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Servest providing security on international venture to build the world’s largest radio telescope

Servest Security has partnered with Square Kilometre Array (SKA) on a project to build the world’s largest radio telescope. SKA South Africa is currently embarking on the SKA South Africa Land Acquisition Programme, which is an international effort to build ...

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Online reuse scheme set to save universities £1 million in 2017

Universities have already saved £3 million by sharing resources such as furniture and other equipment through the Warp It online scheme, which allows members of staff to post unwanted items online for others to claim. The Warp It reuse scheme ...

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Interserve wins FM contract at Network Rail’s flagship stations

Interserve has secured a five-year facilities management deal worth £65 million with Network Rail. The international support services and construction group will deliver facilities services including waste management, landscaping, pest control, adverse weather management and washroom services across 11 of Network Rail’s ...

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BSRIA publishes procurement guide for maintenance contracts

BSRIA has released its new Maintenance Contracts: A Guide to Best Practice for Procurement Guide (BG66/2016) aimed at helping clients, facilities managers and their organisations to understand better the key success factors in procuring maintenance contracts. There are different ways in which building maintenance ...

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Kings Place scores highest BREEAM In-Use rating for Management in the UK

Savills, on behalf of Deka Immobilien GmbH at Kings Place, London, has achieved the highest BREEAM operational sustainability rating for property management ever accomplished in the UK, having scored 95 per cent. In addition, Kings Place also received a rating ...

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Carillion JV extends framework agreement with BT Openreach

Carillion’s joint venture, telent, has signed a three-year extension to its framework agreement with Openreach, a division of BT, to provide a wide range of services including maintenance, extension and repair of the telephone and data network in the North ...

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Service Works Group launches global PPP survey

Facilities, property and workplace management software provider, Service Works Group (SWG), has launched a new survey, exploring the operational phase of PPP (public-private partnership) projects, in collaboration with industry journal, Partnerships Bulletin and its sister publication, P3 Bulletin. PPP contracts now play ...

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Churchill stays on at University of Leeds

Churchill has extended its partnership with the University of Leeds having secured the cleaning contract for the University’s student residences for up to another four years. The new contract award, which will see Churchill deliver conference cleaning and housekeeping services to ...

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Medirest takes care of the catering at Bupa Cromwell Hospital

Compass Group UK & Ireland has signed a new contract to deliver catering services to Bupa Cromwell Hospital over the next five years through its specialist brand for the private healthcare market, Medirest Signature. Sixty-two Medirest Signature staff working at ...

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BSI revises fire safety standard for commercial buildings

BSI, the business standards company, has revised BS 9999:2017 Fire safety in the design, management and use of buildings – Code of practice. The revised standard is intended to provide good practice to safeguard the lives of building occupants and ...

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