16 July 2013 — Facilities management companies are keeping busy in the UK.

FM World reports that contract caterer Elior UK has signed a five-year deal with the University of Chichester.

The contract involves offering breakfast, lunch and evening meals at its two campuses, as well as running Costa Coffee outlets and providing conference and banqueting services. The university currently has about 4500 students, but this will rise to 5000 over the course of the contract.

Meanwhile, social housing and care provider Sanctuary Group has picked construction group Seddon for its £11 million housing deal. The development will create 86 extra-care apartments for people over 55, as well as 12 apartments for people with learning difficulties. The contract does not include repairs and maintenance for the homes.

And ISS Facilities Services has won a one-year contract to deliver manned guarding to insurance brokerage firm RK Harrison Group. ISS is to provide 24/7 security guarding services including patrols, control room and reception services.

Other contracts recently awarded include:

Specialist dining company Lusso – catering at Canary Wharf’s Level39, which rents office space to finance and retail sector start-ups. Lusso will supply a reception and concierge team, offering a-la-carte and all-day dining, and provide conference facilities.

Lindley Venue Catering – a £13 million deal to extend its catering services at Swindon Town Football Club. The new 10-year contract sees the company expand its services to include all aspects of match day and non-match day catering, as well as event management.

Interserve – a three-year facilities contract with Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems at its Coventry and Birmingham sites. Interserve is delivering services, including industrial and domestic cleaning, equipment servicing and building maintenance.