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Waterloo Air Products - Futuristic V&A Dundee Captivates Visitors
It cost millions to complete and has been described by its award-winning Japanese architects as a ‘living room for the city’. V&A Dundee, which sits on the banks of the River Tay in Scotland, is part of a £1 billion waterfront transformation. It opened in September, attracted world-wide publicity and thousands of visitors due to its futuristic exterior and impressive gallery spaces. Inside, as part of the monumental development...Read More
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Xylem - Everything the Brewer Needs
There is a lot going on in breweries: whether it’s supplying water for bottling, tank cleaning or wastewater disposal - transport of liquids is required. Pumps, measuring technology and agitators from Xylem are in their element here. Reliable and energy efficient pumps are critical in breweries. If one of them needs an unscheduled service or even to be replaced, this will cause problems through-out the brewing process. Jabsco, Lowara and Flygt pumps...Read More
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AET Flexible Space - TSSA Move into New Headquarters at 17 Devonshire Square
The Transport Salaried Staff’s Association (TSSA) have just completed a fit-out of their new headquarters space on the second floor of 17 Devonshire Square, London. The 22,461 sq. ft. building is located in a prominent corner position within the square and was fully refurbished with underfloor air conditioning to overcome severe slab to slab restrictions as part of major “cut and carve” works in early 2017. The building, described as a subtle...Read More
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Wieland’s Metalynx² used at 160 Aldersgate
Wieland Electric’s Metalynx² modular wiring has played important role throughout the refurbishment of the prestigious 160 Aldersgate in the City of London which is now the new headquarters of global law firm DLA Piper, who have now relocated the company’s 750 employees from its two original offices in London Wall and Noble Street. The 8 floor building has been refurbished into a high specification ‘hybrid open plan’ working space which...Read More
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Selectaglaze - Ahoy Matey - Is that Secondary Glazing We See?
The Historic Dockyard at Chatham in Kent was one of the Royal Navy’s key facilities for four hundred years until it closed in 1984. Ownership was then transferred to the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust to re-purpose the site, opening it up as a visitor attraction, as well as including places where people can live and learn. It has also been used as a location for filming; with programmes and films such as, Call the Midwife, Mr Selfridge...Read More
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TORMAX - 21st Century Hospital Access from TORMAX
As part of a significant redevelopment project, TORMAX was contracted by MK Contracts Ltd to install an impressive four-wing automatic revolving door to the main entrance of Harlow’s Princess Alexandra Hospital. With an internal diameter of over 6m, this prestigious entrance system delivers clear and unhindered access for all patients, staff and visitors, even at the busiest times of the day. Additional access is offered via...Read More
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Aquilar “Leak Detection” Move to New Larger Improved Facilities
2019 is set to be an exciting year for Aquilar. As part of our structured growth plan we have completed our move into much larger premises. Still located in the Horsham, West Sussex area, our new location enables us to further increase our commitment to providing our customers with the best leak detection solutions to the market. The many further benefits our new premises allow include: Larger office area - Allowing us to increase...Read More
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SIG Design & Technology - Armourplan PSG has it Covered for Luxury Homes...
SIG Design and Technology specified Armourplan PSG fleece backed membrane as the single ply weatherproofing system for a development of 25 luxury homes being built on the former garden site of St John’s School of Mission in Bramcote village, Nottingham. Baxter Green, being developed by Willmark Homes, comprises a mix of three, four and five-bed family properties positioned around a ‘village green’ and has been sensitively designed...Read More
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Aico Alarm Interface used in High Risk Fire Safety Systems
Fire safety start-up company Lite4Life has adopted Aico’s unique Ei414 Fire / Carbon Monoxide (CO) Alarm Interface into its Multiwatch tower block fire safety system and AlightforLife Directional Way Finder Safety Light. The Ei414 is being used to alert these systems in the event of an activation from Aico Fire and CO Alarms. In the case of AlightforLife it activates LEDS pointing to the nearest exit. Andy Cunningham, Managing Director...Read More
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Unitrunk - Extrusion Factory Installation Exudes Durability with Cable Ladder
Unitrunk’s heavy duty cable ladder has been used to complete a factory fit out, enabling leading UK supplier of aluminium and plastic extrusions, BWC Group, to relocate to new premises in Milton Keynes. BWC Group’s relocation has been designed to support the company’s growth plans and has seen the manufacturer move into a fully-fitted office and production facility in the city’s Crownhill Industrial Park. The move has involved...Read More
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Polyflor Sport 67 Scores at New Brinnington Sports Centre
Polyflor’s Sport 67 in Maple was the flooring of choice for GT3 Architects when completing the new £7m Brinnington Park Leisure Complex in Stockport. Developed through investment from Stockport Council the new centre, operated by Life Leisure is replacing the old Lapwing facility which closed its doors for the last time in late February. Facilities in the new centre include a gym, aerobics studio, community room, boxing gym...Read More
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ABB to Improve Power Supply & Reliability in Brazil
ABB has signed a contract worth around $20 million with Furnas - Centrais Elétricas S.A. to supply electrical systems that will enable existing alternating current (AC) lines to transmit higher levels of power to the densely populated Southeast of Brazil. The installation is located close to Brasilia, Brazil’s capital. The order was booked in the third quarter of 2018. Brazil is the largest electricity market in Latin America, and most of the...Read More
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