Case Studies

Improving facilities across rural, urban, and highland locations for Perth & Kinross Council

McGill partnered with Perth and Kinross Council to carry out planned and reactive repairs to all non-domestic properties

The opportunity

Perth and Kinross Council had a need to partner with a facilities management company with a strong track record of delivery, to carry out planned and reactive repairs to all non-domestic buildings owned or occupied by the council across the region.

Examples of the buildings in scope for the project were schools, libraries, museums, and housing offices. Spread out across 3000 square miles and a range of urban, rural, and highland location, this represented an exciting challenge for McGill.

Councils are typically under budgetary pressure and need a partner who can deliver on budget and on time. With four decades’ experience in large-scale facilities management across Scotland, McGill saw that this project would need a considered approach. From taking seasonal travel issues into account, to installing storage units at the most remote locations, this was a challenging project that we knew how to deliver well.

The deliverables

The contract awarded to McGill was valued at £1.5 million and would take three years to complete. The works were wide-ranging and included, but were not limited to:

  • Electrical works: reactive and planned repairs, general electrical works, cabling and fittings, lighting, door access systems, data and fire alarms, installation of SMART boards and wireless access points
  • Joinery and building work: Roof slating and tiling, general joinery works, glazier work, fencing, builders work, and painting and decorating
  • Planned and reactive repairs: Ironmongery, doors and windows, external finishes, emergency window boarding, minor builders work