Compass Group has formed a partnership with book retailer Blackwell's in a new five-year contract at Nottingham University.
The contract, worth £2m in total turnover, sees the caterer's retail business operate a new Costa Coffee café within the Blackwell's bookshop in the university's Portland building.
It marks the second deal for Compass Retail within the university's grounds; Compass currently operates the retail areas at the campus-based teaching hospital, Queen's Medical Centre.
Lynn King, business director - retail, Compass Group, said, "Working with Blackwell's is a fantastic new opportunity for Compass. The joint venture allows both companies to combine their specialities, resulting in a much-improved student experience."
By Janie Stamford
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