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Grade II listed East End building turns up the heat with FuranFlex duct liners

Steve Sadler from SPS Plumbing & Heating contacted Chimney Care Ltd for an assessment and potential remedial works for 20 U Ducts serving 140 gas boilers at a Grade II listed building in the East End of London. Chimney Care ...

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Wandle appoints Mears in £4m deal to deliver estates and cleaning services

Wandle Housing Association has appointed Mears Group to deliver estate services and cleaning across its portfolio of 6,000 homes across South London. The two-year contract comprises grounds maintenance as well as internal and external cleaning of communal areas in blocks and ...

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MITIE and Bryer B-Line to deliver £150m repairs services via JV with A2Dominion

Housing provider, A2Dominion has formed two innovative joint venture companies (JVs) to provide responsive repairs and void works valued at more than £150m over the next 10 years to the Group’s 34,000 properties across London and the South East. In ...

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London office space at risk from Government office-to-homes plan

Government plans to allow developers a free hand to convert offices into housing without planning permission could see central London lose a quarter of its office space and make it impossible for many small firms to remain in the capital, ...

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Mayor announces plans for 15 acre ‘floating village’ in the Capital

The Mayor, Boris Johnson, has unveiled ambitious plans to create the UK’s largest ‘floating village’ as part of his on-going drive to transform London’s Royal Docks bringing, jobs, commercial space and homes back to the capital’s waterways. Launching an international ...

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Will turning offices into homes harm London’s economy?

Will giving developers a free hand to turn offices large and small into new homes without planning permission be good news for London, or is it an unjustifiable threat to jobs and growth? What safeguards will be put in place ...

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Lovell wins £14m South London housing repairs contract

Repairs and maintenance specialist Lovell has been appointed by Wandle Housing Association to provide repairs services for its stock of around 6,000 homes across South London. Lovell was selected from seven suppliers competing for the new two-year contract. The deal, ...

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OCS secures facilities contract for Clapham One

OCS has won a facilities contract with Clapham One, the landmark new-build development on London’s Clapham High Street. The development, designed by Studio Egret West and delivered by specialist public private partnership developers Cathedral Group together with United House, replaces ...

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Boris calls for planning exemptions to protect London’s key business districts

The Mayor Boris Johnson is bidding to preserve London’s key business districts and exempt them from proposals to allow offices to be turned into homes without planning permission. In January the government unveiled plans to introduce “permitted development rights” to ...

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New report details how the capital’s social housing stock can be climate-proofed

The London Climate Change Partnership launched a new report this week – ‘Your Social Housing in a Changing Climate’ – an evaluation of specialist social housing contractor United House’s groundbreaking eco-retrofit of two tower blocks in Barking. The report was ...

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