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Blackpool Victoria Hospital appoints contractor for major site upgrade

Construction and support services provider, Willmott Dixon, has won the £10.7m design and build contract to create a new three-storey main entrance and multi-storey car park at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. The scheme, which will provide improved access to the hospital ...

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New York governor orders significant energy efficiencies for its public buildings

New York Governor, Andrew M. Cuomo has issued an Executive Order directing state agencies to increase energy efficiency in state buildings by 20 percent in seven years – thereby saving millions of dollars for taxpayers, creating thousands of jobs while ...

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Two thousand more street trees to take root across London this spring

2,000 new street trees are to be planted across 19 London boroughs this spring. The successful boroughs have been offered funding in the first round of a planting scheme to help deliver the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson’s promise to ...

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ISG unveils InterContinental London Westminster after just 39 weeks

ISG has successfully completed a turnkey programme to deliver a new luxury hotel – the InterContinental London Westminster, in just 39-weeks on behalf of developer Supreme Hotels. The £37 million project saw ISG work under an open book management contract ...

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Glasgow rolls out bodycams to protect its litter enforcers

Bodycams are being drafted in to boost Glasgow’s blitz on litter and dog fouling. Video camera badges are being issued to all community enforcement officers (CEOs) who issue fines to litter louts and irresponsible dog owners as part of the ...

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Viessmann to show systems engineering leadership at Ecobuild

Viessmann, the international manufacturer of heating systems, will demonstrate the benefits of its system engineering approach at Ecobuild (March 5-7, 2013; ExCel; London – stand N2620). In addition to nine traditional and renewable heating products are a series of sector-specific ...

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WSH serves up new procurement and supply chain director

WSH, the parent company for leading catering and hospitality businesses BaxterStorey, Holroyd Howe, Caterlink, benugo and Portico, has appointed Andy Milner as procurement and supply chain director. Reporting to chief financial officer, Marc Bradley, Milner will be responsible for WSH’s ...

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Local authorities clean up with air pollution grant support

Defra has awarded £2 million worth of air quality grants to 36 local authorities across England. The grants, which have been awarded to those authorities who have demonstrated innovative plans to tackle air pollution in their towns and cities, will ...

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Balfour Beatty maps out £150m Wiltshire contract

Balfour Beatty, the global infrastructure group has been awarded a five-year highway maintenance contract worth £150 million by Wiltshire Council. The contract, which is due to start on 1st June 2013 covers highway maintenance, grass cutting, grounds maintenance, litter collection ...

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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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