Facilities Management

Facilities Management covers a wide range of services and support including health and safety advice, risk management, procurement, space planning and property & asset management. EKV’s work in this area is mainly carried out under our VESTA Property Services (VPS) brand, which was conceived to provide a comprehensive, planned and reactive building maintenance package to Clients’ properties, tailored to their specific requirements.

We are retained on a rolling, annual basis by a number of schools under our VESTA banner, providing a complete range of services from day-to-day maintenance, to design and delivery of capital projects between £5,000 and £100,000. VPS aim to provide a swift response and excellent value for money for all aspects of planned and reactive maintenance. We use a simple, transparent approach and have achieved much success by working closely with Clients to simplify the processes necessary to maintain and improve their building fabric.

All of the specialist inspection and repair work is carried out by retained sub-contractors carrying the relevant professional qualifications and registrations to work in their field (Gas Safe Register; NICEIC; UKAS etc.). In addition, they are on our approved supplier list, where they are subject to our internal QA procedures and regular performance reviews. Our approval process includes checks on a company’s relevant insurance policies (employer’s, public and product liability and professional indemnity); a credit check; an HSE check and, where applicable, Derby City Council Professional Advisor Forms for their own disciplines. Those contractors felt to be underperforming are given guidance on improving or in more severe cases have been removed from the list completely.