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Completion of MEP Works at Sacred Heart Primary School in Ayrshire

SPIE UK has completed a contract with Morrison Construction to deliver full mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) works at the Sacred Heart Primary School in Girvan, South Ayrshire, Scotland. As part of the contract for hub South West on behalf of South Ayrshire Council., SPIE UK were responsible for installing state of the art renewable…

Education

42nd GAI Education Awards

Allegion brand Briton will be co-sponsoring this year’s Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) Education Awards at iconic London sporting venue The Oval on Thursday 17th November 2022. The 42nd GAI Education Awards will celebrate the outstanding educational achievements of architectural ironmongery professionals and will award a new class of GAI Diploma holders before showcasing the…

Contracts

University of Reading Hard Services Contract

The University of Reading has appointed Pareto FM to provide hard services at the Gateway Building on its Thames Valley Science Park campus. The contract will see the facility services provider deliver all associated mechanical, electrical and fabric related planned and reactive maintenance to the innovative building. Reading, which ranks consistently as one of the…

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University of Arizona Revitalizes Campus with Addition of Student Success District

An interconnected ‘Student Success District’ designed by The Miller Hull Partnership in association with Poster Mirto McDonald has recently been completed at the University of Arizona’s Tucson Campus. The complex project redefines the Main Library and the Bear Down Gymnasium, reorients the entry to the Albert B. Weaver Science-Engineering Library, and merges them with a…

Education

ABM Expands Junior Engineering Engagement Programme

ABM UK has opened its doors to a fifth cohort of participants on its Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P.), and added another school to its roster.  The 2022 programme kicked off at Bobby Moore Academy in London with the immersive course then touring schools in Bradford, Manchester and London between September and December. While previous years have focused primarily on the engineering side of…

Education

Supporting University Estate Directors with Decarbonisation

SSE Energy Solutions has partnered with The Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) in the United Kingdom to inform Universities on the best practices to go green and decarbonise. Energy professionals from SSE have provided certified Continuing Professional Development training across university campuses, on the topic of decarbonisation. The sessions, led by subject matter…

Case Studies

Case Study: Securing University Research Facilities

ASSA ABLOY’s ARX access control solution is helping secure new SafePod research facilities in universities across the United Kingdom. The SafePod Network is a world first service to provide standardised safe settings across the UK for data that requires secure access for research. The network was launched in September 2021. SafePods include the ARX access…

Education

First-of-its-Kind Heat Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship

Pinnacle Group subsidiary Pinnacle Power is claiming a UK first following the development of a new Heat Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship programme. The new 36-month apprenticeship aims to support the UK’s journey to net zero, building on the sustainable energy expertise that Pinnacle provides its private and public sector commercial and residential property clients. Initial approval…

Education

Aramark Returns to U.S. Campuses with Renewed Focus

Aramark’s higher education division—now Aramark Collegiate Hospitality—is doubling down on sustainability and global flavors, inspiring excitement about its culinary offerings and expertise, and unveiling a new name and look that reflects what it does best. “These past few years have been nothing short of incredible, with both amazing successes and significant challenges,” says Jack Donovan,…

Education

Evolution to Review Security Systems at Goldsmiths, University of London Under New Maintenance Contract

Evolution has been appointed to deliver security maintenance by Goldsmiths’ College under a contract that will see the fire and security systems business undertake a comprehensive review of all security systems at the member institution of the University of London. Goldsmiths teaches a range of subjects across the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and is…

Education

Johnson Controls Named as Microsoft Global Sustainability Changemaker and US IoT Partner of the Year

Johnson Controls has been named Global Sustainability Changemaker and as U.S. IoT Partner of the Year at the 2022 Microsoft Awards. The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based applications, services and devices during the past year. Awards were classified in various categories, with honourees chosen…

Education

USGBC Reports on IAQ in Schools

A new report from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and ASHRAE details how school districts in the United States have continued to manage air quality within their schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Managing Air Quality in the Pandemic: How K-12 Schools Addressed Air Quality in the Second Year of COVID-19” builds…

Education

£4 Billion Legal & General-Oxford University Partnership to Deliver Postgrad Accommodation

Legal & General and the University of Oxford have agreed the development of Court Place Gardens, an estate containing new postgraduate homes specifically designed for families, under a £4 billion partnership. The development of Court Place Gardens in Iffley, Oxfordshire is the first residential site to be delivered through the Partnership and will deliver 84…

Education

Aramark Recognises Black Leadership and Excellence

Aramark has announced the recipients of its 2022 Leaders & Employees of African Descent (LEAD) Awards which recognize the commitment, and contributions, of exceptional Black and African American employees. The 2022 LEAD Awards recipients were honored at the second annual LEAD Summit, “LEADing the Way—Black Excellence Personified Through Established and Emerging Leaders,” which occurred last…

Construction

Protecting an Award-winning School from the Weather

A high-performance hybrid roofing membrane from global building product manufacturer Sika is providing a watertight finish for a new school that was constructed using innovative offsite building techniques.   The King Edward VI Northfield School for Girls in Birmingham – the UK’s second largest city – which was designed by architect Atkins Global on behalf…

Construction

SPIE Awarded School M&E Contract

McLaughlin and Harvey have selected SPIE UK as the Mechanical & Electrical (M&E) contractor for the Boclair Academy, a new state-of-the-art learning environment for 1,050 pupils under construction in Bearsden, East Dunbartonshire, Scotland. The project encompasses a range of mechanical and electrical work throughout a new two-storey building which is set for completion by summer…

