Sodexo has created a dedicated operation to provide an expanded student accommodation facilities management service.
Student Living by Sodexo, will provide marketing, bookings, lettings and finance management, student services, such as pastoral care and helpdesk, as well as FM – including preventative and reactive maintenance, waste management – to commercial, catering and retail services.
Sodexo said that the Student Living service would be complemented by its health and safety division Safegard, which would provide safe and secure living for student residents. The company said that it had been gradually expanding its facilities management services in the student accommodation sector over the last 15 years. Sodexo manages 3,500 beds at 25 university campuses. A further 2,000 are in the pipeline.