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Merger of Atalian Servest and OCS Rumoured

A plan for private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice to purchase and merge Atalian Servest and OCS has been reported. According to Sky News, Clayton Dubilier...

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Flexible Office Space to be Trialled in Tesco Supermarkets

IWG, whose brands include Regus and Basepoint, is to pilot flexible office space within a Tesco supermarket in New Malden. Excess retail space at the South London...

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England’s School Buildings are a ‘Risk to Life’ Says Government Leak

According to documents leaked to The Observer newspaper, deteriorating school buildings in England are a “risk to life.” The leaked emails are from...

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World FM Day 2022 – Leading a Sustainable Future 

ThisWeekinFM spoke to several leaders in the FM and built environment space to find out what World FM Day means to them.   Watch the...

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McColl’s Stores Sold to Morrisons

After being put into administration, McColl’s, the convenience store and newsagent chain, has been sold to supermarket group Morrisons. PwC were appointed as...

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Queues at British Airports – What’s Really Causing Them?

Brexit, staff shortages and COVID-19 are all being cited as reasons for queues at UK airports – but what’s really to blame? On Monday 9 May 2022,...

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Google Opens New Sustainable Campus in Silicon Valley

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The Origins of the 15 Minute City

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Which Country Boasts the Best Workplace Environments?

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World FM Day 2022 – Leading a Sustainable Future 

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COVID-19
Part F Regulations for Ventilation in Buildings – A Guide

Building managers and FMs are preparing for changes to Building Regulations regarding ventilation and indoor air quality. According to actionforcleanair.org.uk, poor...

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Building Services
2022 BCIA Awards Winners Named

The winners of the 2022 Building Controls Industry Association awards have been announced. Let’s take a look at the winners:   Building Controls...

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Contract Wins
Merseyside Police Appoints BAM FM in £7m Contract

BAM FM has secured £7 million worth of contracts with Merseyside Police, for services including hard FM and mechanical maintenance. BAM FM will provide hard...

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Videos
Grand Opening of Boxing Futures Community Hub

ThisWeekinFM attended the grand opening of the new Boxing Futures Community Hub on 24 March 2022, a fresh space for a charity that aids the health of young people in need...

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Facilities Management
Getting HVAC Systems Ready for Summer – A Guide for Facilities Managers  

With summer on its way, what are the most important steps facilities managers can take to ensure HVAC systems are optimised for effective performance in hot...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Harrods’ Facilities Team Achieves Paper Towel Sustainability

Harrods, the Knightsbridge luxury department store, has solved one of its biggest FM challenges by diverting tonnes of its used paper hand towels from general...

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Environment & Sustainability
Google Opens New Sustainable Campus in Silicon Valley

Google has announced the unveiling of its new office campus in Silicon Valley, the Bay View Campus. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), Heatherwick Studio and...

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Education & Training
300 North Partners With Uptree to Promote Young Talent in FM

300 North, the FM recruiter, is partnering with Uptree, a careers education and work experience platform championing diversity, inclusion and equality for all. Uptree...

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Smart Buildings & Technology
The Origins of the 15 Minute City

15 minute city concepts have been demonstrated in Paris, Adelaide, London and Dublin. But is the concept as new as we might have thought?   Watch the...

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Products & Projects
Rinnai’s New Carbon Cost Comparison – Online and On Demand

Rinnai continues to make innovations in both products and service in helping reduce the carbon footprints of all sites and applications with the introduction of the...

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Fleet & Transportation
Bank Station Reopens Northern Line Services

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, re-opened the Bank branch of the Northern line on Monday 16 May, following a 17-week planned closure. The closure enabled around 550...

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Safety & Health
Alcumus Reveals Initial Findings From 'Risk Barometer'

70 per cent of respondents to Alcumus’ “Risk Barometer” say that they have been negatively impacted by a supplier in the last year. As supply chain...

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People
Corporate Receptionist of the Year – 2022's Winner Announced

Judita Poceviciute of Rapport is the winner of the Corporate Receptionist of the Year Award 2022. On 11 May 2022 at the Awards event held at Deutsche Bank in the City...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
What Causes Most “False Alarms”?

Clue – it isn’t related to the activities that the alarm is intended to detect, or not intended to detect. Nearly 1,000 alarm call-outs from 2021 were...

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Property
Properties Close to Elizabeth Line Stations Rise in Value

Postcodes with stations due to benefit from the new Elizabeth Line have seen house prices increase by 79 per cent since the project was first announced. The first new...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Big Ben's Refurbishment

Big Ben is undergoing the biggest conservation in its history.   Watch the Video   >     Essential Conservation...

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Energy Management
Smart Local Energy System for Staffordshire Town Awarded Funding

A new project called Zero Carbon Rugeley has been given extra funding to progress the detailed design of a smart local energy system. EQUANS has secured extended...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Which Country Boasts the Best Workplace Environments?

Lockdown remote working taught us the importance of workplace wellbeing, so which countries offer the best workplace environments around the world? Acuity...

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