Sodexo’s £60m DWP Estates Contract

Integrated asset and estates management service contract for the Department of Work and Pensions’ properties This week, Sodexo, the multinational outsourcing giant has signed a £60 million integrated asset and estates management service contract with the DWP. For a minimum five-year period, the conglomerate will provide facilities management to the DWP’s estate.

ALL +’s Old Granada Studios Contract

Recently formed ALL + Management wins facilities management for the Old Granada Studios on Quay Street, Manchester Who remembers the good old days of ITV when we had our own regional franchises? Back when the late Tony Wilson used to co-present Granada Reports as well as managing Factory Communications? In our neck of the woods, […]

Oldham Updates Civic Centre Boilers

43-year-old boilers to be replaced in Oldham’s Civic Centre With council budgets continuing to be squeezed, some local authorities in Greater Manchester have moved to cheaper, more energy efficient premises. Rochdale MBC have moved their council offices, whereas Tameside MBC’s new building is under construction on the site of its predecessor in Ashton-under-Lyne. Oldham Civic […]

Sheffield’s Role in Qatar World Cup

How a Yorkshire and Qatar based partnership has delivered an air conditioning solution for the 2022 World Cup In five years time, we could be seeing an England side, managed by John Terry (or Gareth Southgate), in the Qatar World Cup Finals. Whoever’s going to be in the dugout in 2022, an Anglo-Qatari partnership is […]

Building Maintenance Behind BA IT Fail

Electrics and slipshod building maintenance source of British Airways’ IT fail Building maintenance hiccups can happen to the best of companies. As we have found out over the last week, even The World’s Favourite Airline isn’t immune to such problems. British Airways’ UK data centre experienced a meltdown which led to numerous cancellations at Heathrow […]

Red Funnel Sails Through RoSPA Awards

How the Isle of Wight’s ferry operator, Red Funnel, was recognised for excellent Health and Safety practice Red Funnel clinched its sixteenth Gold Award at the RoSPA Health and Safety awards, for their dedication to good Health and Safety practice. In the last two years, the Isle of Wight based ferry operator, commended by the […]

148% Rise in Health and Safety Fines

2016 sees phenomenal rise in Health and Safety fines on previous year Last year saw a marked rise in Health and Safety fines with a threefold increase in some industrial sectors. The £61 million is 2.5 times that of 2015 figures. Last year’s figure also included the £5 million fine issued to Alton Towers’ owners, […]

Could Air Conditioning Make You Fat?

Study shows how air conditioning and temperature control has an effect on obesity and diabetes Ask yourself this question: how high do you have your heating thermostat turned up to? If it’s around the usual 21 or 22 degrees Celsius, then you are not alone. This is considered as the usual room temperature in the […]

Hive System Added to Hanley Homes

British Gas’ mobile based Hive heating system added to Johnson’s Wharf development in Hanley, Staffordshire In terms of post-industrial regeneration project, the Potteries area seems to be forgotten about compared with Manchester, Salford, and Liverpool. On the banks of the Caldon Canal, Avant Homes’ Johnsons Wharf development aims to bring new life to the locality. […]