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Cofely completes UK’s largest single-phase city-wide district energy scheme

Cofely, a GDF SUEZ company, has marked the completion of the new £15 million District Energy scheme for Leicester. The city-wide scheme will enable 3,000 homes, as well as council-owned and other buildings in Leicester, to be provided with environmentally ...

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Lobby TV reporting realtime energy updates drives significant energy savings

The installation of a lobby TV monitor providing real time updates of a building’s energy consumption has driven the occupant behavioural change that has led to one of the fastest energy efficiency upgrades of a UK office property government figures ...

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NJC secures major contract at prestigious business park in Reading

Not Just Cleaning (NJC), a leading Cleaning and Support Service organisation, has won a three year contract with Oxford Properties to provide support services to Green Park, a premier business location in the Thames Valley. NJC will support Oxford Properties, ...

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Interserve in £6m Southwark FM contract win

Interserve has won a five-year, circa £6 million facilities management contract to provide a range of support services at the London Borough of Southwark’s headquarters. The support services provider has been delivering cleaning services, including daily office cleans, washroom cleaning ...

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East Midlands NHS Trusts sign £300m Interserve facilities and estates contract

A partnership of East Midlands NHS Trusts has signed a ground-breaking new contract to improve estates and facilities management services across the city and counties. It is the first time that the Trusts have joined together to manage facilities and ...

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Relaxed planning rules will leave property owners unprotected

Neighbourhood disputes look set to increase if the government’s plan to relax the rules on planning applications for homes and businesses is implemented says London Councils. The body representing London’s 33 local authorities is urging the government to reconsider its ...

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Squatting concerns raised for commercial property facility managers

Facilities managers are predicting a sharp increase in squatting in empty commercial buildings, following the law change in September last year which saw squatting in residential properties become a criminal offence. That’s according to a recent survey of facilities professionals ...

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A woman’s touch

In November, speakers from all walks of life came together to inspire a room full of women and men at the inaugural Women in FM Conference at Channel 4’s headquarters in London. Simon Iatrou reports. Women In FM, or WiFM ...

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SMEs encouraged to “shop” poor public sector procurement practices

In the 18 months since its launch, over 300 complaints have been investigated through Mystery Shopper – a Cabinet Office initiative that asks businesses to ‘shop’ bad public procurement practice. The service, which allows businesses to anonymously complain about practice ...

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Chairman of the board

This year Ismena Clout became the youngest ever chairman of the British Institute of Facilities Management, and has breathed new life into the organisation. Simon Iatrou sat down with her to discover why she is becoming an inspiration to so ...

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