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Sodexo chosen as new main catering supplier on UCL Bloomsbury campus

11 December 2013

As a result of feedback from UCL staff and students, UCL has reviewed catering services provided within some areas of the Bloomsbury campus.


Feedback has suggested a need for more diversified offerings, standardised pricing and increased trading hours. As a result, from 26 January 2014, Sodexo will be UCL's main catering supplier.

Benefits for UCL

Sodexo will provide a range of offerings and price bandings, additional vending machines, fine dining for events and extended opening hours to suit staff and student work and study patterns. They will also harmonise pricing across the campus by Summer 2014 while catering for a range of budgets. Additionally, Sodexo has excellent green credentials, supporting UCL's sustainable food policy and will be aiming to achieve the Silver and Gold Food for Life accreditations for all services.

Where will Sodexo Catering Services Be Located?

Sodexo will look after catering in the UCL Refectory and Wilkins Building, Engineering Café, Bentham House, Institute of Child Health, School of Pharmacy, Cruciform and Paul O' Gorman Building.

Who Are Sodexo?

Sodexo is a leading provider of catering and hospitality services and also operates very successfully in a range of industries including the construction sector as well as managing reception and food services through to asset maintenance, security and grounds maintenance. Clients include universities and colleges, offices, schools, hospitals, military bases, remote sites and prestigious hospitality events. Sodexo is a highly experienced operator both within and external to the higher education sector, working with a range of partners including SMEs to offer a diverse and quality product offering.

More information

If you have any questions about the transition to Sodexo, please contact Facilities Services on extension 53010. You can also learn more about Sodexo by clicking here.

Ian Wright, Soft Services Manager, Facilities Services, UCL Estates