A Carillion Joint Venture, has been awarded the HESTIA South East and London Region Multi Activity Contract, one of the seven HESTIA contracts that will be awarded. This contract has the potential to generate in excess of £200 million across the initial contract period of five years, based on retail revenue projections.
Under the contract, the Carillion Joint Venture will deliver a range of soft facilities management services, including catering, retail and leisure, and hotel and mess services, for 87 key Defence sites across Kent, Sussex, Surrey, Berkshire and Central and Greater London. The contract will go live at the beginning of September 2017 and will employ over 1800 people.
This contract builds on the strong relationship that Carillion has established with the Ministry of Defence through its existing Next Generation Estates contracts with Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) that cover the provision of housing maintenance, design, construction and facilities management services across the UK.
Carillion will use the HESTIA South East and London contract to create further opportunities to demonstrate its commitment to the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, which helps ex-service personnel find employment and supports the recruitment of Reservists.
Carillion Chief Executive, Richard Howson, said: “We are extremely proud that our Carillion Joint Venture has been selected for this major contract. We look forward to building on our existing strong relationship with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, and to working with the DIO and senior military personnel to deliver a range of services that will help to improve the lives of service personnel.”
HESTIA will provide a consistent quality of soft FM services for everyone living and working on the UK defence estate through a suite of seven regional Multi Activity Contracts. These contracts will promote the wellbeing of people within UK defence through the delivery of quality soft FM services that meet individual and defence needs, are adaptable to local circumstances and agile enough to meet the changing needs of the defence community.