The Royal Parks charity has announced the tender results for its facilities maintenance contract.
The charity, which manages London’s historic Royal Parks and other important green spaces in the capital, has awarded a five-year, multi-million-pound service contract to international facilities management company OCS.
The contract, beginning on 1 October 2023, covers ‘hard’ facilities maintenance* services across all eight Royal Parks and Brompton Cemetery.
This involves skilled works to manage the parks’ infrastructure, including fountains, buildings such as public toilets and offices, footpaths, statues, monuments and street lighting.
OCS will deliver planned preventative maintenance to protect and prevent the decline of park assets and infrastructure, as well as unplanned reactive repair work.
The new contract will guarantee that all staff from current contracts will be protected under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) legislation.
Through the contract, The Royal Parks will continue to deliver the highest service delivery standards, incorporating current industry standards and good practices, including around sustainability.
Darren Woodward, Director of Estates and Projects, The Royal Parks, said: “We are delighted to award this contract to OCS.
“The work OCS will deliver will help us conserve and enhance the important national heritage within London’s eight Royal Parks for everyone to enjoy.”
William Heaney, Managing Director, Technical Services, OCS, said: “We are thrilled to be awarded this prestigious, long-term contract with The Royal Parks to deliver a full complement of hard facilities management services.
“Our shared vision of service excellence, sustainable, inclusive workplaces and continuous improvement provides the platform for a strong, successful, and impactful partnership.
“We look forward to delivering a seamless transition of services and embracing the special environments which The Royal Parks have entrusted our organisation to maintain.”