Wates Facilities Management (FM) has been appointed by the Wellcome Genome Campus to carry out Building Services maintenance and minor works to the buildings and infrastructure at the pioneering biodata and genomics research campus in Cambridge.
Under the five-year contract, which begins today (1st December), Wates will undertake a full range of hard FM services working with the Wellcome Genome Campus to improve service delivery, develop building, energy and carbon emissions optimisation and supporting the Campus’ journey to net zero.
The Wellcome Genome Campus is home to some of the world's foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale, and imagination to solve some of humanity's greatest challenges.
Wates has pledged to create opportunities for training and employment in Cambridge, working in partnership with the Wellcome Genome Campus to support the local community.
James Gregg, Managing Director of Wates FM, commented: “We are very proud to have been appointed to deliver Building Maintenance (M&E) Services at the Wellcome Genome Campus. We share many of the same values, especially in the drive towards a net zero carbon future, where Wates Group has committed to be zero waste and zero carbon from our operations by 2025.
Throughout the contract, our team will help Wellcome identify innovative products, through the Wates Innovation Network to implement across the campus to aid in their journey towards carbon neutrality.
“We very much look forward to working in partnership with the excellent team in place, which will now be complemented by our wider support network of technical experts and supporting engineers.”
Sian Nash, Associate Chief Operating Officer Wellcome Genome Campus, commented: “We are very excited to be working with Wates Facilities Management who have been successful in being awarded this contract after a very robust and technical procurement exercise. Wates Facilities Management have the right experience and expertise to offer us the high quality of service and delivery that is critical to keep our science going. We also look forward to forward to implementing the innovations they will bring to support our sustainability journey”.
The Wellcome Genome Campus.