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Derwent FM secures £1.87m deal with Arts University Bournemouth

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Derwent FM has secured a five-year contract worth £1.87m to provide facilities management services at Arts University Bournemouth.

The deal, which has a three-year extension, will see the national provider deliver hard and soft facilities management for a newly built student residence on Madeira Road West. Derwent FM will also provide a number of other services including energy performance and student reception along with the management of specialist sub-contractors.

The new accommodation comprises of 378 en-suite student bedrooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms, in three blocks.

Steve McDonough, managing director, Derwent FM, said: “To have secured this contract with the university is particularly rewarding as we continue to expand our national portfolio into the south.

“Accommodation plays a pivotal role in the whole student experience and we are looking forward to building relationships with students and staff, which will bring long-term benefits in the delivery and management of this new facility.”

The Arts University Bournemouth has over 3,000 students based on one campus. It was established in 1885 as a specialist institution and is now one of a small number of higher education institutions in the UK devoted solely to the study of art, design, media and performance.

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