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University of Nottingham to appoint FM contractor | 25 July 2011

The University of Nottingham is on the hunt for a facilities management contract for its new hotel venture.

The development – which cost the university £20 million to build – will not only provide visitors with a place to stay but also boast a gym, a restaurant and a bar. It will also provide meeting and conference facilities.

Furthermore, the hotel is on course to receive a high BREEAM rating for its energy efficiency, as it employs energy efficient roofing and photovoltaic panels, as well as ground-source heat technology.

The hotel is set to open in the latter half of next year. In order to help manage the operation and facilities of the hotel, the university will now decide upon the right FM specialist.

The contract is set to run for five years, with a view to continue if it proves to be successful.

Chris Jagger, chief estates and facilities officer for the university, spoke to fm-world.co.uk ahead of the decision. He explained how the hotel and its facilities would “provide a source of excellent quality accommodation all year round, not only supporting the existing meeting spaces provided by the award-winning East Midlands Conference Centre but also for visitors to the university.”

Adding, the University of Nottingham’s vice chancellor, David Greenway, told citmagazine.com that he hopes the £20 million hotel “will generate income in its own right, providing accommodation for the general public, local businesses and university visitors.”

Written by David Howells on behalf of Qube Global Software

While posted by Qube Global Software all views expressed are not necessarily those of the company. All facts are verified where possible directly by the author.

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