Our Facilities Management Work For The Royal Academy of Music.
Founded in 1822, the Royal Academy of Music is one of the world's oldest and well-respected conservatoires, with its alumni including Sir Elton John, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Katherine Jenkins OBE, and SirSimon Rattle. Located in the heart of Piccadilly in Central London, the Academy serves over 1,000 students and is laid out on an estate containing multiple buildings.
Since early 2019 Active has been on site helping rationalise the estate to make better use of the space, and to create new and refurbished teaching and practice spaces which are always in high demand. The estate comprises four buildings with the main building being an imposing listed property built in 1911 with 5 floors and more than 125 teaching and practice rooms.
In 2020, we closed one satellite building, relocated resources to the main building and carried out the dilapidations ready for handover to the Landlord. RAM's Head of Estates, says 'We are a relatively small Estates department and we run lean and mean. It is important for our Senior Management Team that we listen, understand, and deliver. Active also listens, understands and delivers.'
Most recently, from January 2022, Active are providing interim FM cover by putting a Facilities Manager and other resources in place whilst a recruitment drive takes place.
Much of the funding of RAM's building projects coming from generous donors, with that comes and high level of financial governance. As with all our projects, we operate a transparent cost model which ensures every pound is accounted for and best value delivered. We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with RAM, helping them to create fantastic environments to get the best from their students and staff.
Why Is Facilities Management Important For This Client?
Every organisation will rely on a variety of functions and services to provide support to its core business operations – facility management ensures that the right support is available at the right quality and the right cost. At its core, a facilities management company will oversee everything that keeps an organisation running.
Facilities management is important because it ensures a safe and comfortable work environment for employees and students.
Any good working environment should be shaped around the people who work there – making them feel well, energised, productive and enthusiastic about their work. It should make students want to come to learn, perform and grow once they're there – ideal for students at one of the world's most prestigious music academies.
Active has worked with the RAM for the past 12 months, during this time it's portfolio of services is as diverse as it is broad. At Active, we wok in partnership and our tram is very much seen as part of the Academy's support infrastructure. No task is too big nor too small. We are reactive and proactive!