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Engie Rebrands FM Arm to Equans

Engie's facilities management and technical services will fall under the new Equans brand. Equans will operate as an autonomous subsidiary of Engie,...

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Development Means Liverpool Loses UNESCO World Heritage Status

Liverpool has lost its World Heritage status, in part due to the construction of Liverpool Waters, a massive redevelopment of the historic docklands north of the...

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Five Tips for Working in a Heatwave

As the UK enjoys a week of warm weather, Alex Minett, Head of Product & Markets at CHAS, shares some tips for working comfortably in a heatwave. Alex...

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New British Cleaning Council Chair and Deputy Elected

The British Cleaning Council has officially elected a new Chair and Deputy Chair at its recent Annual General Meeting. Jim Melvin and Delia Cannings will take...

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Research Shows UK Workers Under Pressure to Return to Unfit Workplaces

Data from the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management warns that half of UK workers are being pressured to return to unfit office spaces by their...

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Digital Twin to Analyse Energy Consumption Launches

A digital platform that allows users to simulate and analyse building portfolios' energy consumption has launched. The Energy Open Piazza (EOP) allows businesses...

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Spotlight Interview | Clenzair

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The Best Co-Working Spaces in the UK

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From Smart Tech to Sustainability – UK Building Standards

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Queering Public Space – Inclusive Design for the Built Environment

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COVID-19
Self-Isolation Rules Should Change Amid Pingdemic, says CIPD

In what's becoming known as a "pingdemic", organisations are facing mass staff shortages because employees have been advised to self-isolate through...

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Building Services
Long COVID and Skills Shortages Means a Tough Winter for Construction Industry 

The lifting of lockdown restrictions has been greeted with much excitement, yet construction experts claim COVID continues to cast a dark shadow on their industry...

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Contract Wins
Cadent Gas Chooses 14forty for TFM Contract

14forty has won a £15 million total facilities management contract with Cadent Gas, the UK’s largest gas distribution network. The...

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Videos
In Pictures – The UK’s Biggest Design and Build Project on Record

Office design and build company Oktra has delivered the refurbishment to One Portsoken Street – the UK’s biggest design and build project on...

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Facilities Management
Compass Group Prioritises Sustainable Eating Habits

Compass Group, the UK’s largest food and services provider, brought together several climate experts to discuss building a sustainable food system. As...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Tackling the Crisis in the UK's Public Toilet Provision

The British Toilet Association has called for improved legislation and more government funding to address the current "appalling" lack of public toilet...

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Environment & Sustainability
Net Zero Week – The Carbon Battle Continues

Its Net Zero week in the UK, highlighting the ever-increasing urgency to reach climate-conscious targets surrounding the carbon footprints of our organisations and...

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Education & Training
FM Internship for Young People With Disabilities Launches

Unify by Bruntwood has partnered with Pure Innovations to offer young people with disabilities a route into working in the FM industry.  Unify will...

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Technology
Oxford University Manages Estates With Indoor Mapping

The University of Oxford has upgraded its estates management processes with a new indoor mapping system. Offering easy access to property and interiors data...

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Products & Projects
Washroom Innovation has Far-Reaching Sustainability Benefits

Washroom water conservation specialists HSG continue to win major contracts with a wide range of businesses and venues across the UK that share the company’s...

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Fleet & Transportation
Willmott Dixon Rolls Out Electric Vehicle Charging Points at Over 100 Sites

Willmott Dixon is installing charging points at more than 100 locations across its sites and offices in England and Wales in 2021. Working with electric vehicle...

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Safety & Health
Over 60s Account for 30% of Workplace Fatalities 

Annual workplace fatality figures from the Health and Safety Executive highlight the risks to older workers, with around 30 per cent of fatal injuries in...

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People
Disability Pride Month – The Business Case for Equality

July marks Disability Pride Month, an international event that shines a light on physical, learning, hidden disabilities and mental health conditions, enabling open...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Martyn's Law – The Future of Event Security and Counter-Terrorism

Following the changes to public space counter-terrorism legislation, Service Excellence Director at Expeditious Services, Jason Pope, explains what the new "Protect...

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Property
Commercial Evictions Ban Extension – A Tenant's View 

Some feel the recent extension of the commercial property eviction moratorium was unnecessary, but what is the commercial tenant's perspective? Peter...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Wates Smartspace Unveils Post-Pandemic Office

National fit-out and refurbishment specialist Wates Smartspace has completed a bold office transformation at the Wates Group’s Head Office in...

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Energy Management
A Landlord’s Guide to EPC Ratings for Commercial Buildings

For commercial real estate landlords, the incoming Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards regulations mean energy-efficient buildings will go from being a “nice to...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Stairs Versus Lifts – Making Convenience Safer

Taking the stairs may be healthier and safer, but how practical is that in some of the UK's tallest buildings? Even with bearing in mind COVID-19 guidelines, lifts...

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