Sodexo wins 5-year IFM contract with Greenwich Uni

Sodexo has been awarded a five-year integrated facilities management (IFM) contract with the University of Greenwich.

The contract, which starts in May 2020, will see Sodexo bring together and deliver a range of facilities services including security, cleaning, grounds maintenance, helpdesk services, portering, and maintenance and engineering.

The university was founded in 1890 and has a rich maritime history. It’s three campuses comprise of academic and residential buildings which range from grade-listed to brand-new, state-of-the-art environments for student learning.

Professor Jane Harrington, Vice Chancellor at the University of Greenwich said, 'Our students are at the heart of everything we do, and this contract enables us to deliver high quality services while realising a wide range of opportunities for our students, ranging from mentoring, apprenticeships and internships to employability and CV workshops and career insight days.'

Sodexo’s IFM services will focus on enriching the student and staff experience across the campuses with an emphasis on providing social and added value. This will include activities to preserve the environment, support local communities, enrich students’ learning experiences, and improve their employability post-graduation.

Initiatives will include the introduction of electric vehicles, CV clinics, employability workshops, work experience placements and guest lectures from experts from across the Sodexo business, overseen by a dedicated customer experience manager.

Through its partnership with the Social Value Portal Sodexo is able to measure and report on the social impact of its service delivery, setting annual social and added value targets that will be measured and reported on annually.

Andrew Wilkinson, CEO, Schools & Universities, Sodexo UK & Ireland, added, 'We are excited about our new partnership with the University of Greenwich. We are committed to supporting the university’s strategic plan and collaborating with them to deliver social and added value that will enhance environments and experiences for students, staff and the local community.'