Eric Wright secures major fire stations contract

By Lancashire Business View

14 May 2018

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Eric Wright Facilities Management has won the contract to service 16 fire stations across the region for the next 18 years.

The Bamber Bridge-based business, part of the Eric Wright Group, was appointed as a subcontractor by ENGIE Services Limited and Balfour Beatty under the partnership’s PFI arrangement.

The agreement covers stations located across Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria, ranging in size from a single appliance fire station to multi-appliance stations with additional garaging for special equipment. Some of the sites also include training facilities and office space.

As part of the contract EWFM will deliver a range of services which include both hard and soft FM services including service desk operation, statutory compliance, planned and reactive maintenance, energy management, grounds maintenance, vending, cleaning and janitorial services.

The Eric Wright team has also transferred, under TUPE regulations, seven team members including a technical services supervisor, engineers and caretaker from ENGIE into EWFM as well as 18 staff to cleaning sub-contractor Future Cleaning Services.

Kate Bailey, senior business development manager for EWFM, added: “Providing facilities management to the emergency services sector is an exciting new challenge for us and, together with the education and healthcare markets, we see it as a significant future growth area for the business.” EWFM also delivers Facilities Management services to Lancashire County Council, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Manchester College, Bilfinger Industrial Automation Services and One Partnership, a public–private partnership which connects health, social care and housing.

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