The optimisation of estates to create great places to work, meet decarbonisation targets and provide necessary operational flexibility has never been more challenging. Our highly-ranked, multi-disciplinary team is expert in the Facilites Management requirements of diverse estates and can provide targeted, practical advice to support you in the procurement of Facilities Management services to achieve these strategic objectives.

Our core team of construction and engineering and regulated procurement lawyers, together with our specialists in energy/net zero, IT/technology, employment, pensions, insurance and other disciplines, have successfully delivered some of the most challenging Facilities Management requirements in recent years working as ‘one team’ in collaboration with our clients and their other advisers.

Our experience of significant and complex facilities management procurements, as well as our market-leading procurement disputes team, will enable us to provide strategic advice throughout the life cycle of your facilities management project.

Areas of focus

  • Advising public sector clients on the regulated procurement of Facilties Management services
  • Advising private sector clients bidding for Facilities Management contracts
  • Advising clients on regulated procurement challenges
  • Providing troubleshooting and dispute resolution advice during the delivery phase of an Facilities Management contract including the negotiation of bespoke settlement agreements

MoD's Defence Infrastructure Organisation: advising on its £multi-billion programme to provide facilities management services across the MoD estate (including Built Estate; Training Estate; Housing Management and Maintenance and US Visiting Forces). This is believed to be one of the largest ever call-offs from a Crown Commercial Services framework.

DEFRA: advising on its Workplace and Facilities Management Project, a long-term and complex programme with an estimated value of £770 million to deliver FM services across Defra's diverse and strategically important estate.

FCDO: advising on its procurement and mobilisation of a global Dynamic Purchasing System for FM services across the FCDO’s global estate of over 5,000 properties, as well as competitions under that DPS for the Asia Pacific region and Europe.

Government Property Agency: advising on its procurement of the Workplace Services Transformation Programme (a large, complex, multi-lot procurement to outsource FM arrangements).

A major provider of FM services: advising on various total FM (TFM) services contracts for local authorities, supporting with advice on key commercial risks and mitigations during bidding, as well as supporting throughout negotiation and delivery.

Birmingham City Council: advising on its multi-lot procurement of responsive repairs and maintenance services relating to the Council’s housing stock, with an estimated value of £1.4 billion.

Ministry of Justice: advising on its Property Transformation Programme, which is intended to drive significant business transformation across the MoJ estate.

Meet the team
Headshot of Laura Wisdom

Laura Wisdom Partner

  • Public Sector
  • Defence
  • Procurement
Steven James

Steven James Partner

  • Construction and Engineering 
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Construction Disputes
Richard Clark partner

Richard Clark Partner

  • Offices
  • Retail Property
  • Industrial and Logistics
Michael Hayles

Michael Hayles Partner

  • Pensions
  • Public Sector Pension Schemes
  • Financial Services
John Houlden

John Houlden Partner

  • Head of Public Sector
  • Head of Procurement and Subsidy Control
  • Projects
Headshot of Adrian Martin

Adrian Martin Partner

  • Head of Employment
  • TUPE: Business Transfers and Outsourcing
  • Restructuring and Redundancy
Lucy Pegler

Lucy Pegler Partner

  • Technology and Communications
  • Data Protection and Cybersecurity
  • Outsourcing
James Phillips

James Phillips Partner

  • Head of Energy & Utilities
  • Head of Energy Transition
  • Energy Regulation
Matthew Ramus

Matthew Ramus Partner

  • Head of Education
  • Defence
  • Transport
James Sutherland

James Sutherland Partner

  • Head of Real Estate Disputes
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Professional Negligence
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David Varney Partner

  • Data Protection and Cybersecurity
  • Technology and Communications
  • Outsourcing
Nia Stewart profile image

Nia Stewart Director

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Public Sector
  • Education
Headshot of Claire Logue

Claire Logue Director

  • Construction and Engineering
  • Construction Adjudication
  • Construction Disputes
Headshot of Rory Trust

Rory Trust Director

  • Healthcare
  • Defence
  • Public Sector
Owen Watkins

Owen Watkins Senior Associate

  • Construction Law
  • Construction Disputes
  • Construction Procurement

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