BP has appointed global commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield to provide full-service integrated facilities management at about 350 of its Australian retail sites.
This appointment follows an extensive 12-month tender process, with BP electing to partner with a fully integrated facilities management and delivery services provider in Australia for the first time.
The services provided by Cushman & Wakefield will include the delivery of mechanical, electrical, building maintenance, fuels maintenance, cleaning, landscaping and ancillary services. Cushman & Wakefield will also provide limited facilities management services at close to 1000 BP branded, independently operated retail sites in Australia.
Cushman & Wakefield’s chief executive for Australia and New Zealand, James Patterson (pictured, right), says the contract further cements the company’s position as the number one integrated occupier services provider in the region.
“We believe that winning this contract is testament to the calibre of our offering in the petro-chemical and retail sectors, bringing together our technical engineering heritage, leading technology solutions and unrivalled depth of experience,” Patterson says.
Previously, BP used in-house resources or independent contractors across various locations to carry out facilities management services at its BP-owned and operated retail sites.
BP’s VP sales and marketing for Australia, Brooke Miller (pictured, left), says the Cushman & Wakefield team brings deep industry experience and will ensure BP’s retail sites are maintained to the highest possible standard.
“As a result of this new partnership our retail sites will be able to operate more efficiently and most importantly, we will continue to provide a safe and very welcoming retail experience for our customers,” Miller says.
Patterson adds that Australia and New Zealand are experiencing greater demand for integrated occupier services as large corporates in a range of industries seek specialised and innovative solutions to facilities management.
“This presents significant opportunities for Cushman & Wakefield to build on the 5.5 billion square metres of client area currently managed across Australia and New Zealand, and to build on our domestic blue-chip client base together with a range of Federal Government departments,” Patterson says.