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Interserve settles into ScS's estate © Shutterstock

21 September 2017 | Herpreet Kaur Grewal

Interserve has secured a £6 million facilities services account with furniture and flooring retailer ScS (Sofa Carpet Specialist).


The UK-wide account, which runs for an initial period of three years, covers waste services, planned and reactive mechanical and engineering and fabric maintenance for ScS’s head office in Sunderland, as well as its nine warehouses and 100 retail outlets across the nation from Plymouth to Aberdeen.


Interserve’s technical services team will self-deliver maintenance for gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP), electrical and air conditioning systems, as well as providing gas appliance certification.


Interserve’s technical expertise and ability to provide a comprehensive asset management plan for the ScS estate was a key factor in the company’s decision to award the account.


The new partnership will initiate a major replacement programme for the CHP and air conditioning units in ScS’s stores.


Malcolm Stalker, estates manager at ScS, said Interserve’s approach reflected and recognised its own long-term goals and challenges.


“Having a level of cost certainty for our estate is important to our long-term financial modelling and growth plans. With this new partnership we are now in a position to roll out a clear and forward-thinking asset management plan for our sites.”