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240 Blackfriars: A flexible working case study

UBM, organisers of Facilities Show, were the anchor tenant who triggered the development of the new LEED platinum accredited smart building and office space, 240 Blackfriars. Having undergone this transition first-hand, the team at Facilities Show have published an exclusive Flexible Working ...

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Smart futures

In 1950 only 30 per cent of humans the world over lived in cities. By 2050 that is set to grow to over 70 per cent. New buildings and new cities will mean bigger and better roles for facilities managers. ...

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Royal Hospital for Neuro-Disability

In 1854 philanthropist Andrew Reed established the “Hospital for Incurables” to give a permanent home to people “hopelessly disqualified for the duties of life by disease, accident or deformity.” Over one and a half centuries later the Hospital for Incurables ...

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What does the EU do for FM?

The UK referendum on EU membership is drawing ever closer. Regardless of whether you think leaving is a real possibility or not, “renegotiation” will certainly be a hot topic. But what could be renegotiated and how will it impact the ...

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Food for thought

When food is manufactured, there is inevitably some left over. Crisps that are the wrong shape, cereals that have broken, biscuits that are too heavy. For whatever reason this perfectly good food is deemed not worthy of human consumption. Have ...

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Safe and secure

In order to get inside Datum’s data facility in Hampshire you have to navigate a myriad of security checks and take a trip through a device that bears an uncanny resemblance to a transporter out of Star Trek (feel free ...

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West End Gardening

The name Covent Garden (coming as it does from “The Convent’s Garden,”) paints a picture of an idyllic pastoral scene. Fields, streams, sheep, maybe an acolyte or two tending the flower beds. Indeed this was once the case, but now ...

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The Redemption Game

The question of what happens to people once they are released from prison is an age old one, but has rarely been more prevalent or newsworthy. Footballer (or should that be former footballer?) Ched Evans has been unable to return ...

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Lessons from East

With the rest of the world coming to Britain, America and Europe for education, training and innovation it can sometimes be easy to forget how much we can learn from other cultures. Even for facilities managers. Ben Churchill, chief executive ...

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A macro-view of the first year

I can’t help but notice some symmetry between my time at FMJ and Debra Ward’s journey so far at Macro. It’s not just the fact that we both took up our roles at the beginning of 2014 and are approaching ...

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