The leading light in technology-enabled facilities management (FM), Bellrock, has been awarded a new contract with Swings and Smiles to manage building services at its new play centre in Thatcham. Founded in 2007, Swings and Smiles initially opened in Newbury to provide a specialist, fully resourced recreational facility for families of children with learning difficulties and disabilities. Since then, over 350 families have registered their children to play.
The new play centre will extend its opening hours as well as its facilities, including an outdoor play area. Despite the new services offered to the families, Bellrock has managed to mitigate cost increases by sharing the helpdesk facility with the nearby West Berkshire Community Hospital, one of Bellrock’s longest standing PFI contracts.
“The Swings and Smiles charity is seeing increased demand for the essential service that they provide to families in the local area. We are proud to be able to support the work that they do by using our expertise to minimise costs and maintain a compliant and safe environment,” said David Smith, CEO, Bellrock.