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Balfour Beatty signs 54-year partnership deal with University of Sussex

International infrastructure group, Balfour Beatty, has partnered with the University of Sussex to finance, build and operate new student accommodation project – the West Slope Residences. Balfour Beatty Investments has signed a 54-year contract and will invest equity of £32 ...

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BaxterStorey stays on at Birmingham City University

The hospitality business has been awarded a nine-year contract renewal to deliver on-campus catering services at Birmingham City University (BCU), in a partnership that will prioritise food sustainability. Valued at £40 million over the contact term, the deal will see BaxterStorey ...

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BaxterStorey in London Met Uni win

The hospitality firm has landed a one-year contract with London Metropolitan University to develop a nutritious and sustainable offering for its 13,500 strong student population. The contract, which commenced in August will see BaxterStorey revamp the university’s current offering across its Aldgate ...

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BMG secures win with Leeds Beckett University

Office relocation and workplace change company, Business Moves Group (BMG), has won a two-year contract with the option to extend for a further two years with Leeds Beckett University. BMG will be supporting Leeds Beckett on the relocation of campus ...

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University teams to tackle food insecurity with funding from Sodexo

Five university teams have won funding from Sodexo to tackle food insecurity. A Dragon’s Den-style competition involving 85 students from 26 universities throughout the UK was held last month by the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation in partnership with social enterprise and ...

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Sodexo extends FM partnership with Northumbria University

Sodexo has extended its facilities management contract with Northumbria University for a further two years, and will continue to manage the Trinity Square and City Campus student accommodation. Sodexo was appointed FM partner to Trinity Square in 2014, with the ...

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Bellrock makes the grade for university hard FM services deal

Bellrock Property & Facilities Management has secured a five-year hard services agreement with Swansea University, who were looking for a digital transformation partner to deliver on the ground. The contract includes a 24-hour helpdesk, overseeing buildings across two main campus ...

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Sustainable institutions

Hazel Bedson, Marketing & Operations Director of Service Works Global (SWG) Sustainable Education Estates, discusses the ways in which CAFM and BIM are supporting sustainable practices at educational institutions all around the world The last few years have seen a ...

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University enrols new executive director of estates and facilities

Kevin Argent will be joining the University of Southampton on 10 October as its new Executive Director, Estates and Facilities. Argent is currently Executive Director of Estates Development at University College London (UCL), where he has had overall responsibility for ...

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DMA Maintenance wins at UCL

DMA Maintenance has landed the design and build contract working on 18 Biological Services Units at University College London (UCL). Awarded following a competitive tender process, the four-year, multi-million-pound deal comprises the MEP (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) and fabric services ...

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