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. […]

Robertson FM Cop Costa Coffee Contract

Facilities management company to maintain Costa Coffee branches throughout Scotland and Northern England A few months back, we looked at Siesta Coffee in Newton Aycliffe. They are owned by the EHL Group, a facilities management company which decided to take on Costa, Starbucks and Caffe Nero. Last week, a well known facilities management company has […]

Songs for Swinging Heating Engineers

A suitable playlist for heating engineers Many of us will be familiar with the glory days of taping the charts off the radio. They said that home taping was killing music but Dire Straits’ Brothers In Arms still sold shedloads on CD. If you’ve seen the Official Chart Company’s music charts in the last month, […]

EMCOR UK Wins NATS Contract

EMCOR UK wins three year facilities management contract with NATS EMCOR UK, the facilities management company, have renewed their facilities management contract with NATS for another three years. The company which runs the UK’s air traffic control systems have had a long term relationship with EMCOR at their centres in Prestwick, Fareham, and Swanwick.