Reading station.

UK: Network Rail has awarded Interserve a five-year contract to manage facilities at 11 major stations, the first time the infrastructure manager has awarded one large facilities management contract rather than multiple separate deals.

The £65m agreement announced on February 6 covers waste management, landscaping, pest control, adverse weather management and toilet facilities at London’s Waterloo, Victoria, Liverpool Street, London Bridge, Charing Cross, Euston, Paddington, King’s Cross and Cannon Street stations, as well as Reading and Bristol Temple Meads.

Interserve said it would introduce initiatives to improve waste recycling and new equipment to enhance standards and productivity. It also plans to support apprenticeships, training and work experience programmes.