ABM UK has retained cleaning contracts with two high-profile Edinburgh clients: National Galleries of Scotland and the City of Edinburgh Council’s cultural performance, conferencing and events venues. Together, these wins comprise a total of eight historic locations across the city.
The two portfolios include the Scottish National Gallery, the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art as well as the City of Edinburgh Council’s Usher Hall, Church Hill Theatre, Ross Band Stand and Assembly Rooms Edinburgh.
To support the galleries’ and venues’ busy schedules, the contract requires ABM teams to adopt a flexible approach, working closely with each customer to ensure all work is completed on time, and to the highest of standards. Deep cleaning and special cleans will also be delivered in secure areas, for example where precious artwork is stored.
At National Galleries of Scotland, team members are provided with Air Cargo training, due to the gallery’s requirements for shipping valuable artwork in and out globally. Sustainability is high on the agenda, with cleaning products and techniques sympathetic to the age and composition of the buildings.
Jenna Pollock, ABM UK’s Divisional Director for Scotland, commented: “Not only are we proud of our retention rate, but we are especially pleased to continue to work at such historic buildings with national significance. Our teams have extensive briefings so they have a clear understanding of the importance of the guest experience, collections and the buildings themselves.”
ABM specialises in cleaning, security, mechanical & electrical maintenance, critical and guest services. Its clients include: the London Transport Museum; the Museum of London; British Land; Hammerson; Savills; and Glasgow, Aberdeen and Southampton Airports.