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Innovative performance

The key to meeting rising equipment costs is innovation to improve efficiency and maximise building performance, says Tom Harmswoth, Managing Director of WeMaintain Last year, the curator of an exhibition on rubbish at the Design Museum in London argued that ...

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Kier Places secures £75m deal with RHP Group

Kier Places has been awarded a 10-year contract, worth £75 million to deliver repairs, voids and planned works across RHP Group’s housing portfolio of c.10,000 affordable homes in the boroughs of Richmond, Hounslow, Kingston and Hillingdon. As part of RHP ...

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Construction slowdown predicted until 2027

New work output in the construction industry will not reach pre-pandemic levels until 2027, according to new analysis from the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS). As part of its quarterly data briefing, BCIS has revealed its short and long term ...

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MTS Health extends contract with Lloyds Pharmacy Clinical Homecare

Sodexo business, MTS Health, has secured a three-year contract extension with Lloyds Pharmacy Clinical Homecare. MTS Health, a leading provider of medical equipment asset management, has supplied, maintained, and serviced the medical equipment used by Lloyds Pharmacy Clinical Homecare since ...

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Wates expands southern property portfolio

Social housing repairs and maintenance provider, Wates Living Space, has grown its southern property portfolio with three projects on behalf of Brent Council, St Mungo’s and mhs homes. The projects, which are collectively valued at circa £33 million, include the ...

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Town & Country Housing and Fortem join forces to create repairs service JV 

Town & Country Housing and specialist property services company Fortem have created an innovative joint venture (JV) company to deliver a repairs service to 8,600 homes across Kent and Sussex. The JV company, called TCH Repairs Ltd., is responsible for ...

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Mears lands repairs and maintenance services deal in South Cambridgeshire

Mears, the support services group to the social housing and care sectors, has been appointed repairs and maintenance contractor for South Cambridgeshire District Council. The contract, which began on 3 October, will see Mears carry out all responsive repairs work ...

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Lost opportunities

Missed appointments not only lead to frustration on the part of customers and mobile operatives but also add extra costs for FMs as a recent poll Localz carried out with FMJ reveals An average missed appointment costs between £50 – ...

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Sodexo awarded £264m Ministry of Justice contract to manage HMP Lowdham Grange

Sodexo’s government business has been awarded a contract by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to manage HMP Lowdham Grange in Nottinghamshire following a competitive tender process. The new contract has an estimated value of £264 million over a ten-year term, ...

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DIO awards FM contracts valued at £117m to support US Forces in the UK

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has awarded £117 million worth of contracts to deliver repair and maintenance services to United States Visiting Forces sites in the UK. The contracts, which are for three years, with the potential to extend by ...

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