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Planning Permission Granted for the UK’s Most Sustainable Neighbourhood

A 7.9-hectare brownfield site in East Sussex will be transformed into the UK’s most sustainable neighbourhood.   Watch the...

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BGES Group Acquired by learnd Limited

Building management solutions company BGES has been acquired by learnd Limited, as part of its plan to become the leading energy management provider in Europe. learned...

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Menopause Support in Workplaces Becomes Legal Right 

New guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission means that companies must provide reasonable workplace adjustments if menopause symptoms have a substantial...

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Sodexo Signs New FM Contract With AstraZeneca

Sodexo has re-signed a five-year facilities management and food services deal with pharmaceutical and biotechnology company AstraZeneca. The companies have worked...

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What We Know so Far About the Valencia Apartment Block Fire

Emergency services have attended the scene of a fire at a high-rise apartment complex in Valencia, Spain  The fire occurred on Thursday 22 February at a...

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Government Shrinks Estate With 1 Victoria Street Closure

The government has closed its offices at 1 Victoria Street in a move to shrink its real estate footprint. The Government Property Agency (GPA) says the closure will...

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Planning Permission Granted for the UK’s Most Sustainable Neighbourhood

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High Performing Buildings – February’s Roundup

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Iconic BT Tower Set to Become a Hotel

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Corporate Receptionist of the Year 2024 Nominations Now Open

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Videos
MAD Architects Reveal Nanhai Art Centre Designs

Designs for the Nanhai Art Centre in Foshan City, Guangdong have been unveiled.   Watch the Video   >   MAD architects, working on...

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Contract Wins
Sodexo Retains FM Contract With Wellington College in Berkshire

Sodexo has re-signed a ten-year soft FM contract with private school Wellington College in Berkshire. The contract is worth approximately £80 million and...

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Property
Rishi Sunak Visits Blackstone’s New European HQ Groundbreaking Ceremony

Asset manager Blackstone has broken ground on its new London office, in a ceremony attended by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak. Located on the site of the former historic...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Sodexo Announces Year-On-Year Increase in Popularity of Meat-Free Meals

Across the 2.7 million meals sold in Sodexo’s UK and Ireland client sites in 2023, 11 per cent were vegan or vegetarian, an increase of one per cent from...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
The Economist Group Signs Five Year Lease at Birmingham Office

Weekly publisher The Economist Group has taken the entire top floor of 154 Great Charles Street, Birmingham. The 3,684 sq ft space is at the newly refurbished office...

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Energy Management
Energy Efficient Offices Command Higher Service Charges 

A benchmarking report from BDO has found that the most energy efficient office buildings tend to have higher than average service charges. In...

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Building Services
Building Services Contractors Must Consider Changes to Legal Liabilities 

The Building Safety Act is already changing the legal landscape for the building services profession, according to BESA. The association considers the extension of the...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
British Cleaning Council Chair Criticises Government’s Response to Cleaning Industry Campaign

The leader of one of the UK’s biggest industries has accused the government of being “dismissive, arrogant and completely missing the point” for...

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Education & Training
BESA Calls Welsh Government’s Cuts to Apprenticeship Funding ‘Nonsensical’

Helen Yeulet​ from BESA has reacted to the Welsh government’s decision to cut funding for technical apprenticeships by almost 25 per cent. In collaboration...

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Environment & Sustainability
How Will Sustainability Affect Your Business in 2024?

In the rapidly evolving landscape of environmental consciousness, staying ahead of sustainability trends is crucial for businesses navigating the delicate balance between...

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Facilities Management
VIVO Celebrates Two Year FM Milestone at UK Military’s Built Estate 

VIVO Defence, a joint venture between Serco and Equans, has marked its second year of providing facilities management services to the UK military’s...

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Fleet & Transportation
Government Increases Electric Car Charging Grants for Schools

The Department for Transport has announced that state schools will be able to apply for a grant to cover 75 per cent of the cost of buying and installing EV charging...

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People
New Appointments in Facilities Management – February 2024

February's new appointments roundup includes ABM, First Response Group, Corps Security, Reconomy and more.   Picture: a graphic showing the headshots...

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Products & Projects
A. Proctor Group Launches New Roofing Underlay Technology

Pitched roofing membrane company A. Proctor Group has launched its latest innovation in water-resistant roofing underlay. Proctor Air, an air and vapour-permeable and...

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Safety & Health
The Risks of Ill-Fitting PPE

Alex Minett, Head of Global New Markets at Veriforce CHAS, looks at the issue of PPE inclusivity in the UK compared to the US. Alex has extensive knowledge of...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
59% of Business Electrical Fires Caused by Faulty Equipment

Data from UK fire and rescue authorities has identified the number of electrical fire-related callouts to businesses. Using statistics from 32 fire and...

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Smart Buildings & Technology
AI Research Project to Shape Construction Cost Planning

A new research project led by Birmingham City University will explore generative AI in construction cost planning. In partnership with London South Bank University and...

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Build2Perform
Altecnic | CIBSE Build2Perform Focus Interview

Watch ThisWeekinFM’s interview with Steve Boyd, Head of Trade and Specification Sales at Altecnic at CIBSE Build2Perform Live. Altecnic produces hydronic...

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