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Controversial Coal Mine Approved, First in 30 Years

The first new UK coal mine project in 30 years has been approved this week by Michael Gove, causing controversy at a time of energy focus. The planning for this...

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Serco and Equans Joint Venture Signs Maintenance Contract for Military Bases

VIVO Defence, a joint venture between Serco and EQUANS, has signed a new contract to maintain 1,066 operational buildings and 1,457 military family homes across 11...

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UK Government Introduces Day-One Right to Request Flexible Working

Millions of employees across the country are set to benefit from new legislation that means flexible working can be requested from the first day of employment. The...

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MPs’ COVID-19 Report Calls on Minimum Standards for Hygiene Infrastructure

MPs are recommending a series of measures to prepare the UK for future public health emergencies, resulting from an inquiry into the role of cleaning during the COVID-19...

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Nirvana Group Holdings Acquires Nirvana Maintenance and Urban Maintenance Group

Nirvana Group Holdings (NGH) has acquired Nirvana Maintenance and Urban Maintenance Group, to continue its expansion into the North West. Nirvana Maintenance provides...

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Mitie White Paper Addresses 8 Questions Every FM Should Consider

Mitie has published a white paper which identifies the biggest challenges facing facilities managers. “Accelerating Facilities Transformation” has been...

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Spotlight Interview – James Massey | MRI Software

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Planet Mark – EMEX 2022 | Focus Interview

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Space4Climate – EMEX 2022 | Focus Interview

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THE LINE by NEOM – An Experiment in Future Built Environments

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EMEX 2022
Space4Climate – EMEX 2022 | Focus Interview

Space4Climate is chaired by the UK Space Agency and unites those with expertise in the development of satellites, analysis and exploitation of data they gather, and...

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Building Services
In-Person BESA Conference and Awards Returns After 3 Years

This year’s Building Engineering Services Association’s conference saw its highest-ever attendance, with 270 delegates and more than 400 guests gathering at...

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Contract Wins
Apleona Wins FM Contracts for Mileway Portfolios in Germany

Apleona has won several lots in two separate tenders conducted by Mileway, the European logistics arm of Blackstone. The three-year contract includes property...

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Videos
Spotlight Interview – James Massey | MRI Software

MRI Software is a global name in real estate technology. We spoke to James Massey, Managing Director of Facilities Management for MRI Software, about his career so far,...

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Facilities Management
CBRE’s Vision for Sustainable Facilities Management

Workplace experts from CBRE outline a practical framework for delivering sustainable facilities management, aimed at helping FMs deliver on their business'...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Royal Surrey Hospital Awarded ‘Exemplar’ Site Status for Cleaning Standards

Medirest, the healthcare division of Compass Group, has been recognised for its early implementation of the 2021 National Standards for Cleaning at the Royal Surrey...

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Environment & Sustainability
RPS Launches Podcast on Decarbonisation Challenge for Estate Owners

Professional services firm RPS has launched its first podcast, which will explore how to deliver net-zero in the built environment. “Building Sustainably: The...

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Education & Training
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week – BGES Welcomes BEMS Apprentices

Coinciding with Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, BGES Group has enrolled three school leavers on an apprenticeship aimed at delivering smart, low-carbon...

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Smart Buildings & Technology
NHS Property Services Appoints Hark Systems to Design Smarter Buildings Program

Hark Systems has signed an initial three-month contract with NHS Property Services to improve system efficiency across over 3,600 NHS facilities. The contract will...

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Products & Projects
FMs Warned to Prepare for Fluorescent Lamp Ban

Trade association LightingEurope is urging facilities managers to hurry their buildings’ transition to LED lighting systems, ahead of the August 2023...

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Fleet & Transportation
Grosvenor Services Wins Security Contract for TfL’s Silvertown Tunnel Project

Charter Security, a subsidiary of Grosvenor Services Group, has secured a three-year contract with Riverlinx CJV to provide security for the Silvertown Tunnel...

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Safety & Health
Arco Opens New £2m Safety Training Centre

Safety products and services company Arco has launched its latest safety centre in Bracknell, Berkshire. Investing over £ 2 million in the project, and bringing...

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People
The Impact of the Cost of Living Crisis for Survivors of Abuse – How Can Employers Help?

Ayesha from The Employers' Initiative on Domestic Abuse outlines how employers can provide extra support to those at risk of experiencing domestic abuse during the...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Fire Door Safety Week 2022 – Spotting the Faults

Kirk Smith of Allegion UK discusses fire door neglect and how to spot the potential faults that could be compromising your fire safety procedures. Kirk Smith is...

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Property
Property Consultancy Rapleys Acquires Asset Management Firm Aston Rose

Rapleys has brought London surveying firm Aston Rose into its business, the biggest single expansion in the property advisory’s 72-year history. Aston Rose will...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Leeds College of Building Celebrates Women's Awards

Staff at Leeds College of Building are elated after an unprecedented flurry of student award successes, with female students leading the way. Medallists at...

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Energy Management
SSE Energy Solutions Decarbonise Welsh Schools

14 schools are closer to achieving net-zero at the end of the first phase of an ambitious county-wide decarbonisation initiative delivered by SSE Energy Solutions in...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Mitie Only Facilities Management Company to Rank in Inclusive UK Employer List

Mitie has been named in the list of Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers for the fifth year running. Ranked in 17th place, Mitie was recognised for its diversity and...

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