The Design Museum which has recently re-opened following its relocation to larger premises has selected Julius Rutherfoord as its specialist cleaning and soft FM services contractor.
Housed in a 1960s Grade II listed building in Kensington High Street, West London, the museum of contemporary design and architecture now has three times more space than its previous location and has been transformed into a 21st Century facility.
Julius Rutherfoord was awarded the contract following a competitive tender process which identified the Battersea-based business as best suited to provide the standard of care required for the iconic building, which combines modern and historic elements.
The museum includes the brand-new Swarovski Foundation Centre for Learning, the 202-seat Bakala Auditorium and a dedicated gallery to display its permanent collection, which will be accessible free of charge.
The contract incorporates a broad range of cleaning and FM services including front of house gallery and facilities cleaning, back of house office cleaning, security, waste management, grounds maintenance and window cleaning. Services provided by Julius Rutherfoord will include cleaning, provision of a logistics team and traffic marshals, full time porters and additional cleaning based around special events.
Speaking about the contract award, Marcus Heap, Julius Rutherfoord sales and marketing director, said:
“This is a fantastic contract and we look forward to working with the Design Museum at such an exciting stage in its growth. This world-class cultural venue is set to welcome millions of people through its doors and we are focused on enhancing the visitor experience. Our role is to support the museum to promote the very best in design innovation.”