We are delighted to announce that Shed Grounds Maintenance have secured an £80,000 per annum contract with DSFS Ltd to maintain the grounds of Chesterfield Royal Hospital.
Since starting the contract, we have completed over £20,000 worth of additional services including road sweeping, extensive hedge-cutting and landscape improvement projects.
Shed bid for the contract through a competitive invitation for tender via the NOECPC dynamic purchasing system and successfully won the contract, proving to deliver the most value for money and delivery of a quality service. The venture represents the biggest ever single-win contract for our business and marks the start of an exciting partnership with one of the largest institutions in our local area.
The Chesterfield Royal Hospital provides care services to patients across North Derbyshire and is one of the area’s largest and most sophisticated hospitals.
The site has extensive grounds and outdoor spaces, including various landscaped areas and multiple internal courtyards, all of which form part of the contracted works.
Shed’s Operations Manager, Craig Clapperton has been working very closely with hospitals Estates Team, ensuring the smooth transition of service supply.
A high priority for the Trust was to start a systemised programme of improvements to the 29 inner courtyards, which had become neglected and overgrown. Most of these are accessed through the main hospital corridors which create interesting challenges for the Shed team!
Substantial progress by the Shed team on site is evident and the regeneration of these areas has created valuable places of respite for patients, visitors, and staff alike to enjoy.
Emma Morten, Estates Contract Manager for Derbyshire Support and Facilities Services Limited (DSFS) has expressed her pleasure at the services that Shed have provided so far:
“We appointed Shed Grounds Maintenance in November 2021 to maintain the extensive grounds at Chesterfield Royal Hospital following their successful tender. Setting up the contract with Shed has run smoothly and everyone in the team has been a pleasure to deal with.
“We are delighted with the service their teams have provided to date, the site is receiving the care and attention it deserves and the results are evident. I have received really positive feedback from many of our internal stakeholders.
“There is a huge sense of passion and care displayed by their teams, which is so refreshing to work with – I call them our Garden Angels! They are a professional, reliable contractor and I am proud to have them on board.”
Peter Botham, founder and Managing Director of Shed Grounds Maintenance commented:
“Being Chesterfield born and bred, it is a real thrill for me to have been chosen to deliver a service to such a well-known local landmark. Whilst we service sites throughout the UK, this contract must be our best win since the business was established 19 years ago.
“As a local contractor, we can be responsive whilst also fulfilling our drive to reduce our carbon footprint. I am so proud of the team who put the bid together, and confident in our ability to be able to deliver a first-class service.
“Thanks to Emma for putting her trust in us.”
We look forward to continuing to develop our partnership with the Estates Team at Chesterfield Royal Hospital and hope to be awarded a 3-year contract from November 2022.