and Building Schools for the Future Investments, will deliver 26 schools in five phases over the next four years. The first phase will see two secondary schools and two Special Educational Needs schools built. The remaining 22 schools will be built in four further phases.

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MJ Ferguson on board to maintain three Ark schools

Facilities maintenance and services provider MJ Ferguson has been selected to provide mechanical and electrical, planned and reactive maintenance services for three academies within the Ark Schools Framework. MJ Ferguson will be providing mechanical and electrical (M&E) maintenance services including a biomass boiler, access control, fire, security, lighting and catering equipment maintenance. It will also deliver M&E services to another independent school, which shares some of its services with its neighbouring Ark academy. MJ Ferguson was selected because it has “considerable experience in the education sector and will be working in partnership with Ark to create Innovative Learning Spaces (ILS) for productive and inspirational learning environments for students”. MJ Ferguson will be providing framework support, initially for three years, for Ark Boulton and Ark Chamberlain – both in Birmingham – as well as for Ark All Saints Academy in London. It will also provide services for Highshore School, which is not part of the Ark organisation but shares the heating services with Ark All Saints Academy. – See more at: http://www.fm-world.co.uk/news/business-news/ferguson-on-board-to-maintain-three-ark-schools/#sthash.GZd6ZJaQ.dpuf

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Servest buys Llewellyn Smith

Facilities management service provider Servest has acquired the energy efficiency business Llewellyn Smith to expand its energy management provision.   Llewellyn Smith provides compliance and consultancy services in both the commercial and domestic markets, including the big six utility companies, and energy efficiency installers within the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) initiative.   Llewellyn Smith is also a lead assessor for the Environment Agency sponsored Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), which will assist companies with greater than 250 employees and/or a turnover in excess of £38 million to achieve mandatory energy audit requirements.   Servest has identified the Bury St Edmunds-based energy company as being a good strategic fit for its expansion of the business in the high-growth energy management sector.   Rob Legge, group chief executive officer, UK and Europe at Servest, said: “Servest is already helping clients to save up to 30 per cent on their annual energy bill. The acquisition of Llewellyn Smith enables us to offer additional energy services and expertise to clients. This will ultimately help clients to further reduce their carbon footprint, save money and improve their sustainable and environmental credentials.”    Llewellyn Smith aims to improve the energy efficiency of domestic and commercial properties and help to reduce the effects of climate change. The company was founded in 2002. In 13 years of trading, Llewellyn Smith has never lost a customer and has retained all existing contracts.   David Llewellyn, group chief executive of Llewellyn Smith, and the senior management team, will remain in place to drive the strategy and growth of Servest’s energy management division. Llewellyn said: “There are real cultural similarities between both businesses. We both value respect and honesty and are committed to the highest levels of service for our customers.”   Servest and Llewellyn Smith have been working together on a number of ventures over the past six months.

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Carillion partners up for schools renewal deal

A Carillion joint venture – PSBP Midlands – has achieved financial close on the Midlands Priority School Building Programme, a 25-year private finance concession contract (a public-private partnership) using the government’s PF2 model.   The Midlands Priority School Building Programme aims to improve education facilities and outcomes for the students and staff in the eight schools listed below by replacing existing substandard buildings.    The new schools will be constructed over a two-year period to high standards of sustainability and provide facilities to support teaching and learning in addition to providing new facilities for the local community.   Carillion expects to invest some £5.5 million of equity in the project and Carillion will also build the schools at a capital cost of £138 million. It will also deliver hard facilities management and life-cycle maintenance services that are expected to generate about £49 million of revenue over the life of the concession contract.     Carillion will use this project as an opportunity to provide training and apprenticeship opportunities as well maximising the use of local suppliers.       Richard Howson, chief executive of Carillion, said: “This latest project has been an excellent example of collaboration between the public and private sectors and we look forward to working with the Education Funding Agency to deliver state-of-the-art facilities to support its objectives for creating outstanding learning environments for students”.   Schools in the Midlands Priority Programme:   Alfreton Grange Arts College, Derbyshire ARK Kings Academy, Birmingham Greenwood Academy, Birmingham Plantsbrook School, Birmingham President Kennedy School, Coventry The Phoenix Collegiate, Sandwell The Queen Elizabeth Academy, Warwickshire Top Valley Academy, Nottingham   – See more at: http://www.fm-world.co.uk/news/business-news/carillion-partners-up-for-schools-renewal-deal/#sthash.9c5EuUO5.dpuf

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Cofely wins £40m TFM deal with Kingston council

Cofely has been awarded a total facilities and property management contract by the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames in south-west London. Encompassing about 80 corporate (non-housing) properties, the contract is initially for seven years with the option to extend it to a further three years. It is expected to deliver £20 million of direct savings over the life of the contract. In addition, a framework agreement will be established alongside the main contract for similar services to be accessed by schools in the borough at preferential rates. The deal will see integration of property maintenance, facilities and energy management and procurement to drive down costs, improve performance and service delivery, while reducing energy use and carbon emissions. In parallel, there will be “a transformation of the council’s corporate property to release significant value and generate new income streams through commercialising the estate and assets”. A key element of the new partnership between Cofely and Kingston is a commitment to social values to generate significant benefits for the local community. These include creation of local apprenticeships and employment of local people, with guaranteed training for all staff, as well as the development of supply relationships with local businesses. Cofely staff will also engage with local community volunteer programmes and provide work experience opportunities for schools that source services through the framework agreement. Councillor David Cunningham, of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames, said: “We were seeking a partner that is able to work with us strategically in identifying opportunities to create additional value from our property portfolio while also delivering significant cost savings.” Cofely CEO Wilfrid Petrie added: “Through our experience of working with other local authorities we are ideally positioned to bring significant benefits to the Royal Borough of Kingston and its residents.” – See more at: http://www.fm-world.co.uk/news/business-news/cofely-wins-40m-tfm-deal-with-kingston-council/#sthash.Vbcwc9Rn.dpuf

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