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BBC Hires Johnson Controls

Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls (NYSE: JCI) has won a contract to provide facilities management services to the British Broadcasting Corp.’s properties in London and Scotland.

The 5-year contract covers 7.53 million sq. ft. in 129 properties and includes building engineering, maintenance, cable management, parking, catering and hospitality, cleaning and housekeeping, conference room management and other services. In addition, Johnson Controls will handle asbestos management, elevator maintenance, statutory inspections, and maintain computer-aided design drawings for buildings across the BBC’s larger UK portfolio.

“Johnson Controls was chosen from a strong field of contenders for their expertise and their ability to deliver the range of services necessary to support the BBC’s operations across London and Scotland,” says Chris Kane, head of corporate real estate at the BBC.

The BBC selected Johnson Controls from a field of 48 companies following a nine-month assessment period. The contract is slated to begin on July 1 and includes an optional three-year extension.

“The BBC is an iconic and high profile organization and we are proud to be named as its preferred supplier of facilities services," said Guy Holden, vice president and general manager of global real estate and facility management at Johnson Controls.

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