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SHOPPING CENTRE The management team at County Square Shopping Centre, in Ashford, Kent, recognises the importance of maintaining its facilities, both inside and out, so when the external façade was showing signs of accumulated dirt, grime and pollution it called in working at height experts, CAM Specialist Support.

The busy shopping centre in Ashford's town centre has more than 50 stores, including Debenhams, M&S, and Next. It offers a wide range of shopping all under one roof, from homeware to fashion to gadgets and much more.

Specialist skills, specific equipment and strategic planning were essential for organising the cleaning at height that the shopping centre required.

The cleaning work took place over a series of evenings (from 6-11.59pm) using industrial jet washers set at


AND ESTATES Servest has announced the appointment of Tony Park as its Group Head of Contracts and Estates.

Park will be involved in commercial negotiations concerning contracts across the entire Group. In addition to managing Servest’s current and future estate, Park’s main role will involve reviewing contracts and identifying potential economic benefits and delivery risks to both the customer and Servest. Working across the business, Park will offer strategic support and best practice guidance to every area of the organisation in order to improve the current client experience.

the appropriate pressure to ensure the fabric of the cladding was not damaged. The hours the cleaning operatives could work were specified by the centre management team and the local authority permits issued by Ashford Borough Council to cause minimum disruption to the public.

The CAM team used 19 metre and 34 metre truck-mounted access- platforms to reach all the stone, glass blocks, metal panels, metal fins and glazing at the centre. They also cleaned the glass canopy over a pedestrian entrance and fitted obscure film to the underside of the canopy.

Frances Burt, the Centre Manager at County Square said: “The façade had not been cleaned since the redevelopment was finished in 2008 and over time the stones and tiles had slowly become stained. The clean provided the desired results in all areas and returned the façade to a clean and presentable fashion more in keeping with the shopping centre’s image.”

Sean Canty, Director at CAM added: “Our trucks had to be parked on the public highway during the work, so we had to have the correct local authority permits and also ensure

that no-one was endangered while we carried out the clean. As working at height specialists, health and safety precautions are always paramount, for our operatives as well as the public.”

(MOD) and the BBC, to ensure Servest is providing the absolute best possible service experience to all clients and key suppliers.

“We are delighted to welcome Tony to the team,” said Rob Legge, Group CEO. “Servest will be able to further develop its offering thanks to Tony’s understanding of FM, which comes from working both client- side and with the large corporate organisations. This new role, coupled with Tony’s wealth of experience, will be a contributing factor in our continued growth.”

The Head of Contracts and Estates role has been designed in line with Park’s facilities and contract management expertise gained from his time with the Ministry of Defence

Park said: “As a former client, my experience with Servest was always positive; the team do everything they can to get things right and the managers invest in their people. It’s an innovative and entrepreneurial company and I’m excited to be part of the on-going journey.”

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