Imtech Inviron Premieres New Contract with The British Film Institute

Following a successful five year partnership, Imtech Inviron has secured a blockbuster new contract with The British Film Institute (BFI) for a further three years.

Imtech Inviron is the BFI’s technical services partner, responsible for planned and reactive maintenance across its portfolio of five UK sites. A full time site based team supports the BFI Southbank and Berkhamsted locations, with mobile engineers, helpdesk, energy solutions and small project services across all sites.

This contract covers a combination of architectural buildings and state-of-the-art technical facilities including the BFI Southbank, which requires meticulous planning to ensure that all systems work efficiently and that the numerous screenings, including film premieres, run smoothly.

Duncan Mckeich, Head of Facilities at the BFI comments: “We operate a diverse portfolio of buildings including housing the world’s largest film and moving image archive. We also exhibit material ranging from the early days of film to the most recent Hollywood blockbusters at our public sites of BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, which are busy and complex sites.”

The BFI’s £12million Master Film Store in Warwickshire requires precise conditions to prevent deterioration, including the storage of highly flammable cellulose nitrate film, therefore specially trained HVAC engineers are responsible for maintaining conditions at -5° C and 35% humidity.

Duncan continues: “We are delighted to reappoint Imtech Inviron as our technical services partners looking after these buildings. The team have a great attitude and knowledge of all our sites, which is vital to keep the business looking and working at its best and preserving the National Collection for future generations. Their technical expertise and experience in this sector has ensured the smooth operation of our portfolio and through new initiatives, the partnership continues to evolve.”

Ben Melham, Business Manager for Heritage, Culture & Public Sector at Imtech Inviron, added: “A total of 11 companies tendered for the contract with our main competitors amongst these. The retention against fierce competition reflects an excellent team effort from Imtech Inviron, a strong collaboration with the BFI and a sound appreciation of the challenges to the arts sector.”