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Facilities Management UK: August 2020 Contents


Canary Wharf Could Become The World’s Biggest Tech Hub

Canary Wharf could become the World’s biggest tech hub

As banks and corporations downsize their office requirements, large buildings in central London are being left empty and a new breed of entrepreneurs are waiting to move in.

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Manchester Cleaning Show Set To Be First Major Trade Exhibition In Manchester After Lockdown

Manchester Cleaning Show Set To Be First Major Trade Exhibition In Manchester After Lockdown

The North’s premier cleaning and hygiene show has been rescheduled to 14 – 15 October

The Manchester Cleaning Show is set to be the first major trade exhibition to take place in the city post-lockdown after it was rescheduled to the 14-15 October this year.

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New Guide Offers Peace Of Mind For FMs On Pests

New Guide Offers Peace Of Mind For FMs On Pests

Premises left empty during the Covid-19 lockdown could be a hot spot for pests – including rats and mice.

National trade body the British Pest Control Association (BPCA), has issued a new guide to help facilities managers to re-open as restrictions ease.

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Should Every Workplace Adopt Hospital-Style Cleaning Measures?

Should Every Workplace Adopt Hospital-Style Cleaning Measures?

By Daniel Took, Head of Professional Product Marketing

Under normal circumstances, cleaning and disinfection would be considered far more indispensable in a clinical hospital environment than anywhere else. Especially compared to other places of work, such as offices or warehouses. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, however, new cleaning protocols are being implemented across the board, with far more stringent measures becoming the norm. Should we be looking to hospitals to inform our ‘new normal’ workplace cleanliness?

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Made For Safety - HellermannTyton Launches PPE Range

Made For Safety - HellermannTyton Launches PPE Range

Cable management specialist, HellermannTyton, has launched a new range of PPE for customers and staff to ensure they are protected when they return to work. This new range of easy to use products will help facilities managers reduce the chance of transferring bacteria within the workplace.

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Are You Making The Most Of Your Contract In The Current Climate?

Are You Making The Most Of Your Contract In The Current Climate?

By Pete Maguire, partner in the commercial contracts team at Wright Hassall

The focus on the far-reaching effects of coronavirus appears to have shifted from healthcare worries to economic woes, with the financial impact creating a period of instability, particularly throughout supply chains.

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Digital Buildings: Creating A ‘Safe And Smart’ Workplace For The Next Generation

Digital Buildings: Creating A ‘Safe And Smart’ Workplace For The Next Generation

By Graeme Rees, Digital Energy Marketing Manager at Schneider Electric UK&I

An invisible revolution has been taking place, further fuelled by the recent pandemic. A new generation is entering the workforce, which has coincided with a time of major. To help businesses attract and retain the best talent, buildings and operations must be truly digitalised.

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University of Hull Partners With Siemens to Create 2027 Carbon Neutral Roadmap

University of Hull partners with Siemens to create 2027 carbon neutral roadmap

The University of Hull’s vision to become carbon neutral by 2027 will be mapped out in a detailed strategic masterplan in partnership with Siemens.

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Safety At Work: How Can Businesses Achieve Contactless Buildings?

Safety At Work: How Can Businesses Achieve Contactless Buildings?

By Lee Jasper, Head of Products and Solutions at Johnson Controls

We’re finally beginning to return to some sense of normality. As we begin returning to work, we’ll be entering a new world with a greater focus on public safety than ever before in our lifetimes.

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What University Energy Managers Are Saying About The Impact Of Covid-19

What University Energy Managers are saying about the impact of Covid-19

By Simon Burgess, Siemens

  • Energy consumption falls by at least a third, “a normal day now is like Christmas”
  • Uni’s gas prices double
  • Huge effort to get ready for new term with lots of challenges like ventilation
  • “Everything we’ve been doing for years has been turned on its head”

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Bureau Veritas Welcomes New Changing Places Rule As ‘Another Positive Step’ For Accessibility

Bureau Veritas Welcomes New Changing Places Rule As ‘Another Positive Step’ For Accessibility

With recent changes making it compulsory for many commercial buildings to design changing places toilets for severely disabled people, Bureau Veritas has welcomed the move as “another positive step” for accessibility and inclusivity.

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Breaking Down the Barriers to Reap the Benefits from Smart Buildings

Breaking Down the Barriers to Reap the Benefits from Smart Buildings

By Nick Sacke, Head of IoT and Products

Since 2015, analysts have been talking about the Internet of Things delivering new types of ‘smart buildings’ that are able to provide a better experience for tenants and a more efficient, highly monetizable set of building management services to facilities managers.

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Workplace Toilets: Covid19 & Future Safety

Workplace Toilets: Covid19 & Future Safety

By Raymond Martin, MD of the British Toilet Association

Everyone involved in our industry fully understands the importance of these essential facilities and the need to keep them hygienically clean and well provisioned. So we need to focus in what can be done immediately to get both public and workplace toilets and bathrooms fit for customers and clients to use safely; whilst being very mindful of the health and safety of our cleaners and service operatives.

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Prevent The Spread Of Covid-19 In Your Workplace With The UK’ s Leading Decontamination And Sanitisation Cleaning Service

Prevent the spread of Covid-19 in your workplace with the UK’ s leading decontamination and sanitisation cleaning service

Deep cleaning your workplace in response to the global coronavirus pandemic is essential for the wellbeing of your team.

Over the next few months the UK will return to a new normal that will see the work place once again become occupied.

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Zumtobel Gives Aquarium 2 A New Modern Design

Zumtobel Gives Aquarium 2 A New Modern Design

Zumtobel has provided the lighting for the refurbishment of Aquarium 2, one of Reading’s most prestigious office developments, which includes a selection of featured and functional luminaires for the building’s modern design.

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Getting Your Business Back To Full Strength With Business Intelligence

Getting Your Business Back To Full Strength With Business Intelligence

By Jason Betteridge, the Managing Director of Circyl

As the UK economy emerges from the global pandemic, facilities managers face a tough time ahead, as they try to get their business back up and running amid the ongoing uncertainty.

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New Easyline Edge Helps Manufacturers Create Safer Sites

New Easyline Edge Helps Manufacturers Create Safer Sites

Industrial lubricants and site safety specialist ROCOL has introduced a new line marking applicator to help manufacturing facilities plan their safe reopening and incorporate socially distanced working into their operational plans.

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Creating a Culture of Cleanliness

Creating a Culture of Cleanliness

By: Peter Teska, Global Infection Prevention Application Expert, Diversey

The novel coronavirus pandemic has had an immense impact on the restaurant industry. A recent report forecasts losses of between 51% and 77% of expected revenue, with Spain and Italy the worst affected countries, if the eating out ban implemented by most European Governments since the middle of March were to continue. 

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ASSA ABLOY Door Group Boasts Impressive Track Record With London Underground And Crossrail Projects

ASSA ABLOY Door Group boasts impressive track record with London Underground and Crossrail projects

Door Group, a unit of ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions UK & Ireland, has secured a series of high-profile contracts with Transport for London and Crossrail Limited.

These contracts have included supplying and installing security doors for major London Underground redevelopments including London Bridge, Bond Street and King’s Cross, as well as station upgrades such as Victoria.

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