Mears wins UK Atomic Energy Authority contract for further three years

Mears has re-won a contract to supply grounds maintenance and associated services to the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority.

The three-year contract, in the region of £150,000 plus VAT, is 90% grounds maintenance with a small element of pest control and internal plant maintenance at Culham, an 80ha science Park near Abingdon in Oxford.

The park is renowned for its research into fusion power and is host to a range of technology organisations.

There is a variety of flora and fauna for Mears’ subsidiary Scion Estates to take care of, including formal flower beds, shrubs, tree belts and wooded areas, long and short grass areas and areas of bio-diversity.

It is also responsible for pest control, minor tree works and the supply of dressed Christmas trees over the festive period.

Managing director of Scion Estates, Jerry Lipscombe, said: "Mears is delighted to have retained this contract which will continue to be delivered through Scion Estates. We will continue to work with UKAEA to enhance the environment at Culham Science Centre"

The company plans to sub-contract the rental and maintenance of the internal plants for around £3,000.

Mears has held the contract through its subsidiary Scion Estates since 2007.


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