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Mitie wins new £50m hard services contract with Halfords Group

Mitie has been awarded a new £50 million contract with cycling and motoring retailer, Halfords Group, to provide engineering maintenance services at over 950 of its sites across the UK and Ireland, including garages, retail stores and offices. The five-year ...

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Veolia to deliver waste and street cleansing services in Sutton from 2025

The London Borough of Sutton has appointed Veolia to deliver waste and street cleansing services as part of a new eight-year contract starting in April 2025. The new contract will be supported by new and more energy-efficient vehicles, an improved ...

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Gleeds appointed project manager for new Leighton Hospital

International property and construction consultancy Gleeds has been named project manager for the multi-million-pound redevelopment of Leighton Hospital in Crewe, on behalf of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Gleeds will be overseeing the replacement of the existing construction with ...

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ASFP’s new office and academy officially opens

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) hosted the official opening of its office and training Academy on 15 May. ASFP staff, members and guests were joined by Lord Mayor of Coventry Cllr Jaswant Singh Birdi and Lady Mayoress Krishna ...

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Aramark opens Europe’s first automated theme park store 

Aramark UK has unveiled DUPLO Coffee Co, its frictionless coffee and convenience store located within the DUPLO Valley region of LEGOLAND Windsor Resort. The launch of this innovative store follows the opening of the 2024 season, marking the “first of ...

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Majority of sustainability leaders say time and cost spent on carbon reporting is delaying decarbonisation

Seven out of 10 (70 per cent) sustainability leaders believe that the time and cost spent on reporting admin has driven decarbonisation delay as resource constraints are hampering action on sustainability goals. This is according to the findings of new ...

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NHS Open Space extends to landlords and wider NHS

NHS Property Services this month relaunches its space management system NHS Open Space – which will help benefit customers, landlords and patients across the entire health system. First launched in 2016, NHS Open Space was developed by the NHS for ...

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Agreement on common definition of “statutory” to drive up FM standards in contracts

Major professional bodies and firms comprising the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA), SFG20 (part of Building Engineering Services Association (BESA)), Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) have agreed a ...

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Built environment should be a priority in this election says UK Green Building Council and RICS

Representatives of the built environment have responded to the announcement by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak that a general election will take place on 4th July. The UK Green Building Council – which represents some of the UK’s biggest names in ...

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FM is a top performer when it comes to social value delivery

The facilities management industry delivers an average £3.5 million in Social Value per project, according to a new data driven insights report, launched by online measurement and reporting solution Social Value Portal (SVP). It has found that while Social Value has ...

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