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Former JLL Employees Launch Real Estate Advisory Service

Four major players in the London commercial property sector, all former JLL employees, have launched a real estate advisory service, Situu. Harry Murphy, Peter Hall,...

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Google in Potential London Office Deal in Central St Giles

The tech giant is rumoured to be in talks to buy a London office complex worth £750m. According to The Business Times, Google has entered into negotiations to...

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What Does Tier Three Lockdown for Manchester Actually Mean?

As Greater Manchester moves into the highest tier of lockdown restrictions, we look at what this actually means for residents and businesses. Manchester will move to a...

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W R Berkley Looking to Sell The Scalpel for £820m 

The Scalpel, one of the most recognisable London skyscrapers, is to be put up for sale. Property Week revealed that insurance firm W R Berkley is looking for around...

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Deloitte Closing Four UK Offices As Employees are Offered Full-Time Remote Working

The Big Four accounting firm is closing four of its 50 UK offices, affecting 500 employees. As reported by the Financial Times, Deloitte will close offices in...

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BESA Launches Associate Membership Scheme

BESA has launched a new membership category catering for individuals with a particular interest in the building services industry. This is a significant development...

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Increasing Employee Wellbeing Through Biophilic Design

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Clocks Go Back – What Does it Mean for Wellbeing?

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London Banks Ask Staff to Return From Abroad or Face Tax Consequences 

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Audio Alerts for COVID-19 – Helpful or Stressful?

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COVID-19
78 Per Cent of People Feel There is a High Risk of Germs in Offices

Despite COVID secure guidelines for workplaces, three out of four people still feel there is a moderate to high risk of germs in an office building. A recent survey...

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Videos
London Banks Ask Staff to Return From Abroad or Face Tax Consequences 

It is rumoured that several large banks, including Citigroup and Credit Suisse, are asking employees who’ve been working remotely from their overseas holiday homes,...

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Facilities Management
Audio Alerts for COVID-19 – Helpful or Stressful?

Public address systems are often used in order to bring immediate attention to people in a variety of venues. In light of an update to Bodet’s alert sounders...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Five Cleaning Tips to Make Your Workplace COVID-Secure

As the government changes its advice to “work from home if you can” amidst a national increase in coronavirus cases, good hygiene in the workplace has never...

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Environment & Sustainability
GSH Group wins Global FM Gold Award of Excellence 

GSH Group has won the Gold Award of Excellence in Facilities Management for 2020.  The award, presented by Global FM, the federation of facilities management...

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Education & Training
Recruiting and On-Boarding During a Pandemic

Throughout the lockdown, companies have had to find new ways to navigate the hiring and onboarding process without face-to-face interaction. For both businesses and...

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Technology
Nokia Launches Automated Solution to Detect Temperature and Mask Compliance

Nokia has announced an automated, zero-touch elevated temperature detection solution designed to help spot potential COVID-19 infections in facilities with thousands of...

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Products & Projects
Leeds Office Scheme Invests in Measures for Post-Pandemic Resilience

The modifications include unisex self-contained “superloos” and improved ventilation to provide occupants with 20 per cent more fresh air than conventional...

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Fleet & Transportation
Scrap the Clocks Change – RoSPA Calls for Permanent British Summer Time

Why do the clocks change each autumn? The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents is presenting evidence for ending the clock change, as British Summer Time comes...

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Safety & Health
Ensuring the Safety of a Building’s Water System

Find out how to make sure your building’s water system is compliant with the new British standard BS 8680:2020. Every water system will require regular...

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People
Cloudfm Completes Two Key Appointments 

Cloudfm has made two key appointments to its senior team, appointing a new CFO and Business Development Director. Haydn Mursell, an experienced CFO, joins the group as...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
SmartSec Solutions to Manage Site Security at the London Film School

The London Film School, one of the world's leading postgraduate film institutions based in Covent Garden, London, has appointed SmartSec Solutions to manage its...

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Property
The Pandemic-Proof City

A new city close to Beijing is being designed to protect residents against future pandemics, known as the "pandemic-proof...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Increasing Employee Wellbeing Through Biophilic Design

Biophilic design can help foster a culture of creativity, improve clarity of thought, reduce stress and therefore enhance overall wellbeing – whilst we continue to...

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Energy Management
Top Energy Companies Commit to Better Gender Balance 

Six leading energy companies have committed to improving gender diversity and inclusion within their own organisations and across the UK energy sector. BP, Drax,...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Clocks Go Back – What Does it Mean for Wellbeing?

When do the clocks go back? How will this affect employee wellbeing? And what can employers do to help?    Full lockdown in the UK officially began on...

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