Spotless has been awarded a 25-year public-private partnership contract, worth around NZ$200 million, to assist in the design, construction and maintenance of five new schools across New Zealand.
The integrated facilities services provider is part of the ShapEd consortium selected to deliver the third New Zealand Schools PPP initiative.
Other members include CPB Contractors, Southbase Construction, Pacific Partnerships and architects ASC.
Spotless will deliver facilities management services for the schools, including asset management, grounds maintenance, pest control, cleaning, security, and utilities and waste management.
The initiative incorporates the design, construction and maintenance of three new primary schools in the North Island and the relocation of two high schools in the South Island, catering for a total of almost 4000 students.
The New Zealand Ministry of Education is also looking to add a number of additional schools to the deal during this stage.
The project’s construction phase is scheduled to start in the coming months, with the schools set to open in 2019.
Spotless Group CEO, Martin Sheppard, said: “Spotless thoroughly understands this model and we believe there will be opportunities to deliver similar services to other schools in the coming years.”
“Spotless has an unmatched capability to manage large-scale and long-term integrated services for PPP contracts across a range of sectors.”