Cleaning

British Cleaning Council Consultation on Sector-wide Apprenticeship Levy Scheme

The British Cleaning Council (BCC) is urging employers, training operatives and providers and assessment organisations operating in the cleaning and hygiene sector to have their say on proposals for an Apprenticeship Levy accredited industry-wide training programme and apprenticeship. Consultation on proposals for the Cleaning Hygiene Operative apprenticeship opens today, Wednesday 26 January, and runs to…

Education

UBS Arena to Offer “New York” Flavors

04.11.2021, 18:07 UBS Arena to Offer “New York” Flavors UBS Arena, the metropolitan New York area’s most anticipated live entertainment venue and future home of the New York Islanders Hockey Club, will feature distinctive menu choices when it opens later this month.   Global hospitality company Delaware North has partnered with an array of New…

Blog

Prioritising Fire Safety in Schools

01.11.2021, 12:59 Prioritising Fire Safety in Schools Karen Trigg explains why ongoing assessments and maintenance periods in schools are essential requirements of the UK’s fire safety regulations. The UK Fire Service is called out to extinguish fires in approximately 1,500 UK schools per year. Each year, these incidents – regardless of magnitude – disrupt the…

Appointments

Occupier Specialists Join Cushman & Wakefield San Diego

29.10.2021, 01:33 Occupier Specialists Join Cushman & Wakefield San Diego Tenant advisory and occupier services veterans Andrew Ewald and Sean Fitzmaurice have joined Cushman & Wakefield’s San Diego office from CBRE. Ewald, who joins as executive director and Fitzmaurice who joins as managing director, will focus on advising occupiers in the life sciences, medical device and…

Education

Improving the Leasing Experience

28.10.2021, 11:06 Improving the Leasing Experience the University of Oxford has expanded its use of MRI Software solutions, further streamlining tenant leasing operations and improving the experience for staff and customers.   As the oldest university in the English-speaking world, the University of Oxford owns and manages a diverse property portfolio, including commercial, residential and…

Education

Cushman & Wakefield Poaches Senior Savills Tenant Reps

05.10.2021, 17:45 Cushman & Wakefield Poaches Senior Savills Tenant Reps Cushman & Wakefield has added veteran occupier services specialists Matt Hart as Vice Chairman and Alex Phillips as Executive Managing Director of its San Francisco office. Hart and Phillips were previously with Savills, where Hart was consistently recognized as a ‘Top Producer’ in the Bay…

Education

Going Back to School with J.E.E.P.

28.09.2021, 16:57 Going Back to School with J.E.E.P. ABM has relaunched its Junior Engineering Engagement Programme in the United Kingdom following school reopenings.   The programme, which was suspended by national Covid-19 lockdowns, aims to tackle misperceptions of the facilities management (FM) industry amongst young people and their parents and create a pipeline of future…

Contracts

London Metropolitan University Catering Contract

23.09.2021, 17:29 London Metropolitan University Catering Contract London Metropolitan University has awarded a new catering and hospitality contract to Gather & Gather. The two-year contract which commenced on 1st August 2021 is worth £1.5 million and will see Gather & Gather introduce fresh and innovative menus at multiple outlets within the university’s campuses on Holloway…

Construction

Work to Commence on Maybole Community Education Campus

22.09.2021, 13:42 Work to Commence on Maybole Community Education Campus hub South West – a public-private partnership between local authorities, the NHS, blue light services and multiple contractors, has concluded financial terms with Morgan Sindall for the construction of a £55 million Community Education Campus in Maybole, South Ayrshire, Scotland.   Scheduled to open in…

Education

British Food Fortnight 2021

20.09.2021, 11:35 British Food Fortnight 2021 The annual celebration of Britain’s diverse culinary talent is underway with multiple communities and organisations participating in festivities until 3rd October. Organiser, Love British Food, is being supported by commercial and in-house caterering providers, trade associations and community organisations with a range of activities, including: Foodie lessons and special…

Automation & AI

University of Leicester Data Centre FM Contract

14.09.2021, 13:00 University of Leicester Data Centre FM Contract The University of Leicester has appointed Keysource on a three-year extendable contract to provide critical facilities management services for its data centre. Under the terms of the contract which was awarded through the North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) Framework for the provision of Data Centre…

Education

The Impact of Brexit on Future Workspaces

08.09.2021, 00:20 The Impact of Brexit on Future Workspaces A collaboration between UK trade body, Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) and the Supply Chain Sustainability School, is working to deliver Net Zero carbon emissions within the finishes and interiors sector. Following the establishment of a virtual training portal that is being hosted on the Supply…

Education

Social Media Trends Influencing School Dinners

02.09.2021, 14:04 Social Media Trends Influencing School Dinners Sodexo’s education catering brand Alliance in Partnership (AiP) is drawing inspiration for its latest school menu offerings in the UK from TikTok and Instagram. The food services brand which was acquired in 2018 serves more than 75,000 freshly cooked, nutritious and locally sourced meals a day at…

Canada

Giving Back to Communities

24.08.2021, 17:17 Giving Back to Communities Terminix employees and customers in hundreds of communities across the United States and Canada are participating in week-long volunteering activities during Terminix Cares Week 2021. For an eighth consecutive year, the company is supporting national and local community partners and organizations involved with causes as diverse as healthcare and…

Education

Cushman & Wakefield Strengthens California Investment Sales

19.08.2021, 08:31 Cushman & Wakefield Strengthens California Investment Sales Veteran commercial land and investment sales professional John Kaufman has joined Cushman & Wakefield as a senior director of its Sacramento office. During the last two decades, Kaufman has brokered numerous transactions throughout California and Nevada. He has worked with many high-profile clients and dozens of…

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