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SEGRO Acquires £133 million Estate From Schroders

SEGRO plc has acquired Electra Park, a 13-acre urban warehouse estate in Canning Town, London from Schroders for £133 million. Electra Park provides 21,200 sq m...

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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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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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Building Services
New Digital BESA Academy Praised by Youth Leader

Jack Parsons, CEO of The Youth Group and known as the UK’s Chief Youth Officer, has welcomed the launch of a new online training academy for the building services...

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Contract Wins
PPM Contract Win For Artic at London and Maudsley Hospital

Artic Building Services has been re-awarded the full air conditioning and ventilation maintenance contract at South London and Maudsley Hospital. The Planned...

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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
Sodexo Partners with Generation Success on Diversity Mentorship Programme

Sodexo is helping to empower 40 young people of diversity to achieve their career aspirations through a 14-month mentorship programme. Coinciding with Black History...

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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
CMD Wins Power Distribution Contract for Multi-Million Pound Casino Resort

CMD has been awarded a contract to supply the power distribution system for one of Europe’s largest casino resorts. The multi-million new casino resort located...

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Fleet & Transportation
Europcar Partners With Telefónica on Vehicle Monitoring Initiative

Europcar Mobility Group is to partner with Telefónica and Geotab to enable real-time telematics monitoring of vehicle fleets. The technology will provide the...

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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
Over 50 Per Cent of UK Workforce Happy to Work From Home Permanently

A new survey of 1,000 UK office workers has revealed that 54 per cent are happy to continue working from home for as long as necessary.  30 per cent are happy...

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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
Are Cars The New Offices?

As the UK workforce faces more uncertainty about their working location, a survey by heycar has revealed that many are finding their cars a more suitable place to work...

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