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Ardmac and Penketh Group help Kier to open new Manchester office

Leading UK and international interior fit-out contractor Ardmac and bespoke office furnishing company Penketh Group have worked with Kier to complete the fit-out for its new Finance Shared Service Centre (FSSC) office in Manchester. Ardmac were appointed to enhance the space and do the Cat A and Cat B fit-out work. They brought in Penketh Group to supply a furniture…

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Case Study: Edgbaston Priory Tennis Club

Forming part of the £11 million development of the Edgbaston Priory Tennis Club, six new indoor tennis courts required a low energy heating system, which could provide zonal heating and reduced energy consumption without sacrificing comfort for the players.  Used at hundreds of sporting facilities across the UK, Nor-Ray-Vac continuous radiant tube heating from AmbiRad, part of Nortek Global HVAC…

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ABM strengthens Northern Ireland presence

FM corporation opens Belfast office and appoints dedicated regional manager ABM, a leading provider of facilities solutions, has taken a further foothold in Northern Ireland with the opening of a dedicated office in Belfast, and the appointment of a country manager tasked with growing the local portfolio. Partly motivated by the region’s growing retail sector, ABM’s move to establish itself…

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New London recycling site can support Mayor’s emissions fight

Following London Mayor Sadiq Khan’s announcement to impose additional charges on the most polluting vehicles (from 2019), ReFood, London’s newest energy-from-waste provider, has highlighted a solution. ReFood, the UK’s leading food waste recycler, opened a 160,000tonne capacity Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant in Dagenham this summer, which has started producing clean bioenergy for use in vehicles, businesses or homes. AD is…

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fdcreative Design an Out of this World Lighting Scheme for RocketSpace

fdcreative were commissioned to design a lighting scheme for San Francisco-based RocketSpace’s,  new tech campus specifically designed to help tech start-ups scale. Working together with LOM architects, fdcreative were tasked with designing a lighting scheme that worked with the campus workspaces, which included the challenge of a large event space which was formerly an underground bank vault. The Brief to…

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SAN handles from Elesa provide antimicrobial protection

The Elesa SAN range of antimicrobial handles and machine elements prevents the build-up of bacteria, mildew and fungi by offering a sanitized effect on the surface. They are particularly suited to hygiene areas where tests carried out on material samples have confirmed their persistent antimicrobial action even after numerous cleaning cycles at high temperatures with soap and solvents. For example,…

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Career Hotspots in Buildings & Infrastructure

By Sam Pearman, Lead Recruitment Consultant Buildings at ALLEN & YORK Foreign investment, a domestic housing crisis and urban regeneration projects have all given the buildings sector a renewed focus and created a growing demand for talent across the industry. At ALLEN & YORK our building recruitment team are currently focused on three main areas of growth within the sector;…

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Complete Energy Solutions for Facility Managers

Dr. Alex Mardapittas, CEO of leading energy storage and voltage optimisation brand Powerstar, discusses the importance of multifaceted technologies as a way to maximise and future proof energy efficiency investments.  Investments into energy efficiency solutions continue to become increasingly important to businesses as energy costs continue to rise and more legislation, regulations and government incentives are established to tackle CO2…

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Lucion’s schools campaign highlights asbestos dangers

  Move comes as experts publish White Paper RISK management and occupational safety company Lucion Services has launched a new campaign to highlight the hazards of asbestos containing materials in schools. The Asbestos in Schools initiative comes as Lucion publishes its new White Paper, setting out the case for reassurance air monitoring using high powered Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM). A…

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