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London Underground names contractors for £330m tube upgrade

Over 20 contractors and three multi-discipline design firms have been selected for a £330m contract to modernise 70 London Underground (LU) stations, including Embankment, Paddington, Earls Court, South Kensington and Charing Cross. The aim is to modernise and maintain the 70 ...

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Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme launches to mixed reviews

“Only for the rich” or “good for some and better for others” – the industry response to the government’s new, domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme (RHI) scheme is certainly mixed. But is it any surprise that those not standing to benefit from the scheme’s ...

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Will a next-gen robot take on FM?

A Silicon Valley-based robotics firm says it has secured funding to develop a robot capable of taking on a service industry duty – but what could it be? Savioke (pronounced “savvy oak”) has announced it plans to begin customer trials later ...

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Can we keep the lights on?

BSRIA is a company in the know about the very real risks to the UK’s energy supplies, others, it says aren’t that fortunate. As an industry, it claims we should be educating and offering strategy plans for the worst case ...

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The effects of the recession on the FM sector

The season of Lent is traditionally a time for reflection and preparation, culminating in celebrations on Easter Sunday later this month. Looking back at the performance of the facilities management sector during the recession, what did we do well in ...

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Plugging the gap

The plumbing and sanitation systems within a building or facility may be installed out of sight, but they cannot remain out of mind for the facilities manager. Paul Angus, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers New South Wales chairman, looks ...

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Bob Taylor appointed OCS MD for healthcare and infrastructure

Bob Taylor has joined family-owned facilities management company OCS, as managing director for its infrastructure and healthcare division. Prior to his new role with international service provider OCS, Taylor worked for international support services firm G4S, as managing director of ...

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Bilfinger Europa wins Buckinghamshire County Council contract

Buckinghamshire County Council has appointed Bilfinger Europa to deliver planned and reactive mechanical and electrical (M&E) maintenance services across 200 sites. The three year contract, valued in excess of £4.5 million, keeps the maintenance of the council’s non-domestic properties, such ...

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Businesses issued profit warning over built environment shortcomings

In a dire profit warning to big business, a new report warns the UK will become less competitive if business leaders fail to ‘ramp-up’ their understanding of built environment and facilities management issues. According to the market survey commissioned by University ...

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Mitie fills up at Springfields Fuels

Mitie, the FTSE 250 facilities management and support services company, has been awarded a security contract with Preston-based Springfields Fuels Ltd. Springfields Fuels has provided nuclear fuel fabrication services since the mid-1940s and was the first plant in the world ...

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