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UAE Students Driving Demand for London Homes

Estate agency Chestertons Global reports that a record number of applicants to UK universities from the UAE is increasing demand for new homes in Central London. Data from the UCAS university admission service confirms a record number of students from the UAE have applied to UK universities in 2022. The UK is highly regarded as…

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Lowering Energy Costs for Tenants with Solar

Greater Manchester property business George Moss & Sons Ltd which celebrated its centenary in 2020 has pledged support for commercial tenants struggling with energy bills by investing £500k in new solar panel installations. The family business owns and manages 620,000 sq.ft. of prime industrial property on the Moss Industrial Estate on St. Helen’s Road in…

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New FM Partner to Support ATS Euromaster Sustainability Goals

ATS Euromaster has appointed Cloudfm to help drive efficiency and reduce carbon emissions across 259 sites in the United Kingdom. Cloudfm will undertake planned and reactive maintenance alongside capital project-related works. It will also manage planned, and reactive maintenance of equipment assets all managed through the Freedom platform, which connects each job to the most…

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F3GROUP Announces New CEO

UK real estate developer F3GROUP has appointed Jon Dixon as its new CEO, with current CEO Gavin Gleave taking up a new role within the company as Executive Chairman. A qualified chartered surveyor, Dixon brings with him a wealth of experience in the real estate investment and development industry across Europe and the Middle East.…

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Driving Innovation in East Birmingham with Digital Twin Modelling

A ‘digital twin’ which can model and test pathways to clean energy and net zero emissions in East Birmingham is being planned in a partnership between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City Council and Siemens. A feasibility study has been commissioned which demonstrates how a virtual representation of the energy and transport infrastructure within East…

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Launch of Cavity Wall Insulation with Low Lamda Rating

ROCKWOOL is claiming the UK’s lowest thermal conductivity rating for its new stone wool acoustic and fire insulation product for cavity walls, NyRock® Cavity Slab 032. Providing specifiers with a low lambda, non-combustible stone wool slab for full and partial fill masonry cavities that enables a thinner wall construction, the solution utilises the company’s patented…

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Evolution Director Elevated to Fellowship of The Security Institute

Brendan McGarrity, Director of Evolution Risk & Design, has been elevated as a Fellow of The Security Institute (FSyl), the UK’s largest membership organisation for security professionals. His appointment, confirmed by industry peers on the Security Institute Validation Board, reflects the importance that Evolution places on continuous professional development at all levels of its business,…

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Totaljobs Awards Hard FM Contract

Totaljobs has selected Pareto FM to deliver hard services across its offices in London and Belfast, and project support at locations in Birmingham, Havant, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and Glasgow. Under the contract, Pareto FM will assume responsibility for all mechanical and electrical (M&E), and building fabric-related planned and reactive maintenance. UK job board Totaljobs…

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BSA at CABE 2022

The Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA) will be at the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) Annual Conference and Exhibition from 13-14th October at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales. Attracting expert panels interacting with a wide range of construction professionals, this year’s event will focus on the theme of Embedding Sustainability and how building…

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Aramark Employees Volunteer for Annual Day of Service

Thousands of Aramark team members around the world have participated in Aramark Building Community (ABC) Day, the hospitality, facilities, and uniform services company’s annual day of service which took place on 22nd September. Volunteers from 14 countries, including the U.S., U.S Virgin Islands, Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, United Kingdom, Germany, Ireland, Mexico,…

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UK Real Estate Sector Reacts to BoE Interest Rates Rise

FM Magazine sounded out Paresh Raja, CEO of Market Financial Solutions (MFS) and Shojun CEO, Jatin Ondhia, on the 50 basis point hike in interest rates announced today by the Bank of England.  Paresh Raja, CEO, MFS, says: “The property market is being pulled strongly in two different directions. Today’s interest rate hike is significant, impacting…

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BCC Hits Out at UK Opposition Parties

Angry and disappointed cleaning and hygiene industry leaders have hit out after opposition parties so far avoided meeting with them to discuss key and pressing sector issues. Leading Trade association, The British Cleaning Council (BCC) wrote t,o the Labour, Scottish Nationalist, Lib Dem and Green parties in August but none of them have so far…

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Wells Fargo Strengthens Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust’s Property Programme with Flexible Debt Finance

abrdn plc’s Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust (AIPUT) has secured £350m of new debt financing from Wells Fargo to deliver a transformational investment programme for its prime industrial real estate portfolio in the United Kingdom. The new Facility which consists of a split-term loan and revolving credit facility structure with an initial committed term of…

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CREFC Announces Chair Elect and Changes to Leadership Board

CREFC Europe, a trade association for real estate lenders and the European real estate finance market,  has announced its new Chair Elect at its Annual General Meeting. Nassar Hussain of Brookland, already a member of the CREFC Europe Board, has stepped into the Chair Elect role.  Chris Bennett of DekaBank takes over as Chair from…

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EMCOR Progresses to Level 2 of UK Government Disability Scheme

EMCOR UK’s disability inclusion policies now satisfy requirements stipulated for ‘Disability Confident’ employers, the second level of the UK government’s Disability Confident scheme. The scheme was introduced by the government to help employers recruit and retain great people, and to: challenge attitudes and increase understanding of disability draw from the widest possible pool of talent secure…

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DRC Savills IM Announces Senior Asia Pacific Appointment

