FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company MITIE has just been awarded the prestigious facilities management (FM) contract with BBC Worldwide. The contract will run for a three-year period with provision for an extension.
MITIE will now deliver the full range of FM services including security, Front of House services, maintenance and repairs, cleaning and catering for BBC Worldwide’s new offices at Television Centre in London’s White City when they open next year.
Speaking about the new contract, Andreas Arnold (director of strategic projects for BBC Worldwide) explained: “MITIE was chosen as our FM partner due to the company’s creative approach, the cultural fit with our own business and the demonstrated use of technology to improve service delivery.”
Indeed, MITIE boasts extensive experience in the media sector, with its clients already including well-known broadcasters Channel 4, Universal Music and Sky.
Peter Mosley, managing director at MITIE’s Technical Facilities Management business, stated: “This is a prestigious contract to win. We’re very proud to be partnering with an organisation which has such an exceptional reputation around the world. This contract really underlines our expertise in the media sector, and is a fantastic example of a contractor and client working closely together to provide the best solution possible.”
The iconic BBC Television Centre is currently undergoing an extensive refurbishment, with the site being redeveloped into a mix of commercial spaces including a new 100,000 sq ft headquarters for BBC Worldwide in addition to private accommodation.