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ISS facility services landscaping wins largest grounds maintenance contract in the UK

ISS Facility Services Landscaping is delighted to announce the win of what is the largest grounds maintenance contract to date in the UK.

The award is for the Central, South West and South East Regional Prime, Next Generation Estates Contracts and will see ISS Facility Services Landscaping continue its long term partnership with Prime Contractor CarillionAmey.  ISS Facility Services Landscaping will deliver grounds, sports field; airfield; hard surface; hedge; and tree maintenance; along with snow and ice clearance to more than 250 key sites including Sandhurst, Horse Guards, Britannia Naval College, RAF Lyneham and Catterick Garrison, to name but a few.

The new wins are estimated to be worth around £50 million over the initial contract period of five years, which can be extended by a further five years subject to approval.

This is an amazing success story as together with the existing Housing Prime and Regional Prime Scotland contracts, ISS Facility Services Landscaping is now responsible for delivering grounds maintenance on five Next Generation Estates Contracts.

Commencing on the 1st February 2015, the contracts will see the transfer of approximately 500 new staff from the incumbent contractors.  Under the new portfolio, ISS Facility Services Landscaping will build on their already strong relationship and further extend their collaboration with CarillionAmey to deliver additional improvements to the quality and efficiencies of the Defence Estate across the UK, and so enhance the quality of life for the end user.

Phil Jones, Managing Director, ISS Facility Services Landscaping said “the award of these contracts is a major landmark for both ISS and the grounds maintenance industry as a whole.  They are also an opportunity for us to further demonstrate our commitment to the Armed Forces community.  ISS Facility Services Landscaping is the founder member of the Garden Support Team for Gardening Leave, a charity which helps veterans with mental health issues on the road back to health and civilian life by providing horticultural therapy within walled gardens. Our main focus will be to ensure that we continue to deliver the right culture of continuous improvement, efficiencies, and value for money to CarillionAmey and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO).

Daniel Easthope, Managing Director, CarillionAmey said “I am delighted that ISS Facility Services Landscaping will be joining us in this new venture. Together, we intend to provide effective grounds maintenance on all UK Defence sites, striving to deliver service excellence for our client, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and our customers in the Armed Forces”.

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