Norland Managed Services has secured a maintenance term contract from Southampton Solent University (SSU) for which it will deliver M&E engineering services, fabric, planned and reactive maintenance.
The University’s academic buildings include extensive, state-of-the-art broadcast, media and maritime facilities and halls of residence accommodating 2500 students.
SSU assistant director of estates and facilities Bryan Carroll said: “Solent is delighted to be partnering with Norland.
“We were very impressed by their detailed and comprehensive bid documentation, their commitment to collaboration, staff training and development and ‘added value’ initiatives that will benefit the university over the period of the contract.”
SSU stated it required a contract partner capable of instigating a step change in service delivery, systems and processes, working toward shared goals and a common vision.
As part of its Carbon Management Plan, SSU has committed to reducing carbon emissions by 33 per cent by 2020, so were keen to select a provider with the expertise to help them in this area.
Norland will accordingly support the Solent Green Spark Group to permanently cut energy costs, source clean and on-site energy alternatives, and achieve its corporate social responsibility goals.
Solent set the difficult challenge of mobilising the academic building in two weeks and the halls in a month – all before the start of the new academic year.
Norland Corporate Services division managing director Kevin Lynn said: ”We’ll be looking to introduce a range of new innovations at SSU which will help our client deliver exceptional service and value to staff and students.
“Our approach is about seeing things with fresh eyes regardless of how far into the contract we are. Our award-winning training will help us meet the mobilisation challenge we’ve been set.”
SSU reports it was attracted to Norland’s stringent QHSE approach which is certified to international standard PAS99.