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Better Buildings Partnership invests in new Chairman

The Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) is to appoint Louise Ellison, manager, Responsible Property Investment at PRUPIM, as its new Chairman. The BBP was established in 2007 and is a collaboration of sixteen of the largest commercial property owners in the ...

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London Paddington pumps up for cycle rack success!

Network Rail required a new cycle parking solution to replace the unsightly and unergonomic temporary park that had been installed on platform 9 at London Paddington Station. It was originally intended that Network Rail’s standard, two-tier rack design would replace ...

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CEO to step down from housing and FM service provider, Spectrum

The Chief Executive of Spectrum Housing Group, Wayne Morris is to step down from his role later on this year, following his decision to retire. The south coast based housing association is one the leading providers and developers of affordable ...

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A good start to 2013 as Carillion scores c.£650m new orders

Construction and support services company, Carillion has announced ‘a good start’ to 2013, winning new orders and probable orders in the first seven weeks of the year that are expected to be worth some £650 million. In the Middle East it ...

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Mears renews major repairs contract with housing firm RHP

Social housing repairs and maintenance provider, Mears Group has been awarded a new five-year, repairs contract for 8,700 RHP homes following a detailed procurement process. Building on an established, 11 year relationship, Mears will continue to provide routine and gas repairs, ...

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Camm and Hooper launch Bermondsey Street eatery

Camm and Hooper is to open the first in a series of planned venues in London. Opening in close vicinity to The Shard in late May 2013, Camm and Hooper’s inaugural venture will be named Tanner & Co and offer ...

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What Brit workers can’t do without at their workstations

It’s all fun and games on British worker’s desks as research reveals some unusual items take pride of place at workstations across the country. According to research by flexible workspace provider Regus, must-have desk items for the nation’s workers include lucky toy animals, ...

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Emcor awarded five-year FM contract extension with UCB

Emcor Group (UK) has been awarded a five-year contract extension for facilities management at UCB, a global biopharmaceutical company. Continuing its relationship with UCB, which began in 2008, the contract will now be extended through to 2017 for the delivery ...

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Three construction/FM firms in top ten of carbon league table

Firms that offer a mix of construction and facilities management services scored high on this years CRC Performance League Table, with three such firms in the top ten – potentially suggesting that facilities knowledge and expertise can add to a firm’s ...

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ISG secures three school projects via Lewisham framework

ISG has been awarded three primary school extension projects, with a combined value of around £5.4 million, in the London Borough of Redbridge. The schemes have all been procured through the highly regarded Lewisham Modular Education Framework. The Lewisham Framework ...

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