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FM contract awarded for new COVID-19 laboratory

Published 15th September, 2021 by Neil Nixon

FM contract awarded for new COVID-19 laboratory

Sodexo has been awarded the contract to provide a range of FM services at the new Department of Health and Social Care owned and run Rosalind Franklin Laboratory in Royal Leamington Spa. The new laboratory, named after Rosalind Franklin, is part of the NHS Test and Trace laboratory network and will increase the UK’s COVID-19 testing capacity by hundreds of thousands a day as it scales up its operations over the coming months.

As part of the contract, management positions are already being filled from the local area to assist in the mobilisation of the new laboratory and a local waste management provider has been contracted for waste and recycling services at the laboratory. When fully operational, 90 people will be employed as part of the facilities management contract, recruited as much as possible from within a 30-mile radius of the laboratory.

The range of services which Sodexo will provide includes communal area cleaning, security, grounds maintenance, waste management, logistics, maintenance, and 24/7 catering services.

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