Wates Smartspace (FM) Scoops Prestigious London School of Economics Contract

Wates Smartspace (FM) has landed a contract with The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) to maintain its prestigious London estate, in a three year deal.

Due to commence on 1 August 2017, the contract will see Wates Smartspace (FM) deliver planned preventative maintenance services across 30 campus buildings, nine halls of residence and a 9.5 hectare sports ground spread across the City, from Aldwych to New Malden.

Planned works to be undertaken as part of this contract include planned preventative maintenance (PPM) across all sites. All will be delivered whilst the university continues to open its doors to around students, staff and visitors.

The team will now commence mobilisation of the contract, which will include carrying out asset and condition surveys and transferring four engineers from the previous FM provider.

The LSE is a globally renowned university and ranked the second in the world for social sciences. The British institution employs over 3,000 members of staff and educates around 9,500 full-time and 1,000 part-time students from over 140 countries, with an annual turnover of approximately £299m.

Wates Smartspace (FM) is experienced at working in live environments for a range of public-facing customers, minimising disruption and maintaining business as usual, while continuing to uphold a first-class safety record.

“We are extremely proud to to be working in partnership with The London School of Economics and Political Science at such a critical and exciting chapter for the university, in the midst of a huge investment programme to create a better campus environment so that it can continue to attract some of the world’s leading minds.

We have a deep understanding of the unique needs of the LSE and share the team’s proactive attitude and commitment to delivering the exceptionally high level of service that the university’s stakeholders have come to expect.”


James Gregg, Managing Director of Wates Smartspace (FM)

This contract win follows a number of recent successes for the Wates Smartspace (FM) business with high profile, public interfacing clients including Twycross Zoo, ACCA and the Canadian High Commission in London.