City Football Group has awarded a three-year contract to international total facilities management provider OCS for the Etihad Stadium, home to Manchester City Football Club, the City Football Academy, and its London office sites. The contract starts on the 11 of January 2016 and includes cleaning, waste management, pest control, hygiene, and window cleaning services.
Following its expansion in 2015, the Etihad Stadium has a capacity of over 55,000, making it the third largest stadium in the Premier League and eighth largest in the UK. It was originally built to host the 2002 Commonwealth Games and has since been the venue for the 2008 UEFA Cup Final and a host venue for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The stadium is known as one of the nation’s best, not only in terms of size but also of facilities. Facilities at the stadium include a kitchen providing up to 6,000 meals on match-days across six restaurants, conference suites and press rooms.
Clive Wilton, Director of Estate Management at Manchester City Football Club commented: “Manchester City is delighted to welcome OCS to the Club as our cleaning contractor. Throughout our robust procurement process OCS impressed with their commitment to quality and competitive pricing. OCS echo the Club’s commitment to being the best in their field and we look forward to working with them.”
Jane Sheard, CEO UK facilities services for OCS added: “We are very pleased to have been awarded this prestigious contract. We were able to demonstrate our skills and expertise and strong credentials in the leisure and entertainment sector, and to demonstrate our commitment to supporting the client objectives. We look forward to putting this into practice, to developing our relationship with the client and to helping them meet their reputation for the highest standards.”