1 February 2019

Emcor takes over Headington maintenance

Facilities management company Emcor today takes over the multi-million contract to provide mechanical, electrical and other maintenance services at the University’s Headington sites – Old Road Campus and the John Radcliffe, Warneford and Churchill hospitals.

Old Road Campus Research Building

The contract lasts five years, with the option to extend it for another two years; Estates Services will manage it. Emcor is taking over from previous maintenance contractor Interserve. Most of the site-based Interserve staff have moved to Emcor so their expertise and knowledge of the sites will not be lost.

The contract was awarded in December after a long and rigorous multi-stage tender process involving many contractors. Since then there has been a major mobilisation effort involving Estates Services engineers, the University’s Facilities Management team and departmental building managers. Estates Services would like to thank all the Headington area building managers for the invaluable support they have provided during this process – in particular Ling Jinks and Peter Bond of the Henry Wellcome Building for Molecular Physiology and Adrian Brown at the Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology.