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Wieland’s Metalynx² Channels the Power through Lacon London
Wieland Electric’s structured wiring system Metalynx² and gesis® plug and play system has recently been used for the connection of power and lighting throughout the refurbished Lacon London, an eight story commercial building in the heart of Holborn, London. The building, which has undergone a complete upgrade, is owned by premier global investment company Blackstone, who purchased the property in 2014. The refurbishment...Read More
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Panasonic - Europa Park Hotels Benefit from Perfect Temperatures by Panasonic
Germany’s Europa Park resort based in Rust, Freiburg, has recently undergone a major renovation within its ‘El Andaluz‘ and ‘Castillo Alcazar‘ hotels, where 300 rooms now benefit from Panasonic’s innovative VRF air conditioning systems. The Europa Park resort is one of the most prestigious leisure parks in the world, boasting five 4-star themed hotels and over one hundred attractions, drawing more than five million visitors through...Read More
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Levolux - Advanced Manufacturing in Sheffield
Factory 2050, the latest development within the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) in Sheffield, has a striking, ultra-modern appearance, partly thanks to an external Solar Shading solution from Levolux. Located at the heart of the University of Sheffield’s Advanced Manufacturing Campus, Factory 2050 has been designed by Bond Bryan Architects. It provides 7000sq metres of reconfigurable...Read More
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SSQ Slate - Domiz is the Choice for Gloucestershire New Builds
Comprising one six-bedroom and four five-bedroom newly built stone houses, the project required an affordable roofing slate that would fit in aesthetically with the design of the new homes. Tom Wiseman, specifier and main contractor for Cedar House Construction, said: "The houses were built using a combination of stone and brick, so we needed to find a roofing material that would complement the appearance of the smooth...Read More
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Kingspan Access Flooring in New Met Police Training Centre
Kingspan has installed 14,500 sq m of access flooring as part of a major transformation of the historic Metropolitan Police training headquarters in Hendon, London. Kingspan has installed 10,000 sq m of RMG panels throughout the building in offices, classrooms and an IT room, and 4,500 sq m of DRF heavy grade panels in the building’s podium level where areas such as the kitchen and dining facilities are subject to increased use...Read More
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ESG Brighten up TCR with a Touch of Colour
ESG, the UK’s largest independent glass processor, has recently continued its work for Transport for London by supplying the glass for the 2nd phase of the redevelopment of Tottenham Court Road tube station. The station is currently undergoing a multi-billion pound refit as part of the new Crossrail link due to open in 2018. The entire station was closed at the start of the project and is now reopening one section at a time. Towards the end...Read More
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Amberol - How to Bring Colour to a Street Near You
There is an easy way to bring some colour to the streets where you live - and to keep them clean and tidy at the same time. Just invest in some of Amberol’s durable litter bins which are available in a range of colours including Poppy Red, Granite Pink and Sky Blue. Of course, we also make the more traditional black bins and very smart they look too. But if you want to make your litter bins stand out on the street, in parks, public areas and...Read More
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The Generator Company - Standby Generator System Upgrade at Leading...
Following a successful tender bid, as the only Company that could comply with the client’s specification, our designated Project Manager commenced the planning and scheduling for the upgrade of a new standby generator system at one of the UK’s leading cancer research institutes. This institute, part of the School of Biological Sciences within the University of Cambridge, was founded in 1989 to promote research in the areas of...Read More
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Grundfos Pumps - Energy Savings + CO2 Savings = Grundfos Pumps
Energy as well as CO2 savings have become increasingly important targets to realise reductions in for many businesses today. There are occasions when it is possible to simultaneously achieve these ambitions and this is true in the instance of pumps, as they provide the potential to deliver major savings on both fronts. So how can you achieve this? Well at Grundfos Pumps, we offer a range of diagnostic tools including an Energy...Read More
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Daikin Provides ‘Fit’ Atmosphere in Leisure Centre Facelift
Air conditioning systems from Daikin UK provide a healthy and comfortable atmosphere for fitness enthusiasts using the refurbished and extended dryside facilities at a Surrey leisure centre. Sporting a new façade, enlarged gym and new dance studio, Haslemere Leisure Centre - formerly The Herons - has emerged from a £4 million redevelopment project that also included modernisation of the 15-year-old centre’s poolside facilities...Read More
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Advanced Diesel Engineering - Recent Projects
Air traffic control - A pair of Perkins open diesel generators were modified at Advanced to incorporate deep sea controllers, other plant room acoustics were built and dispatched, and are to be installed at a southern UK airport, to act as N+1 radar back up power. Royal Mail - This purpose built 350kVA Perkins diesel generator and associated plant room acoustics was installed over a weekend at a mail sorting office near Norwich...Read More
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Eaton Appoints David Hicks as Technical Director of Security Products
Eaton has appointed David Hicks as technical director of security products to oversee the continuing development of new technology in the business. Leading a team of engineers at the power management company’s security innovation centre in Mitcheldean, Gloucestershire, Hicks’ primary objective is to design and develop next-generation security products. He is also responsible for ensuring the existing portfolio is continually updated...Read More
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Flowcrete - Huon Aquaculture Expands on a Flowfresh Floor
The flooring project at the Huon Aquaculture Smokehouse and Product Innovation centre in Parramatta Creek, Tasmania, was part of a 10-month construction programme to upgrade, centralise and future-proof the large-scale salmon producer’s operations. The project involved a refurbishment of the existing site as well as an extension that would double the business’ footprint. The new facility opened in July 2015, bringing together Huon’s full...Read More
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The VEKA UK Group - Assure Adds another Valuable String to its Bow...
Industry-leading competent persons scheme Assure is now able to offer certification services alongside its many existing benefits. As an official, trusted, UKAS-accredited certification body, Assure is unique in being able to offer this service direct to customers. Technical and Compliance Manager Austin Greene explains: “Assure is proud to support the industry with a host of services when it comes to certification. Whatever profile...Read More
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