Upstream - The Newsletter of Incentive FM Group

Two Iconic New Sites

Leadenhall BuildingIn this issue we are delighted to report not one but two pieces of significant new business for the group. Incentive Facilities Management recently won, and has started work, at Somerset House in London’s Strand. This building dates back to 1547 when it was a palace for the Duke of Somerset. It was rebuilt as we know it today in the late 1700’s and has had a variety of Government occupiers including the Navy Board and Admiral Nelson for his Headquarters and, more recently, it was the Head office of the Inland Revenue. The building which is next to the Thames by Waterloo Bridge is in the custody of The Somerset House Trust, which is empowered by the Government to operate it to generate money for the perpetual upkeep of the beautiful and expansive buildings. Incentive FM is providing a wide range of services encompassing building repairs and maintenance, cleaning and support services. Our work extends to around one hundred tenants who rent space in the buildings as well.

On the security front, earlier this year Incentive Lynx was successful in winning the tender for The Leadenhall Building at 122 Leadenhall Street in London – affectionately referred to by others as ‘The Cheesegrater’. The building is a joint venture between British Land and Oxford Properties. The 736ft (224m) high iconic office tower provides 610,000 sq ft of lettable floor space over 46 floors, and was fully let when it opened in July as it is in the middle of the insurance market heartland. We have 35 security guards allocated to looking after the landlord’s areas of the development.