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Mitie awarded £4m Yorkshire Water contract

Facilities management giant Mitie has been awarded a new three-year £4m contract to deliver landscaping services for Yorkshire Water.

Mitie has been granted a new contract with Yorkshire Water to deliver on-site grounds maintenance services for three years. The £4m contract include adverse weather services, tree and weed management, and sustainable drainage systems management.

Yorkshire Water is a major provider of essential water and wastewater services, with over five million households and 140,000 businesses across Yorkshire and the Humber.

The new contract will see Mitie undertake grounds and landscape maintenance of approximately 2,000 operational, recreational, and corporate sites across Yorkshire Water estate, including clean and wastewater sites, service reservoirs, and water towers.

The facilities management company will combine landscaping with the inclusion of “intelligent technology”, including its ‘Live Landscapes’ online hub for providing real-time data and operational information.

Stephen Williams, workplace experience manager, Yorkshire Water, says: “As a business we operate across one of the largest regions in the UK, with offices, operational and recreational facilities spread throughout the county. We believe Mitie are the best choice to help us maintain our grounds across the region, and we are looking forward to working closely with them to ensure our sites remain pleasant places for our colleagues and local communities to enjoy visiting.”

The Yorkshire Water contract comes not long after Mitie acquired living walls specialist Biotecture in a bid to help decarbonise built environments and support Mitie’s commitment to be the “greenest landscaping provider in the UK.”

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