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Alexandra Palace Renews Grounds Maintenance Contract Worth £1.3 Million

Iconic north London entertainment venue Alexandra Palace has renewed a Grounds Maintenance contract worth £1.3 million with national contractor John O’Conner.

The four year contract re-procured through Fusion21’s Grounds Maintenance Framework will support the continued upkeep of Alexandra Park – which covers 196 acres of parkland surrounding the Palace.

In 2016 John O’Conner supported Alexandra Park to achieve the London in Bloom Gold Award and also helped the park to maintain Green Flag status - the mark of a quality park or green space, maintained to a high standard.

The park grounds include a variety of woodland, open grassland and formal gardens and attracted an estimated 2.8 million visitors in 2015 - 2016.

Committed to building upon their success at the historic venue which first opened in 1863 – John O’Conner has announced it will be employing an apprentice to support work being undertaken on site.

Commenting on the firm’s success, Matthew O’Conner, Managing Director at John O’Conner, said: “We are particularly excited by the prospect of employing an apprentice. The high profile nature of the site and the diverse features within it will provide a rich learning opportunity for the right candidate.”

Phil Woodhead, Facilities Management Framework Manager at Fusion21, said: “Working with a team that is so committed to the Palace and parkland has been and will continue to be very rewarding. John O’Conner’s approach has really helped to shape the development of what is a bespoke solution to meet the unique requirements of Alexandra Palace.”

Click here to find out more about Fusion21's Grounds Maintenance Framework.