Following two competitive tenders, ABM UK has retained cleaning contracts with two high-profile Edinburgh customers: National Galleries of Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council’s cultural performance, conferencing and events venues. Together, these wins comprise a total of eight historic locations across the city.
The two portfolios include the Scottish National Gallery, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, as well as the City of Edinburgh Council’s Usher Hall, Church Hill Theatre, Ross Band Stand, and Assembly Rooms Edinburgh.
To support the galleries’ and venues’ busy schedules, the contract requires ABM teams to adopt a flexible approach. Owing to the ever-changing nature of events, performances and exhibitions, the cleaning teams will work closely with each customer to ensure all work is completed on time, and to the highest of standards. Deep cleaning and special cleans will also be delivered in secure areas, for example where precious artwork is stored.
Jenna Pollock, ABM UK’s divisional director for Scotland, said: “Not only are we proud of our retention rate, but we are especially pleased to continue to work at such historic buildings with national significance. Our teams have extensive briefings so they have a clear understanding of the importance of the guest experience, collections and the buildings themselves.”