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Apleona Awarded F.A.Z Tower Contract 

Apleona R&M Ausbau has been awarded an interiors contract for the F.A.Z. Tower in Frankfurt. The agreed services at the high-rise tower include all...

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Plans Granted for M&S Oxford Street Store to be Demolished

Westminster Council has approved plans to demolish the former M&S superstore, amidst a conservation row. The building was assessed for potential protection for...

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Omicron Variant – What are the Facts?

It remains unclear how much of a threat the new Omicron COVID-19 variant poses, so what are the definitive facts? On 26 November 2021, the World Health Organisation...

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Sustainability Excellence – 2021 Planet Mark Award Winners

Where can you find organisations that are succeeding when it comes to carbon reduction, supply chain engagement and social responsibility? The Planet Mark Awards is the...

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Samsung to Build New Manufacturing Facility to Tackle Microchip Shortage

Samsung is making its largest-ever investment in US real estate with a new facility that will boost the production of advanced semiconductors. The $17 billion...

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Government Scraps Leeds Leg of HS2

HS2’s Eastern leg has been scrapped as part of cost-cutting measures in the government’s Integrated Rail Plan. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, writing for...

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What do you buy a Facilities Manager for Christmas?

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SUNAMP – EMEX 2021 | Focus Interview

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High Performing Buildings – November's Roundup

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COP26 – Five Takeaways for FMs

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COVID-19
What is Plan B and What Does it Mean For Workplaces?

Detailed in the UK Governments Autumn and Winter Plan, option B could see the re-introduction of masks and other restrictions. What does this mean for the newly...

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Building Services
New CIBSE Guidance Focuses on Electrification in Buildings

New guidance on the design and operation of building electrical services that focus on the electrification of buildings in the drive to net-zero carbon has been published...

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Contract Wins
Mitie Wins £92.5m John Radcliffe Hospital Contract

Mitie has been awarded a new contract to provide cleaning, portering services, and catering for patients and staff at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Worth...

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Videos
Executives Invited to Join the World's-First Antarctic Climate Expedition

Aurora Expeditions is calling for applications to join the world-first Antarctic Climate Expedition in 2023, led by renowned oceanographer, marine biologist, explorer and...

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Facilities Management
How Can FMs Tackle Scope 3 Emissions?

The Sustainable Facilities Management Index has released the first part of an FM industry standardised approach to measuring carbon emissions. This includes the full...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Sodexo Introduces Cleaning Robot to Children's Ward

Sodexo’s cleaning team at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, part of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, has a new recruit of the robot variety who has been named Chloe...

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Environment & Sustainability
COP26 – Five Takeaways for FMs

A host of announcements that will affect how UK businesses address climate change coincided with COP26. As the dust settles on Glasgow-hosted summit, let's take a...

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Education & Training
Boiler Replacements, Ventilation and Solar panels – Managing Facilities in a School

With UK students back at school full-time after over 18 months of interruption, contractors are also back, making sure facilities within school buildings are up to...

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Technology
Facilio Launches Connected CMMS

Facilio has announced the launch of Connected CMMS, reportedly the only software platform to consolidate all property maintenance, client engagement, vendor management,...

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Products & Projects
Improving Indoor Air Quality This Winter

During the pandemic, COVID has raised the profile of the quality of the air we breathe in our buildings – how do we maintain this priority throughout the winter...

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Fleet & Transportation
IP55 Trunking for Northern’s Largest Rail Depot

Northern’s largest rail depot, at Newton Heath, has recently undergone a complete renovation to increase the maintenance capacity for the region. The building has...

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Safety & Health
Louise Hosking Commences IOSH Presidency

Risk management specialist Louise Hosking will be the 55th IOSH President and is hoping to change the image of the health and safety body. Following The Institution of...

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People
New Appointments in Facilities Management – November 2021

Let's take a look at the latest new appointments and promotions this month, in the facilities and workplace management...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Quidvis Acquired by Kings Secure Technologies

Kings Secure Technologies (KST) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Fire Risk Assessment and risk management reporting specialist, Quidvis...

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Property
Welput's Farringdon Road Estate Refurbishment

Welput receives planning consent for the refurbishment and extension of the Farringdon Road Estate to deliver high quality, sustainable commercial...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Construction Costs Set to Drop by a Third

New reports show that costs associated with modern methods of construction could fall by a third as demand in the sector grows. Constructing Excellence, a...

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Energy Management
Occupancy Data for Energy Efficiency Post-COVID

In a world where buildings are responsible for up to 39 per cent of CO2 emissions, sustainable use of office space and reducing environmental costs ought to be embedded...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
HSE Launches Working Minds Campaign

Construction is one of five sectors that will be specifically targeted in a new campaign aimed at helping businesses recognise the signs of work-related stress. The...

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