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Elliott Group and affiliated UK companies to become Algeco

Elliott Group, Carter Accommodation, and Procomm Site Services, specialists in UK modular services, and part of Modulaire Group, have announced plans to unite under a common brand – Algeco – from 31 March 2022.

UK engineers urged to ‘Think ethics before action’

A new report, 'Engineering Ethics: maintaining society’s trust in the engineering profession', has been published ‘to ensure that ethical culture and practice become embedded in the engineering profession in the same way as health and safety considerations’.

Multidisciplinary team’s carbon-saving thin-shell concrete floor

A new vaulted style of floor developed in the UK uses 75% less concrete than a traditional flat slab floor and could – the team that has developed it believes – help the construction industry reduce its carbon footprint.

NAADUK guidance ‘sets standard’ for ventilation hygiene sector

NAADUK (the National Association of Air Duct Specialists), says its new ‘comprehensive guidance document’, NAAD21, ‘sets the standard for the ventilation hygiene sector’.

Ventilation hygiene guidance ‘sets standard’

NAADUK (the National Association of Air Duct Specialists), says its new ‘comprehensive guidance document’, NAAD21, ‘sets the standard for the ventilation hygiene sector’.

Architectural practice boosts its Health Advisory team

Design and architectural practice, HKS, has appointed Julianne Ilebode-Akisanya (left) and Sophia Hami (right) as Health Advisory leaders and Vice-Presidents in its UK office.

End climate change 'greenwash' say report's authors

The headline climate pledges of 25 of the world’s largest companies in reality only commit to reduce their emissions by 40% on average, not by 100%, as suggested by their ‘Net Zero’ and ‘Carbon Neutral’ claims, according to a new analysis.

Helping businesses manage small volumes of waste

Leading resource management company, Veolia, has launched a new service specifically designed to help businesses that produce small volumes of waste, which may include hazardous materials, to efficiently dispose of and treat it.

Leeds facility for vulnerable young people completed

Tilbury Douglas has successfully completed the design and construction of the new £20 m Red Kite View mental health inpatient unit in Armley, Leeds for Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

Airmec partnership with Southern Health continues

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust has once again awarded its water hygiene services tender, to include water safety risk assessments and water sampling, to Airmec Essential Services.

NHSPS adds 40 new sites to ‘Open Space’ booking platform

NHS Open Space, a service launched by NHS Property Services (NHSPS), has welcomed 40 new sites to the booking platform, bringing the total number of sites to 190, with 1,100+ rooms all available to book on a flexible, ‘pay-as-you-go’ basis.

£20 m Leeds facility for vulnerable young people completed

Tilbury Douglas has successfully completed the design and construction of the new £20 m Red Kite View mental health inpatient unit in Armley, Leeds for Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

‘World-first’ ‘end-to-end’ safe needle destruction system

UK-based smart med-tech innovator, NeedleSmart, claims to have designed ‘the world’s first end-to-end vaccination and safe needle destruction system’.

Successful suppliers for £750 m Decarbonisation Framework revealed

Procurement organisation and social enterprise, Fusion21, has announced the suppliers successfully appointed to its new £750 million Decarbonisation Framework.

‘Exceptional acoustics’ from canopies and baffles

UK manufacturer, Zentia, has launched what it dubs ‘a market-leading range’ of mineral ceiling canopies and baffles.

Premium parking performance 'with affordability'

APT Skidata, the parking solutions business, has introduced a new parking solution which it says gives hospitals ‘a new way of delivering a hassle-free parking experience with high-quality, reliable technology on a monthly subscription’.

Plans for £46 m Bexhill inpatient facility confirmed

Following a 12-week public consultation, the local NHS has confirmed plans for a new 54-bed inpatient mental health services facility in East Sussex to be built on a site in North East Bexhill by March 2024, at cost of around £46 million.

'Telemental health' review’s interesting conclusions

A review of mental healthcare provided by phone and video call during the COVID-19 pandemic has shown that while many service-users could continue accessing some support, the shift to remote care presented ‘significant barriers' to certain groups.

Rada appoints new UK Specification Sales manager

Washroom controls specialist, Rada, has announced the appointment of Natasha Nugent as the company’s new UK Specification Sales manager.

Nymi and G+D ‘simplify critical access’ to secure workplaces

Security technology group, Giesecke+Devrient, and connected worker technology specialist, Nymi, have developed a wristband-based biometric system that gives organisations and their staff ‘convenient and secure access to their entire workplace'.

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