Property giant JLL has expanded its contracting activities with the acquisition of Integral UK Ltd, a leading provider of mechanical and electrical property maintenance, which strengthens its Integrated Facilities Management capabilities and makes it one of the largest providers of mobile engineering services for property worldwide.

Last year JLL acquired Bluu, the fit-out contractor, and has since merged it with Tetris, JLL’s design and fit-out business.

The latest transaction will expand JLL’s Integrated Facilities Management platform, which services more than 4 billion square feet globally, by adding skilled experts to self-perform technical engineering services for various asset classes such as office, healthcare, retail, education and industrial.

Integral will be part of JLL’s Corporate Solutions business in EMEA (Europe, the Middle East & Africa), which serves leading occupiers of real estate across the region. Bryan Glastonbury, managing director of Integral, will continue to lead the business. He said:”JLL provides an outstanding platform from which we can better serve our clients and grow our business. With the firm’s strong focus on technology and data we believe there are tremendous opportunities ahead for our staff and our clients.”

Guy Grainger, JLL’s EMEA Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to have completed this transformational acquisition. Integral is an excellent business with a deservedly strong market reputation, providing an ideal fit with our Integrated Facilities Management business in the UK.”