Sodexo wins contract for new Covid lab

Sodexo has been awarded the contract to provide a range of facilities management (FM) services at the new Department of Health and Social Care owned and run Rosalind Franklin Laboratory in Royal Leamington Spa. The new lab is part of the NHS Test and Trace laboratory network and will increase the UK’s Covid-19 testing capacity by hundreds of thousands a day as it scales up its operations over the coming months. 

As part of the FM contract, management positions are already being filled from the local area to assist in the mobilisation of the new laboratory, and a local waste management provider has been contracted for waste and recycling services. The range of services that Sodexo will provide includes communal area cleaning, security, grounds maintenance, waste management, logistics, maintenance and 24/7 catering services.

Stuart Winters, CEO – healthcare for Sodexo UK and Ireland, said: “I am extremely proud that we continue to play our part in the fight against this pandemic, supporting Test and Trace to increase the UK’s Covid-19 testing capacity.

“We know that working in close partnership with our client, and being agile and responsive to their needs, is absolutely vital, and I am delighted that we have been recognised for our ability to do this for Test and Trace.”

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