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GPA appoints new COO

The Government Property Agency (GPA) has appointed Lisa Commane as Chief Operating Officer (COO), to support the transformation of the Government estate. Commane will take up her new role at the end of October and as COO will be responsible ...

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Lack of confidence in government hampering growth in construction

Fewer than one in five of those surveyed for Gleed’s UK Construction Market Report 3Q 2023 said they have “confidence” that the current government can improve market conditions and ultimately increase output from the sector. Almost two thirds of contractors ...

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New building requirements for single sex toilets

The government is pushing ahead with plans to reverse gender-neutral toilets as part of its commitment and wider approach to protect and enhance single sex spaces. The proposed changes will mean all new non-domestic public and private buildings and places ...

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Biggest cladding removal scheme is launched

The government has launched the Cladding Safety Scheme, which it says is its “biggest building safety intervention to date”, and will give thousands more buildings access to government funding to fix dangerous cladding across England for the first time. The ...

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SBFM to sit on government’s advisory board for the rehabilitation of ex-offenders

Soft FM service provider, SBFM, has been invited onto the Employment Advisory Board (EAB) as part of a programme that links prison leavers with local employers who can offer their expertise on skills, qualifications and training. Between April 2020 and ...

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Government urged to push ahead with proposed waste reforms

Following recent reports that a further delay to Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is under consideration, CIWM (Chartered Institution of Wastes Management) has written to the UK Prime Minster, Rishi Sunak, calling on him to push ahead with “the comprehensive and ...

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Government Property Agency awards G4S UK two five-year contracts

G4S Secure Solutions UK (SSUK) has won two five-year contracts from the Government Property Agency (GPA) to provide integrated security and technology services to a significant number of departmental buildings across London and the North. G4S SSUK will deliver services ...

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Practical completion of new Government Hub in Croydon

The Government Property Agency (GPA) has achieved Practical Completion at its new Government Hub in Croydon, 2 Ruskin Square, which will accommodate over 5,000 civil servants and enable the Home Office to migrate from three current locations in Croydon to ...

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G4S secures multi-million pound UK government contract

Crown Commercial Services (CCS) has awarded G4S Secure Solutions UK (SSUK) a two-year, multi-million pound UK government contract to provide front of house and security services at a number of Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) buildings in London and ...

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Gove warns cladding shareholders of ‘severe consequences’ if they refuse to remediate

Shareholders in three cladding companies, whose shocking practices were uncovered in evidence heard at the Grenfell Inquiry, have been warned by the government that the manufacturers they invest in will face “severe consequences” if they do not come forward with ...

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