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Latest NHSPS annual report highlights £45.9 m in cost savings

NHS Property Services’ latest annual report reveals that it delivered £45.9 m in cost efficiencies for the health service during 2022/23, a 4% increase on the previous year’s performance.

Aermec opens new HQ and northern European hub in Southend

Aermec CEO, Alessandro Riello, and Vice-President, Raffaella Riello, have cut the ribbon (see photo) on the new purpose-built Southend headquarters for HVAC equipment supplier, Aermec UK, which will also be a hub for northern Europe.

Dfendoor doors for Harefield heart and lung wards

In a recent project, Golden Thread Fire Delay was the chosen contractor for a ‘pivotal upgrade’ at Harefield Hospital, installing SDS (Specialist Door Solutions) Dfendoor hospital doorsets, in the extensively refurbished Maple Ward, which houses adult patients requiring heart and lung critical care treatment.

Hybrid lighting system offers ‘ultimate design flexibility’

Helvar says it is ‘taking a revolutionary step in its offering’ with a new hybrid lighting control solution that combines its wireless Helvar ActiveAhead and wired Helvar Imagine solutions for ultimate design flexibility.

New business promises ‘transformation’ in FM delivery

Right FM, a specialist facilities management (FM) company, juts launched, whose key personnel have 40 years’ combined experience in the sector says it is ‘poised to transform the way facilities management is approached, delivering sustainable solutions and significant cost savings for clients’.

Bristan unveils range of water-saving products in new ESG pledge

Bristan says its new Environmental, Social Responsibility and Governance (ESG) report ‘shines a spotlight’ on its water-saving products – including its new Eco Start technology.

Materials handling solutions ‘built around hospital and clinical needs’

Medstor has once again won a place on the NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) framework within Design, Furniture and Appliances 2: Lot 6 - Storage Solutions; Lot 9 – Ward Equipment; and Lot 10 – Non-Medical Theatre Equipment.

London ‘getting hotter’ and some hospitals at particular risk, report says

A new report from global sustainable development consultancy, Arup, was commissioned by the Mayor of London, identifies that urban heat is now ‘a key challenge’ facing London. Commissioned by the Mayor of London, the 'Properties Vulnerable to Heat Impacts in London' report focuses on which of the city’s ‘essential properties’ such as schools, hospitals, care homes, residential buildings, and neighbourhoods, would be most impacted during periods of high temperatures.

Ribbon-cutting as Jenny Lind Paediatric Theatre suite opens

The new £8.6m Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals Jenny Lind Paediatrics Theatre Complex in Norwich has been opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony supported by its first patients.

Shrewsbury Trust appoints IHP to help ‘transform’ acute hospital services

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) has appointed Integrated Health Projects (IHP) as its design and construction partner to progress its Hospitals Transformation Programme (HTP).

Tower Hamlets health centre awarded BREEAM Fit Out 2014 ‘Excellent’ Rating

Wood Wharf Health Centre, a 'state-of-the-art facility' in Wood Wharf, Tower Hamlets, London, has been awarded a BREEAM Fit Out 2014 ‘Excellent’ rating, making it just the UK’s second healthcare fit-out project to achieve this prestigious certification.

Caverion’s MEP contract win for German hospital

Caverion – which has offices in a 216 locations in 10 countries – has won a multi-stage EU-wide public tendering process run by German hospital alliance, Klinikverbund Südwest. for the installation of refrigeration, heating, and plumbing systems at a new hospital in south-west Germany.

Imperial seeking views on major hospital rebuilding plans

Imperial College Healthcare NHS has initiated a range of activities to gather the views of patients and local communities as it seeks to accelerate plans to build a new St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington.

BESA appoints first head of Business Development

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has appointed Simon Lunt (pictured) as its first head of Business Development as part of a wider strategic review.

Groundbreaking celebrated at Newmarket Community Diagnostic Centre

Representatives from West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (WSFT), Morgan Sindall Construction, JSH, Sweco, and KLH gathered for a groundbreaking event on 12 January for the construction of a new Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) at Newmarket Community Hospital.

Four new theatres at Royal Bolton Hospital will help reduce surgical backlog

MTX has completed four new operating theatres at the Royal Bolton Hospital using Modern Methods of Construction and modular offsite techniques ‘to ensure faster, greener, safer and more cost-effective delivery’.

CPD promotes fire safety of multifunctional roofs

Stone wool insulation manufacturer, Rockwool, has launched a new CPD (Continuing Professional Development) module to help roofing contractors and specifiers assess and mitigate potential fire safety risks for flat roofs used as additional functional space of a building.

Modular building specialist invests to cut carbon footprint

Modular building specialist, Integra Buildings, has announced a £1 m programme of investment at its East Yorkshire site to reduce the carbon footprint of its operations.

Engaging children with science encourages long-term interest in STEM

Engaging children early with science can have long term impacts on subject choices at GCSE and A level, and improve uptake of STEM subjects, new research from the University of Nottingham’s School of Psychology finds.

Construction work starts on QMC Neonatal Unit in Nottingham

Plans to provide an additional 21 neonatal cots at the Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Nottingham have taken another step forward, as construction work has officially commenced.

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