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Turnover in higher education estates reaches £27 billion

The Association of University Directors of Estate (AUDE) has released its annual report ‘Higher Education Estates Statistics Report 2014‘, which looks at the impact of university estates and facilities throughout the UK. The report shows the university sector has a ...

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Report links office design to employee wellbeing and productivity

A major new report from the World Green Building Council has revealed there is “overwhelming evidence” which demonstrates the design of an office significantly impacts the health, wellbeing and productivity of its staff. The Health, wellbeing and productivity in offices: The ...

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Qatar’s Mosanada UGL brings BIFM qualifications in-house

Mosanada UGL who has extensive experience of handling hard and soft facilities management (FM) on large-scale, complex projects throughout the State of Qatar, has become the latest company to be accredited to deliver qualifications with the British Institute of Facilities Management ...

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Poulter takes on contracts director role at LJJ

Steve Poulter has been promoted to the role of southern region contractors director for building services specialists LJJ. Formerly operations manager for the company’s southern office, Poulter joined LJJ six years ago and was responsible for overseeing major projects and ...

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Firms not meeting staff food needs

New research from Convini Food Solutions, a self-service reveals that organisations are struggling to meet employee needs when it comes to food and drink provision – a key part of workplace wellbeing. The ‘Food for Thought’ report – which explores the provision ...

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Invest in the future

The training and education of young people is an increasingly important factor within the facilities management industry. Andrew Hulbert, managing director of Pareto FM, gives his take on education and training in the FM sector and how the sector can ...

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Canary Wharf Group signs up to Living Wage movement

Canary Wharf Group has become the first major UK Property and Construction company to be accredited as a London Living Wage employer, and will now ensure that everyone working for the Group, regardless of whether they are permanent employees or contractors, ...

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UK stuck on the commuting highway

New research published by global workspace provider Regus, which coincides with National Work Life Week – reveals that the average British one-way commute is now nearly half an hour (29.6 minutes) compared to 26 minutes two years ago. A quarter ...

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Broadgate Estates takes on Belgravia landmark

Property management company Broadgate Estates, has been appointed to manage the landmark office building in Belgravia, 33 Grosvenor Place, by a subsidiary of Perella Weinberg Real Estate Fund II LP (PWREF). The 184,000 sq ft office building with a bold neo-classical design ...

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Cumbrian FM Company announces new appointment

Facilities management company Orian Solutions Ltd has announced the appointment of a new divisional manager. Daniel Clegg has joined the North-based company which provides facilities management solutions, including catering and cleaning services across Cumbria and the North-East, and will be ...

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