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PPE and other ‘critical equipment’ reliably disinfected

Mackwell Health, part of the Mackwell Group, has announced that it has partnered with Whitebox, a Swedish-based provider of surface and air disinfection solutions, to develop what the two companies say are ‘state of the art’ UV-C disinfection chamber

Turner & Townsend to lead renewal programme for Sunderland Eye Infirma

Turner & Townsend is leading the delivery of ambitious plans for Sunderland’s new Eye Hospital, submitted recently by Sunderland City Council.

Improved ventilation essential to safe building use, engineers warn

Good ventilation inside public buildings and on transport systems is essential to reducing the risk of COVID-19 and other infections, a report published by the Royal Academy of Engineering and its National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC) warns.

MTX celebrates decade of ‘considerable’ year-on-year growth

After what has been an incredibly difficult time for global businesses, Modern Methods of Construction healthcare building specialist, MTX Contracts, is celebrating a decade of year-on-year growth, with 2021 revenues in excess of £90 million.

First intake welcomed on ‘gold standard’ course

Derby-based Develop Training, which has had to alter many of its courses due to the pandemic, has welcomed the first intake of clients on its ‘gold standard’ construction course – with many employers receiving money back from the CITB Levy.

Robust and attractive flooring for Welsh Integrated Care Centre

Polyflor says a selection of its vinyl flooring products has helped to create safe and attractive internal environments within the ‘state-of-the-art’ Cardigan Integrated Care Centre.

'Bumper year’ sees BES create 14 new roles

Following a sustained increase in demand for design projects over the past financial year, multidisciplinary design, engineering, and construction specialist, BES has expanded its design team with 14 new roles.

Lighting upgrade to deliver 91 per cent energy savings

As part of the £4 million energy performance contract with United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT), Veolia has upgraded lighting at Lincoln County Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital in Boston, and Grantham and District Hospital (pictured).

Streamlining finding and booking of clinical and non-clinical space

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) and Kajima Community have launched a new, ‘revamped’ website that they say will ‘streamline the finding and booking of clinical and non-clinical space across the NHS estate’.

Security officer’s bravery and quick-thinking recognised

A Security supervisor who serves APCOA’s client, Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust – for whom APCOA provides security and car parking management at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital – has received a top ACS Pacesetters award.

Strategy sets out to ‘maintain public confidence in engineering'

The Engineering Council has launched its 2025 Strategy, 'Advancing Regulation', setting out the industry regulator’s priorities.

‘World-class’ adult and NICU opens at Chelsea and Westminster

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and its charity, CW+, have officially open a ‘state-of-the-art’ expansion and redevelopment of the Adult and Neonatal Intensive Care Units at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

'Lack of shared ownership and knowledge' exacerbated oxygen issues

A ‘lack of shared ownership and knowledge’ of medical gas pipeline systems among hospital-based multidisciplinary teams ‘limits Trusts’ ability to effectively respond to MGPS patient safety concerns’.

Remodelled Barnsley Hospital ED completed

Illingworth & Gregory (I&G) has completed refurbishment works to extend the Emergency Department and Adult Majors Unit at Barnsley Hospital to allow more capacity to treat patients.

Healthcare Estates 2021 to go ahead as a ‘hybrid’ event

Following recent stakeholder engagement and analysis of the current and potential future situation around the COVID-19 pandemic, IHEEM is now able to confirm that Healthcare Estates will go ahead in October 2021.

Grundon switches to green energy to power clinical waste operation

Grundon Waste Management has announced that its clinical waste operation is now entirely self-sufficient in green energy.

Leeds Beckett students ‘educated’ on BMS systems

Honeywell is working with Leeds Beckett University to provide students at its School of Building Environment, Engineering, and Computing with what the company claims is ‘unparalleled access to industry knowledge and experience’.

Airedale Group looks forward to ‘next phase of growth’

Rubicon Partners, a ‘hands-on investment partnership’ focused on the acquisition and long-term strategic development of complex industrial businesses in Europe and North America, has made a ‘significant investment’ into the Airedale Group.

‘Self-disinfecting’ door handle on sale from July

Swiss ‘tech company’ Tweaq’s smart self-disinfecting door handle, which it says ‘can potentially eradicate millions of pathogens per building’, will be available from July this year.

‘Blended’ HV electrical course a claimed ‘industry first’

Develop Training is claiming an ‘industry first’ with the launch of a ‘blended’ training course for workers who handle high voltage electrical systems.

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