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London Homeless Organisation Joins Forces with PropTech Developer to Ease Housing Crisis

Not-for-profit company Capital Letters has made a major move in its work to tackle the homelessness crisis by partnering with unique property maintenance company EVO Digital Technologies (EVO) to digitalise its repairs, maintenance and compliance services through a unique tenant-driven platform. By automating a large part of the administration process related to the management of…

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…

News

CBRE Awards M&E Contract for The Bureau Building

CBRE has selected Jaguar Building Services for a three-year mechanical and electrical contract at 90 Fetter Lane in the City of London, which is also known as The Bureau Building. The 1980s the office building has recently been extensively redeveloped to provide 74,000 sq. ft of lettable space, with a stylish modern reception, five-star office…

Cleaning

ABM Secures LondonEnergy Cleaning and Security Brief

ABM has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide cleaning and security services at six sites operated by waste and resource management services provider LondonEnergy following a competitive pitch process. A team led by divisional director, Lee Fitzgerald, will deliver integrated cleaning and security services across several sites within the LondonEnergy estate. ABM will enhance the…

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Lexington Expands Cloud-based Food Delivery in London

LexUnboxed, a cloud-based delivery service from Lexington Catering, is being extended to a six-mile radius of the company’s dedicated kitchen facilities at Cheapside in the City of London. Chefs have created a menu that appeals to all dietary requirements and is prepared using seasonally available, locally-sourced ingredients. Meals are transported in plant-based and fully compostable…

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Lord Mayor of the City of London to Present Training Awards

Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) and the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers have announced the 694th Lord Mayor of the City of London, Nicholas Lyons, will attend a presentation event for their annual training awards on 22nd November. The presence of the Lord Mayor of the City of London continue a tradition established by previous holders…

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Sculptor Transforms Westminster’s Waste into Beautiful Installation

Renowed 3D artist and sculptor Faith Bebbington supported by Veolia has unveiled ‘Tree Goddess’, the latest installation to be exhibited as part of the cultural art initiative from Art of London, ‘Brighter Future’, which features interpretations by up-and-coming artists of the theme, ‘building a better, brighter future in the city’. The installation at The Londoner…

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Sea Cadets to Take London by Storm on Trafalgar Day 2022

Thousands are expected to watch The Sea Cadets’ annual Trafalgar Day Parade from Horse Guards Parade and The Mall towards Buckingham Palace on Sunday 16th October. Some 400 cadets from across the UK, ranging in age from 10 to 17, will be in the capital to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar and display their skills,…

Construction

UKAA Announces Headline Theme for Build to Rent Conference

The UK Apartment Association (UKAA) has announced its annual Build to Rent Conference and Industry Awards ceremony will be held under the theme, ‘The Pursuit of Excellence’, on 15th November when major players from the BTR sector will gather in London for its annual event which includes an awards ceremony. By focusing on excellence, the…

Europe

Comment on London’s Net Zero Targets

Adam Savitz, Sustainability Director EMEALA at Johnson Controls, comments on a recent announcement by the Mayor of London that the capital will need £75bn of private sector investment to meet net zero goal. Sadiq Khan said London needed to go “much further, much faster” to meet its net-zero goal. But as businesses across the UK…

Appointments

Cloudfm Makes Senior ESG Appointment

Cloudfm has appointed Katrina Christopoulos as head of ESG.Christopoulos will drive environmental and social policies within the company, working with customers and suppliers to accelerate change. Her previous roles include leading sustainability at Bloomberg in their London Headquarters, dubbed one of the most sustainable offices in the world, and having global responsibility as ISS’s head…

News

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…

Appointments

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.…

Contracts

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…

Appointments

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…

Construction

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…

Finance

Boutique Lender Agrees Loan for Iconic Central London PBSA Acquisition in 11 Days

Alternative property lender Cohort Capital has funded a £70 million facility for the acquisition of Lillian Penson Hall, a 100,000 sq ft purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) development in the heart of London. The buyer is LPH Paddington Ltd, a company majority owned by Union Property Developments Ltd. The 313-unit, eight storey building on the historic…

News

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…

Energy Management

City of London Property Becomes First in the Capital to Receive NABERS UK Energy Rating