European investment fund manager and real estate debt business DRC Savills Investment Management has appointed Steve Willingham as Head of Asia. Based in Hong Kong, Willingham will report to Dale Lattanzio, managing partner of DRC Savills IM when he officially joins the firm in November. The appointment underlines the investmentr management firm’s commitment to strengthening…

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Enabling an Ultra-efficient and Sustainable Smart University Campus

Schneider Electric is supporting the development of the University of Birmingham’s Smart Campus with a suite of digital tools and services which will be delivered with the implementation of a range of smart IoT technologies. As the original ‘red brick university’, part of the prestigious Russell Group and among the world’s top 100 universities, the…

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Postponement of APPG Inquiry into UK Cleaning and Hygiene Industry

The remaining two sessions of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for the Cleaning and Hygiene Industry inquiry into the role of cleaning and hygiene during the Covid-19 pandemic have been postponed following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The APPG inquiry, which is entitled “Embedding Effective Hygiene for a Resilient UK“, held its…

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Optimising WFH Security

The growth of working from home (WFH) following the COVID-19 pandemic poses potential security concerns around unwanted access to confidential company data. This is easily resolved with Code Handle, the door lock from ASSA ABLOY Door Hardware Group that keeps private rooms private via the use of a PIN code. 85 per cent of employees…

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Pareto FM Selected for Business of the Year Award

Pareto FM has been named Business of the Year at the 2022 Signature Awards which are dedicated to championing the ‘Best in British Business’. The awards ceremony at the Hilton Park Lane in London which was sponsored by Investec and Cobra Beer attracted over 500 guests including representatives from the legal, financial and social enterprise…

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Johnson Controls Offers Open-protocol Fire Detection Technology

Johnson Controls is offering an alternative approach to fire detection with its FireClass range of open-protocol fire detection products which challenges a widely held perception that only managed and closed-protocol systems are available from the marketplace. FireClass consists of a comprehensive range of industry-approved products for use in commercial, residential, corporate, retail, leisure, care home,…

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Harnessing AI to Meet the EU’s Gas Reduction Target for Member States

Adopting artificial intelligence can help EU member states reach the voluntary 15 per cent gas reduction target set by the EU Council in July 2022 according to Arloid Automation, which advocades coupling AI with building management systems to control and save on energy and coolant use. According to the Council of the EU’s press release…

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Super-prime Chelsea Contractor Goes Into Administration

Alex Cadwallader and Neil Bennett of Leonard Curtis have been appointed as Joint Administrators of renowned prime contractor, Cheevers Poole Limited, which entered into administration on 8th September. The Chelsea-based business – established in 2013 –  has operated in the super-prime property sector, offering a wide range of bespoke solutions for global clients on more…

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Compass Pays Tribute to Her Majesty the Queen

Compass Group (UK & Ireland) has paid tribute following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. In a statement, Robin Mills, managing director, writes: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and send our sympathies and condolences to the Royal Family. “The Queen was a shining example of public…

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Siemens Energy Selects EMCOR to Deliver Multi-country FM Contract

EMCOR Facilities Services, Inc. (EFS), a division of EMCOR Building Services, and EMCOR Group (UK) plc (EMCOR UK) have been awarded a five-year contract with Siemens Energy.The contract spans 49 sites across the United States and Canada in North America and 30 sites across 10 countries in Europe, including 15 sites in the UK. In…

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Prioritising Mental Health in Advance of World Suicide Prevention Day 2022

UK commercial and industrial fit-outs and refurbishment specialist Pexhurst has been holding Mental Health Tool Box Talks across all of its live sites using professional occupational health and safety consultants, Safety Services UK. The consultants discussed mental health issues with site workers, outlined the support available to them and suggested ways in which they could…

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How G4S is Securing the UK’s Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station

Noah Price, head of the G4S Academy, provides an overview of the security threats faced by critical national infrastructure, what makes good security and the work G4S is doing to secure Hinkley Point C. Critical national infrastructure (CNI) is, by its very nature, fundamental to the running of any country. Without the contribution from sectors…

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Start Living Chooses MRI Residential Property Management Solution

Start Living, a single-family build-to-rent joint venture between TPG Real Estate Partners and Gatehouse Bank PLC, is implementing the MRI Living suite of solutions to drive operational efficiencies for their property management portfolio. Start Living offers two-, three- and four-bedroom homes in areas that provide family-focused amenities such as schools and leisure facilities, typically as…

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Active London 2022

London’s largest annual sport and physical activity conference will return on 21 September with a focus on places and spaces. Where: 30 Euston Square, Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2FP When: Wednesday 21 September 2022, National Fitness Day Timings: Conference from 09:00-16:45 | Networking after event from 17:00-19:00 Cost: Day tickets are available for £45.00. Active…

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Free Period Product Partnership Takes off at Heathrow Airport

Staff at Heathrow Airport will now have access to free period products thanks to a new multi-way partnership involving an award-winning social enterprise. More than 100 Hey Girls free vend dispensers will be placed in the airport’s staff female and accessible toilets from August, providing employees with free and environmentally-friendly tampons and pads. The partnership,…

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ABM Supporting Conference on Suicide in the Security Industry

Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day (10th September), ABM will be joining other founding member of the Security Consortium for Suicide Prevention (SCSP) at a conference in London to consider strategies for preventing unnecessary loss of life within the security industry. Launched earlier this year with ABM’s support, the SCSP is a network of security…

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