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To Hull and back

Jonathan Hooper of Northwood Hygiene Products explains the challenges faced when someone was asked to review the provision of the towels, soap and toilet tissue requirements for every single one of Hull City Council’s public buildings whilst keeping a keen ...

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The FM Factor

On a busy part of the Southbank is a building that produces some of the most watched television programmes in the country. It’s an old building that takes a lot of looking after and FMJ travelled to Waterloo to find ...

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Births, marriages and… Ferraris?

Somerset House means different things to different people. Ask a dozen men and women what goes on there and you could quite possibly get a dozen different answers. In its centuries of history Somerset House has been a private residence, ...

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Cruise control

Every August millions of Britons pack their bags and head south to sunnier shores. Huge numbers of them set out from the Port of Dover, the busiest ferry port in Europe. 13 million travellers cross the port every year. FMJ took ...

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Taking to the skies

Birmingham Airport has ambition, the most prominent symbol of which is Monarch Aircraft Engineering’s (MAEL) massive aircraft hangar. Built only last year, this behemoth of a building is 110,000 sq ft in area, and can house 10 narrow-body aircraft. Alternatively: ...

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The modern way to make money

Technology firm Worldpay has spent the last few years amalgamating its vast array of offices into a streamlined property portfolio. Over a project that has taken years to oversee and millions of pounds to complete, Worldpay has created a whole ...

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A library not doing things by the book

What is the top tourist attraction in Liverpool? Anfield Stadium? The Cavern Club? Mendips, John Lennon’s childhood home? None of the above. According to Tripadvisor, it’s the newly-refurbished Central Library, located in the centre of the city whose population is ...

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Taking the waters

In a matter of weeks Welsh Water converted an abandoned call centre into a state-of-the-art water testing facility. Charlie Kortens dives behind the scenes It’s difficult to walk down a high street without spotting a former bank which hasn’t been ...

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FM case studies to sell FM benefits to business

In an effort to highlight the relevance of the facilities management (FM) profession to those outside the industry, six case studies will today be launched at an RICS event, held at the BBC facilities at Salford Quays. There is widespread agreement ...

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Team London

All organisations need someone to run their buildings for them. Even the people whose job it is to run entire cities need someone to run their own offices. That’s why, while Boris Johnson manages London, Simon Grinter, head of facilities ...

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