Triple win for Wates FM
Wates FM, part of Wates Group, has won three new contracts in the legal, property management and global commercial real estate sectors.
Midlands-based legal firm, Higgs and Sons has awarded Wates FM a three-year deal to provide mechanical and electrical (M&E) works, fabric building services and reactive repairs to the firm’s Brierley Hill office, which will be delivered through a combination of regular site visits and mobile engineers.
Property management company and owner of the Covent Garden Estate in London, Capco, has extended its partnership with Wates FM. The company first appointed Wates FM as its M&E specialist during phase two of the development of Lillie Square, an exclusive residential development in Fulham. The extension will see Wates providing M&E works and maintenance for the buildings’ communal areas.
Wates FM has also been appointed by global commercial real estate firm, Avison Young, to provide M&E, water and fire services, and maintenance to three new UK sites, in addition to the four already managed by Wates FM.
Speaking about the new contract awards, Wates FM Managing Director, James Gregg, said: “After the challenges of 2020, being able to begin 2021 with three new contracts with three great partners has been the best possible start. It’s fitting reward for the efforts and dedication of our teams in such difficult circumstances.
“Over the past 12 months, Wates FM has demonstrated how we have been able to continue to deliver top quality facilities management services in a COVID-secure environment, helping our customers to provide safe premises for their people. Our teams have shown agility and adaptability throughout, and with signs of a gradual return to offices, we’re really looking forward to working collaboratively with our partners as they prepare for what we all hope will be a return to a more settled period in the workplace.”
Wates FM currently manages over 323 commercial properties, delivering services including mechanical and electrical and building fabric maintenance through a mix of site based and mobile teams as well as statutory compliance, cleaning, security, catering, porterage, front-of-house, help desks and computer-aided facilities management.