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Fire Crews Called Out to Bakery Fire on Same Street as Earlier West London Incident

Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, comments on the response of fire crews in West London to a devastating industrial fire last month on the very same road that destroyed a similar business on the same road in Park Royal in London two years earlier. The major blaze at the Al Bahij bakery…

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Intelligent Fire Detection Replaces Waking Watch Scheme in North London High-rise Blocks

Ekho, the newest hybrid wireless fire detection solution from Hochiki, has been installed in six blocks of apartment buildings operated by a North London borough. EN54-25 approved and RED compliant, the solution uses the latest in radio networking technology and provides a robust ‘always on’ network of devices which automatically adapt to changing environmental conditions.…

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Helping Illuminate London’s Latest Green Space

Transforming into one of London’s finest public parks, Exchange Square at Broadgate recently underwent significant remodelling to create a haven for office employees and visitors alike. Positioned over the tracks of Liverpool Street Station, Exchange Square’s meandering paths sought inspiration from the landscapes of East Anglia, quadrupling the amount of green space at the central…

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Mother Clucker Opens in London

Lovers of delicious deep fried chicken (or vegan chicken) can now head over to Upper Street in Angel, Islingon for a full menu of tea brined, buttermilk soaked and double dunked crispy chicken burgers, strips, wings, wraps and Mother Clucker’s famed, WOWffles: Chicken & Waffles. Top your meal off with an assortment of cajun, filthy,…

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British Land Re-awards Paddington Central Hard Services Contract

British Land has re-awarded the five-year mechanical and electrical (M&E) maintenance contract for its portfolio of properties at Paddington Central in London to Jaguar Building Services following a competitive re-tender. The new contract relates to the provision of services at 3 Sheldon Square, 2 Kingdom Street, 4 Kingdom Street and surrounding areas of the estate.…

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Meet CHAS at Safety & Health Expo 2022

Visitors to Safety & Health Expo 2022 are invited to visit Stand SH1254 where they can meet the CHAS team and find out more about how CHAS can help you work safer and more efficiently while safeguarding your reputation. Businesses can also visit the CHAS stand to learn about new risk management standards, such as…

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Wiltshire Development Secures New Tenants

RO Real Estate, a subsidiary of UK family-owned business, The RO has successfully pre-let two food retail units on its development at Solstice Park in Amesbury, Wiltshire.  Work on the units is underway with completion expected over the summer and customer visits expected to commence later this year. Tenants include leading food retailer Greggs, the…

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Fergus Keane to Join BNP Paribas Real Estate from Cushman & Wakefield

BNP Paribas Real Estate (BNPPRE) has announced the strategic appointed of Fergus Keane from Cushman & Wakefield as the new Head of its Central London Office Investment team. Keane, currently an international partner in Cushman & Wakefield’s London Markets team, has over two decades of experience in commercial property throughout the UK and Ireland. Working…

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Consultancy Relocates to Larger London Offices

Project and cost management consultancy Stature London has relocated to new offices in Wilton Road near Victoria Station. The 2,500 sq ft premises were previously a Pret A Manger training academy, with Stature London managing their fit-out prior to its move. The consultancy recently recruited five new members of staff and appointed Lee Marple as…

Perspectives

UK’s GMB Union Comments on Incident Involving a Supermarket Sushi Maker

WAITROSE AND SAINSBURY’S SUSHI MAKER LOSES TIPS OF FINGERS IN ACCIDENT THEN CLAIMS BOSSES SENT HIM TO A&E IN TAXI  “If they sent the fingertips with ice with me to the hospital I’d still have them intact today,” says GMB Union member   A sushi maker sliced off the tips of two fingers in and accident…

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Logistics Entrepreneur Attends Clarence House Reception

GV Group CEO Tevin Tobun was one of 40 attendees at a reception hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales in recognition of the annual “Powerlist” of the most influential black people in Britain. Tobun has been included on the list for four consecutive years because of the success of his logistics company, with philanthropic…

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ASM Global to Manage Olympia London

ASM Global has been selected to manage Olympia London as it undergoes a dramatic transformation as one of Europe’s most historic exhibition venues.     The announcement is a critical step in the redevelopment of Olympia London and will see ASM Global take management responsibility for the exhibitions and events business. The move expands ASM’s…

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Corps Security Awarded Canary Wharf Contract

Canary Wharf Group has appointed Corps Security to deliver security services across its retail portfolio. Under the three-plus-two-year contract, more than 80 officers will deliver corporate and retail security services.   Canary Wharf takes its name from the quay where fruit and veg from the Mediterranean and Canary islands was once unloaded. The disused Docklands…

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Bidvest Noonan Strengthens Executive Team

Bidvest Noonan has appointed Eddie Ingram to the newly created role of Chief Services Officer and named Sarah Cork as Managing Director of its National Security Solutions Business Unit. As Chief Services Officer, Eddie Ingram will be responsible for developing strategies to improve the performance of its operations and ensure the business provides the very…

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Aldermary House Cleaning Contract

Incentive QAS has been awarded a three-year cleaning contract at Aldermary House, the City of London headquarters of one of the UK’s leading independent property management agencies following a competitive tender. The contract, which has been added to the property agent’s main framework agreement, will see the facility services provider deliver morning cleaning and a…

