16/06/2014

Shepherd FM wins contract to maintain award-winning new student centre

The 12-month contract will see Shepherd FM provide Mechanical and Electrical services as well as fire and security services at the innovative central London property, awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award just this month.

The first new building LSE has commissioned in over 40 years, ‘SAW's’ dramatic sculptural form and unusual perforated brick facade design has already won praise from students, staff and architecture critics alike.

The pioneering building incorporates a range of academic and support services for LSE’s growing-community including the student union reception, a learning space, a pub, media centre, fitness centre as well as the offices that deal with residences, accommodation and the LSE Careers Service.

Additionally the all-encompassing site features sabbatical and General Manager’s offices as well as advice and counselling rooms, a faith centre, medical centre and nursery.

The contract win underpins Shepherd’s reputation for delivering 5 star critical services across the education sector and LSE joins the business’ growing portfolio of university, colleges and school partners in the UK.

Shepherd FM has enjoyed sustained growth over the last few years including a 30 per cent increase in turnover last year, as well as achieving 98 per cent customer retention and this growth is expected to continue.

Darren Payton, operations director for Shepherd, commented: “The construction of this innovatively designed building represents a historically significant infrastructure investment by the London School of Economics and Political Science.  We are extremely proud to establish this partnership at the start of such a critical and exciting chapter for them.

“We have a deep understanding of the unique needs of the LSE and share its team’s ‘can do’ attitude and commitment to delivering an exceptionally high-level of service to support the diverse needs of its students and staff.”