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Internal report

Earlier this year, Environmental Psychologist Dr Nigel Oseland collaborated with Sharp to research the extent to which environmental factors, such as lighting, air quality and temperature, affect employee performance Facilities managers take many factors into account when recommending an office ...

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Jaguar on a winning streak in the Capital

Jaguar Building Services has secured a three-year contract with CBRE to provide mechanical, electrical, and building fabric maintenance services at Rathbone Square in Central London. Situated just off Oxford Street, the Square is made up of 243,000 sq. ft of ...

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ISS Germany extends IFS deal with Vattenfall

ISS and Vattenfall have extended their integrated facility services contract in Germany until the end of 2021. Swedish power company, Vattenfall, first awarded the contract to ISS in 2014. The agreement covers a wide range of services including facility services, ...

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New regional director appointment at Crown Workspace

Phil Oram has been appointed to the role of Regional Director at Crown Workspace UK and Ireland, where he will oversee the business’ ongoing integration with Premier Workplace Services which it acquired in November 2018. Oram has 27 years experience ...

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Makita adds two new vacuum cleaners to its dust control range

The latest additions to Makita’s cordless range of vacuum cleaners, the 18V Brushless Vacuum Cleaner LXT (DVC750LZ) and 12Vmax Vacuum Cleaner (CL121D), are ideal for a wide range of applications – from commercial cleaning, to domestic properties and vehicle interiors. ...

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Heathrow – “Waterbladed’’

We sent Mitie samples for a washroom trial. They measured a drop in water consumption from 7,000 litres per week to 2,500 litres per week. A reduction of 65%. This was for a washroom of 12 basins. The taps were ...

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Within these walls

Socotec, a provider of testing, inspection and compliance services, advises on managing asbestos in public sector buildings With more than 500,000 public buildings still estimated to contain asbestos today, managaging asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) remains a big responsibility for FMs. Increasingly, ...

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NG Bailey reveals strong financial performance for 2018/19

NG Bailey has reported a 16 per cent increase in turnover to £556 million, with underlying operating profit also increasing from £13.7 million to £19.4 million for the 12 months ended 1 March 2019. The independent engineering and services group, ...

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Securitas headlines at The O2

Securitas UK has won a five-year contract to deliver protective security services for The O2 arena. Owned by AEG, The O2 is home to world class entertainment, the 20,000-capacity venue hosted over nine million visitors, 168 event days and 194 ...

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Kingspan Light + Air versus Cardiff 10k

Kingspan Light + Air are running the Cardiff 10k this September, raising money for Velindre Cancer Centre, in memory of a much loved colleague. Following a long and brave battle with Cancer, Bob Gate, Marketing Manager at Kingspan Light + ...

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