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Waterloo - Grade A-Listed Building Gets a Breath of Fresh Air - Thanks to Waterloo
Five hundred staff have moved into a flagship council office building in Dumbarton following a £15.4m refurbishment. The modern conservation project, aimed at breathing new life into the centre of Dumbarton, replaces the previously inefficient, outdated and dilapidated Garshake building on the outskirts of town. The new council office in Scotland was once a significant historical landmark called Burgh Hall and Dumbarton Academy. Inside, as...Read More
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Selectaglaze - Landmark Neo-Palladian Hall Once Thought ‘Not Fit for Purpose’...
Constructed in 1830 and designed by George Smith, the Grade II* Listed St Albans former Town Hall is one of the city’s most prominent features described in Pevsner’s Buildings of England as a “giant portico of four fluted Ionic columns, placed on a plinth of full ground floor height with the main entrances between robust Tuscan pillars.” The venue has been recently extended and repurposed to designs by John Mc Aslan and Partners...Read More
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Gilberts (Blackpool) - Endeavour to Achieve ‘Excellent’ Energy Efficiency
The UK’s only Marine Enterprise Zone is set to achieve excellence, in part through innovative use of British engineering expertise. Phase 1 of the 35 hectare Oceansgate scheme in Plymouth is the creation of an office block delivering over 1000m² of accommodation over three floors, with a further two terraces yielding 1,200m² of light industrial space. With a BREEAM rating of Excellent, the offices in Endeavour House all feature Gilberts’ innovative...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex Trunking & Conduit a Clear Winner for Aeronautical Manufacturer
Marshall-Tufflex clear Maxi trunking and conduit with underfloor Powertrack and floor boxes have been installed in a major data lab development for a leading aeronautical manufacturer. With an understandable need for high security, Marshall-Tufflex’s Specialised Solutions team worked with the project’s specialist contractor Whitehead Building Services to find a way around a number of installation challenges. The Specialised...Read More
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Spirax Sarco - Steam Systems All Go at Cancer Research Facility
Being held responsible for a facility where vital cancer research is conducted is no mean task for any facilities team. So having confidence that all specialist mechanical services are working at their optimum level is paramount. By streamlining maintenance of its steam systems, the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research has mitigated outstanding risk and freed up in-house resource to focus on what they do best. Based in Glasgow...Read More
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Servaclean Proud to be Part of The Student Union
Servaclean are delighted to have been involved with the new bar installation at the ‘532 Bar’ in The University of Manchester’s Student Union and would like to wish all concerned every success with the new venture. ‘532 Bar’ is fast becoming the venue of choice for local students and this redevelopment should certainly help that trend to continue. Norris Panton - Commercial Director, University of Manchester Students Union...Read More
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Vertiv - Retailers Transforming Distribution, Expanding Online...
As retailers race to deliver more unique and personalised customer experiences, the use of Cloud, IoT and Big Data will accelerate in stores, online channels and distribution centres. However, one quarter of retailers still lag in the process of adopting new technologies and integrating them across operations to present a more integrated customer experience, according to a new report from Vertiv. For the report, participants included...Read More
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DMS - Keeping it Flowing this Winter
With over 20 years in the metering industry, we have compiled our top tips to keep your pipes flowing this winter - Good to flow! During the winter month’s frost can cause havoc for home & business owner’s alike, frozen pipes slowing heating systems down costs TIME and MONEY. But… there is another way! Installing a glycol tolerant heat meter can prevent frozen pipes and systems. For almost 20 years DMS have been supplying the...Read More
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ABB Cable Protection - Raising Standards of Cleanliness in Food & Beverage
In 2008 the global food and beverage sector was valued at $5.7 trillion, rising to nearly $7 trillion in 2014, making it the world’s largest industrial sector. However, poor cable protection choices by manufacturers contributes to the collective cost of millions linked to bacterial contamination and the knock-on effects of downtime. Faced with stringent health and safety standards within challenging environments - from sub-zero...Read More
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Trend Control Systems - IQ®4 Controllers & IQ®4 I/O Modules...
Renowned for having some of the most reliable devices in the industry, Trend has proved its confidence by extending the hardware warranty on its IQ®4 controllers and IQ®4 I/O modules to five years - a move that makes the lives of Trend approved Partners easier, while giving end users confidence that their investment will stand the test of time. Trend was one of the first manufacturers to introduce a two year warranty and this latest...Read More
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Socomec’s Energy Storage Solution in REIDS
Socomec’s energy storage solution participates in the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore’s (NTU Singapore) Renewable Energy Integration Demonstrator Singapore (REIDS) on the offshore island of Semakau Landfill. NTU’s REIDS initiative - largest microgrid R&D platform in Southeast Asia Launched in 2016 by NTU, the REIDS initiative is the largest offshore hybrid microgrid test and research platform in the tropics...Read More
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C&B Systems - Schäfer Range SVFG40 Altus
Room-high chipboard panels with real wood edges. 40 mm thick chipboard panels with varnished real wood edges and rebated doors result in a completely flush WC partition wall system. Product features and application for WC partition SVFG40 ALTUS: • The room-high solution for maximum privacy • Consisting of 40 mm thick chipboard panels with 0.9 mm thick HPL surface • Toilet partition with flush front • Edges made of high-quality...Read More
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