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Wates secures place on schools construction framework

Wates Group has been appointed to 11 lots of the Department for Education’s (DfE) new 2021 Construction Framework (CF21). Under the four-year framework, Wates Construction will continue to deliver projects worth £12 million and above in the North and South ...

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Pinnacle tackles sustainability in schools with LED switch

Facilities and property management service provider, Pinnacle Group, is working with seven schools in Swindon to reduce energy consumption by an estimated 60 – 80 per cent per annum by switching to LED lightbulbs.   The energy efficient lighting replacement ...

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Wates Smartspace to deliver a £1.8m expansion programme for St George’s College, Swaythling

Property services provider, Wates Smartspace, has been appointed to deliver a £1.8m expansion programme at St George’s College in Southampton, becoming the second project awarded to the business through Hampshire Council’s Intermediate Framework. The appointment will see Wates Smartspace expand ...

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Hydrating UK Students

FMs servicing educational establishments will be especially busy at this time of year, ensuring the safe provision of hydration for educational buildings including schools, universities and colleges. What should FMs be aware of to ensure they are providing the best ...

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BESA backs union’s calls for urgent action over ventilation in schools

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has put its weight behind a call from six trade unions to take urgent action over ventilation in schools. In a letter to the Education Secretary, the unions have warned that there will be ...

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Inviron to provide M&E services to Imperial College London

Inviron has secured a 5 year deal with Imperial College London for the provision of M&E Services to the Universities Academic Campuses including the Life Science facilities at Burlington Danes and White City. Imperial College London was established in 1907 ...

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Willmott Dixon in £11m Passivhaus scheme with University of Oxford accommodation project

Willmott Dixon is to apply its extensive Passivhaus knowledge to a £11m project from University of Oxford’s St Peter’s College to deliver a student accommodation building. This follows its contract win with Spelthorne Borough Council to build a Passivhaus leisure ...

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Back to school

As pupils go back to school there are a number of safety measures schools need to implement to ensure the health and wellness of staff, students and school communities says Matthew Margetts, Director of Sales and Marketing at Smarter Technologies ...

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BESA says opening windows will not protect schools

As thousands of children return to the classroom in England next week, the debate about how best to minimise the risk of virus transmission including the need for better ventilation has been reignited. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), believes ...

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Educational initiative launched to support young people impacted by lost learning due to Covid-19

The Tobun Foundation has launched a new initiative to support 250,000 disadvantaged young people whose education has been impacted during the Covid-enforced lockdowns. The Covid-19 ‘Educational Support Programme’ will provide computer equipment, tuition, and mentoring, to enable those most affected ...

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