245-mile bike ride raises almost £3,000 for Community Coronavirus Fund

Jack Upcraft, local Engineering Manager, organised more than a dozen cyclists participating on stationary bikes and raised almost £3,000 for UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham’s Community Coronavirus Fund.


Andy Slaughter MP for Hammersmith & Fulham, and Patron of UNITED, celebrated the succes:


“What a fantastic achievement by Jack, Smart and 245 Hammersmith, rallying so much support for such an important and urgent cause. UNITED in Hammersmith & Fulham have raised tens of thousands to help those afflicted by the Covid-19 crisis locally. But you don’t have to cycle 245 miles to help, you can just take your wallet for a walk and sponsor the ride.”


After the ride, Jack said:


“I’m thankful for the opportunity to raise money for a great cause. I’m also grateful for the support of Smart Managed Solutions and the 245 team who helped with the event. Who knows… maybe next year we might try and go even further!”



Carly Bright, General Manager at 245 Hammersmith, said:


“I couldn’t be prouder of all the efforts put in by Smart Managed Solutions and the 245 team, especially Jack for organising the event and raising so much. We are excited to have made such a great connection UNITED in Hammersmith and Fulham in these trying times. Our team are thrilled to able to have given back and have had a lot of fun doing so.”


It is not too late to give to the team’s efforts, today:


Make a donation to the Jack Upcrafts Page Raising Money for the United in Hammersmith & Fulham Covid-19 Response Fund



About Smart Managed Solutions

Over the past 15 years, Smart have worked in the world’s top data centres and commercial facilities, providing quality engineering services.

We help the world’s smartest companies maintain their facilities to the best possible standards, through a customer centric experience.

We are one of the few facility companies who understand that people are at the core of every organisation, as such they are the most important investment we will ever make. Even as technology advances and buildings change, it is our leadership and personal contributions as Smart individuals that ultimately set us apart from our competitors.

Clients approach us for many different reasons. As a result, we have built a diverse team of world-class managers, engineers, contract supports and consultants, to ensure that we can meet any challenge.

Smart offers a truly flexible solution to meet your needs, systems and processes. Our teams will happily be trained to work from client bespoke systems where required, no questions asked.

Smart are not a faceless corporation. We are operationally led and business focused on providing visible management, alongside a team who believe in our core behaviours; Empowerment, Integrity and Passion – that is the Smart way.

Since being awarded the contract at 245 Hammersmith Road Smart have been making progressive strides to ensure that our social value output sits as a priority. We are very happy and honoured to be able to support such a great charity and we have been overwhelmed with the support and donations received so far. UNITED in Hammersmith and Fulham is a fantastic organisation, and one that we will continue to support. Smart are very much looking forward to the next fundraising opportunity.


About 245 Hammersmith

245 has been designed to offer a 5 star hotel ambience, with service levels to match for our occupiers and their guests.

We have employed a best in class dedicated team to meet the high standards required by progressive occupiers. Our onsite front of house and management team will provide exceptional levels of service. From a warm welcome as you enter the building, a full concierge service, and a full events programme designed to enhance the experience of working at 245.

We want our occupiers, guest and the surrounding local community to use our independent barista or food and beverage operators to catch up with friends, family and colleagues at breakfast or lunchtime. We are the place that the 245 Community can relax and take part in the up and coming events whether that be food pop ups, live music, showing of the world cup, Wimbledon or maybe a movie night. If they want to be more active they can book into one of the classes run by local personal trainers and organised by our front of house team. It is a place where the 245 Community can come together to raise money for others or even give a little back to the local community.

The highly qualified team will take a hands-on approach to managing the building, providing an agile and proactive response to management issues raised. We are creating a new occupier and owner relationship built on trust and transparency. The 245 team are there to help.

At 245 we are striving to be more than just a place of business, we want our occupiers to be part of the ‘245 Community’, with the help of our internal portal and app our occupiers and staff will be able to see what events are occurring and gain information on the building anytime anywhere. Using the portal occupiers can book in guests, deliveries or even hire the library area for team events. They can use the 245 loyalty card to obtain discounts at the surrounding retail, leisure and hotels.