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Legendary London Venue Rebrands as OVO Arena Wembley

OVO Arena Wembley is the new name for one of the U.K.’s most coveted live entertainment venues.     Synonymous with some of the world’s biggest artists and shows for over 60 years, the iconic concert and events venue which is managed by ASM Global, leading venue management and services company is expected to welcome…

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Homeless Charity Unveils Modular Home Development

Centrepoint, one of the UK’s largest charities dedicated to combating youth homelessness, has released images of a new, 33-modular-home development for young people in Peckham, South London.  Reuben House is part of the charity’s Independent Living Programme, which seeks to provide 300 young people a home and entry-level or apprenticeship roles that lead to full time…

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Brewers’ Hall Catering Contract

Venues by CH&CO has been selected as the catering partner for Brewers’ Hall, the home of the City of London Livery company representing brewers in the United Kingdom. The partnership is worth £2 million over a period of five years from January 2022 and continues a 20-year relationship with the venue which reopens in April…

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Why Collaboration is Key to Solving the UK’s Technical Skills Gap

ABM UK managing director, John McPherson, explains how collaboration can plug a widely reported technical skills gap in the UK. The events of the past 18 months have changed many things, but one which remains is the acute skills gap which the facilities management industry faces. There is no denying that the sector’s technical workforce…

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Golden Service Awards Finalists

The British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) has announced the finalists for the Kimberly-Clark Professional™ Golden Service Awards 2022. Dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the cleaning industry by their organisers, the awards recognise “excellence, performance and commitment” within cleaning and facilities management. An independent panel of judges from BICSc has shortlisted 59 finalists from 24 companies,…

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Atalian Servest Awarded Place on London Procurement Framework

30.11.2021, 11:03 Atalian Servest Awarded Place on London Procurement Framework Atalian Servest has been awarded a place on the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC) Estates and Facilities Management procurement framework until the end of October 2024. Members of the framework include high-profile universities and professional academies, as well as major heritage and public sector bodies.…

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Helping Reskill the Low Paid in London

17.11.2021, 11:24 Helping Reskill the Low Paid in London ABM has pledged £192,000 of unspent Apprenticeship Levy funding as part of a new initiative with the London Progression Collaboration (LPC) to support small and medium sized businesses and social enterprises with low paid workers.   LPC, an innovative project that supports Londoners with starting high…

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ABM Receives UK Aviation Accreditation

12.11.2021, 15:52 ABM Receives UK Aviation Accreditation ABM has been awarded in-flight supplier accreditation by the United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) as it strengthens its aviation offering following the opening a new, 2,000 SF international distribution centre (IDC) at Manchester Airport.   The IDC is the second of its kind for ABM, following the…

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Westfield Shopping Centre Contracts

05.11.2021, 13:35 Westfield Shopping Centre Contracts Mitie has won a new three-year contract with Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield (URW) to deliver security services at Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City, Europe’s two largest shopping centres. The contracts, which also cover site patrol and control room management, include bespoke training for all 230 Mitie Security Officers on site to…

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Milestone for UK’s Tallest Premier Inn Hotel

01.11.2021, 14:11 Milestone for UK’s Tallest Premier Inn Hotel Rockwell and Whitbread have marked the official topping out ceremony for the UK’s tallest Premier Inn hotel at Westferry in London.   Located adjacent to Westferry DLR station, the £151 million project comprising a 400-bedroom hotel and 68 new homes will now mark Westferry as a destination in…

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Residential Energy Metering Contract

21.10.2021, 17:17 Residential Energy Metering Contract Insite Energy has been selected to install and service pre-paid metering at the new South Quay Plaza luxury residential development in Canary Wharf. Part of the ongoing redevelopment of the London Docklands, the 628-property site represents a flagship project for developer, Berkeley Homes Southeast London (BHSEL). The development has…

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Safeguarding Tower Block Residents from Fire

30.09.2021, 13:31 Safeguarding Tower Block Residents from Fire Residents of a London tower block awaiting the replacement of cladding identified as unsuitable following the Grenfell Tower tragedy are being protected by a wireless detection and evacuation system following guidance issued by the National Fire Chiefs Council.   The landmark tower in Deptford, South-East London, had…

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Residential PPM Contract Award

  30.09.2021, 12:50 Residential PPM Contract Award Polyteck Group has secured a one-year contract to provide planned preventive maintenance (PPM) services at Lillie Square, a new landscaped residential development in West London in the latest of a series of contract wins. As part of the contract with Management and Capital & Counties Properties PLC, the facility…

Events

Launch of Portico Lifestyle

23.09.2021, 20:49 Launch of Portico Lifestyle Tailored guest services provider Portico Lifestyle has launched an online concierge platform.   The online platform provides access to a curated range of products and experiences to all customers and clients. Enabling services that are unavailable even from top hotel concierge services including at home dining experiences, the platform…

Events

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…

Events

Principal Tower BMS Installation

22.09.2021, 13:07 Principal Tower BMS Installation Schneider Electric has been selected to supply the building management system at Principal Tower, a 175 metre apartment block on Brookfield’s mixed-use Principal Place development in the London Borough of Hackney. Designed by Foster & Partners, the new residential building is pioneering hotel-style living in Britain’s capital, with its developer…

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