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© Museum of London

28 September 2017 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal

ABM UK has strengthened its museum portfolio with a four-year contract at the Museum of London’s London Wall, Docklands and Hackney-based sites.    


It is worth £2.4 million over the four-year term, with the option for both parties to extend the agreement for a further two years.  


ABM UK will supply the Museum of London's three locations with seven staff members who will provide planned preventative maintenance and reactive works, specifically focusing on mechanical, technical, plumbing and building fabric maintenance.  


The company will also provide the museum with an energy manager based on-site at the three locations for two days a week, and a part-time apprentice.


The energy manager will ensure that the three properties' energy use remains as efficient as possible to maximise operating cost savings.


ABM UK will also support the Museum of London’s education of young talent through apprenticeship placements during the contract term.  


The Museum of London is an amalgamation of the Guildhall Museum and the London Museum and was established after the Second World War, opened by the Queen at its current London Wall location in 1976. The museum opened a second site – the Museum of London Docklands – in 2003. The two museums tell the story of the capital and its people, from prehistoric times to the present day. Plans are afoot to move to a new location in West Smithfield by 2022.  


ABM UK has extensive experience working with heritage sites, and counts the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden, the River & Rowing Museum in Henley-on-Thames, and the Honourable Society of Middle Temple as existing clients for its cleaning and mechanical and electrical services.  


Andy Donnell, group managing director of ABM UK, said: “It’s imperative that the Museum of London is continually in optimum operating condition. ABM UK has the necessary technical, mechanical and energy efficiency expertise to ensure that visitors enjoy the museums in comfortable and well-lit surroundings.”