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A contract hat trick for Europa

Europa's Technical Services business is celebrating after successfully securing three major new contracts and being named as the preferred maintenance supplier to high-profile residential properties in London.

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Savills’ global property / FM business boosts weaker sectors

Savills plc, the international real estate advisor, has seen its global property and facilities management sector boosting revenues and off-setting weaker sector losses above anticipated levels as it announced its results for the six months ended 30 June 2012.

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Hospital flagged for poor hygiene and cleaning standards

Following an unannounced inspection visit to Raigmore Hospital on 26-27 June, The Healthcare Environment Inspectorate (HEI), Scotland uncovered worryingly, "poor" cleaning standards and "varied" infection control practices in need of "urgent" attention.

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Serco commences leisure contract in Shropshire

Under a contract with Shropshire Community Leisure Trust, Serco is providing management services to five leisure centres across the county namely: Market Drayton Swimming Centre, Oswestry Leisure Centre, Shrewsbury Sports Village and Indoor Bowls Hall, Whitchurch Swimming Centre and the Quarry Fitness and Swimming Centre in Shrewsbury, as part of a new approach to service delivery. The contract, which commenced on 1st August 2012, is initially for a period of 10 years, with an option to extend for a further five.

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DIO accommodation that DREAMs of BREEAM

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has delivered the final cabin in a major project to improve accommodation for Royal Navy personnel in Cornwall.

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CSSA defends cleaning industry’s record on the London living wage

As reported in FMJ's sister publication Cleaning Hygiene Today yesterday, the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) has contributed an article to the comment section of the Guardian newspaper that calls on all stakeholders in the cleaning industry to work together to achieve a living wage for cleaners.

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Millions still available for social landlords to make housing more energy efficient

Funding to get low carbon heating into the homes of hundreds of social housing tenants across the nation is still up for grabs for local authorities, housing associations and other registered providers of social housing.

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ISS celebrates 16 Green Flag Awards

ISS Facility Services Landscaping has successfully ǃ

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Portico adds top law firm to Portfolio

Portico, the UK's leading corporate reception service provider, has secured a significant new contract to provide front of house services to top 100 law firm, Wedlake Bell LLP.

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Window innovation promises minimally invasive building renovation

Renovation projects to improve the energy performance of residential buildings often involves a lot of messy construction work, however, researchers have come up with a prefabricated, multifunctional window modules concept that reduces on-site installation times.

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