Jaguar Building Services has announced the first successful assessment of a property in London under the NABERS UK Energy for Offices Scheme for one of its client properties. The assessment was undertaken by Adam Nguyen, an energy manager with Jaguar who is one of two NABERS UK Licensed assessors at the company. Launched in November…

News

Control Room Extends Atlas Security Tech Capabilities

Atlas Security is adding a range of tech-enabled services to its offering in the UK following the opening of a new control room. The new facility is designed to support the adoption of technologies that facilitate the growing trend towards ‘blended’ manned guarding and systems security contracts. The management of security, in addition to Atlas’…

Contracts

Jaguar Building Services Retains St Botolph Building for CBRE

Following a recent retender process for CBRE on behalf of Deka Properties, Jaguar Building Services have retained the M&E contract at the St Botolph Building in the City of London for a further 3-year period. The building is located in the prestigious EC3 insurance district and provides over 500,000 sq ft of office space for…

News

PHSO Extends Churchill Services Contract

The Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman (PHSO) in the UK has renewed and expanded the remit of its cleaning contract with Churchill Group. PHSO helps people with complaints that have not been resolved by the NHS, government departments and other public sector organisations. Churchill began its partnership with the PHSO in 2018 at its head…

Bangladesh

Commonwealth Games 2022: How Nudge Theory is Driving Better Hygiene Behaviour

Katy Slater, Regulatory Director, New Growth Platforms at Reckitt, explains how ‘nudge theory’ is boosting hygience confidence at large-scale events, and informing protocols at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. After two years of the pandemic, a greater understanding of hygiene and the role we collectively play in enhancing hygiene habits to help reduce the spread…

design

Summer School: A Fire Safety Curriculum

As educational facilities revel in a summertime of empty hallways and classrooms, Sue Corrick, EMEA Product Manager at Allegion UK, explains why it’s the perfect time to assess fire door hardware. The great British summertime has arrived, known for its quintessential rainy days, packed out beach fronts and extended educational term breaks. By the time…

Contracts

Charlton Athletic Extends Gather & Gather Catering Contract

CH&CO business Gather & Gather has won a five-year contract extension from Charlton Athletic Football Club as the exclusive caterer for The Valley stadium and Sparrows Lane training ground. Gather & Gather’s specialist stadia team will continue to provide all hospitality and retail concourse catering at The Valley on matchdays, as well as selling conferences…

News

ESS and Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity Celebrate Platinum Partnership

Compass Group business ESS Defence has been recognised as a Platinum Partner of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC). ESS enjoys a longstanding relationship with the RNRMC which is the principal charity of the Royal Navy, and exists to support sailors, marines and their families for life. This was marked at a recent…

industry

Openreach Copper Switch Off: Are you ready?

At the end of 2025, Openreach, the infrastructure division of BT, will be switching off its copper network. This means that the UK’s analogue network – the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) and Integrated Service Digital Network (ISDN) will no longer be available. Dan Whittington, Head of Utilities at international MEP consultancy Whitecode, considers how…

News

Almost Half of Smaller UK Landlords Planning to Expand Portfolios

According to the latest survey from Handelsbanken, 49 per cent of small and mid-sized professional landlords with a minimum of four properties in the UK are planning to increase their portfolios in the year ahead, as optimism about residential and commercial property builds despite fears of an economic downturn and the cost of living crisis.…

Construction

SELECT Nominated for UK Trade Association Awards

SELECT, Scotland’s largest construction trade body has been shortlisted as a finalist in three categories of the Association Excellence Awards which salute the vital work trade associations undertake on behalf of their members. The first nomination for Best Membership Support Since Covid-19recognising the organisation’s on-going response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which has included offering members…

Brazil

Blended Food Concept Wins Casual Dining Competition

New food concept Rama Social, which blends Japanese flavours with Latin soul, has been selected as the winner of Elior UK brand, Lexington Catering’s annual casual dining competition. The winning team’s concept will be introduced across Lexington’s business, with members also enjoying a dinner at a top London restaurant, and a masterclass with Dhruv Baker,…

News

Supporting London Pride and its Biggest Ever Cleanup Operation

Veolia proudly marched in this year’s Pride in London parade, with an electric collection vehicle in vivid rainbow colours taking centre stage alongside colleagues and allies to support its diverse workforce and the LGBTQ+ communities the company serves. Veolia’s fully electric street cleansing fleet operating in the West End and dedicated team ensured a swift,…

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