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‘Next generation’ health centre opens in East London

Goodman’s Fields, a new-build health and wellbeing centre in East London, designed and delivered by AECOM, has officially opened, providing a ‘next generation’ primary care facility.

Latest ERIC returns show rises in estate running and backlog costs

In 2020/2021 the total cost of running the NHS estate in England was £10.2 billion – a 4.8 per cent increase on 2019/20, with total energy usage from all sources across this estate 11.4 billion kWh, 1.6 per higher than in the previous year.

Survey to examine ‘masculinity in engineering’ issues

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50, and male construction workers are almost four times more likely to take their own life than the average of those working in any other industry or profession.

Planning application submitted for new Cambridge Children’s Hospital

A new Cambridge Children’s Hospital has taken another step forward with the submission of a planning application to Cambridge City Council for the early designs.

Significant upgrades completed at three Kent Urgent Treatment Centres

Three Kent hospitals have seen significant upgrades to convert their Minor Injury Units into Urgent Treatment Centres to provide additional medical space and modern facilities with support from property and construction specialist, Ingleton Wood.

Three new staff for Mott MacDonald’s Healthcare team

Mott MacDonald has made three new appointments to its UK Healthcare team – Steven Bentley as Healthcare technical lead, Alison Ryan as deputy Healthcare technical lead, and Andy Witchell as Strategy and Development lead for Health.

Vernacare invest £1.3 m to increase sustainable wet wipe production

A £1.3 m investment at Vernacare’s flagship manufacturing facility in Chorley into an additional ‘state-of-the-art’ wet wipes machine, which came on stream on 1 September, will significantly increase manufacturing capacity at the facility.

Masterkey system’s benefits shown at Bath facility

The Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust is the latest healthcare organisation to benefit from Triton2, a patented, high-security masterkey system from Assa Abloy.

Specialist ‘tech company’ appoints new CEO with eye on business growth

Sewell Estates has announced Claire Harrison as the new CEO of Parallel Data Intelligence.

Fusion21 announces £750 m Decarbonisation Framework

Procurement organisation and social enterprise, Fusion21, has announced the launch of its national Decarbonisation Framework, worth up to £750 million over a four-year period, and is now inviting bids from interested SMEs and contractors.

Laboratory water dispenser launched

Veolia Water Technologies UK (VWT UK) says its new PURELAB water dispenser for use with selected ELGA laboratory VWT UK Type I and 2 laboratory water purification systems is ‘ideal for those operating within busy laboratories’.

Inventory management automated at South Tees

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed Ingenica Solutions to automate inventory management processes across The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, Yorkshire.

Deanestor's £1.5 m furniture and fit-out contract for Brighton ‘3Ts’

Main contractor, Laing O’Rourke, has awarded the £1.5 m furniture and fit-out contract for the first phase of the £485 m ‘3Ts’ redevelopment of Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton to Deanestor.

Sponsored: Dräger Event on ‘next level’ of healing design

This virtual event highlighting their vision of efficient and healing workplace design takes place on 22nd September at 9 AM or 4 PM BST.

Indoor ‘Sky Garden’ opens at Chelsea and Westminster

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and its charity, CW+, have unveiled a new indoor botanical Sky Garden at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, designed by award-winning landscape designer and CW+ Artist in Residence, Jinny Blom.

Emotive suicide prevention video aimed at construction workers

With almost 500 construction workers taking their own lives annually in the UK and Ireland, a wordless, emotive video has been released as a free resource to highlight the issue, ahead of Friday 10 September, which is World Suicide Prevention Day.

Complex £15.8 m theatre project completed in Canterbury

MTX has recently provided East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust with four new orthopaedic operating at Canterbury’s Kent and Canterbury Hospital to enable it to accommodate an increasing intake of patients requiring such surgery.

New pathology laboratory in Leeds a step closer

A new pathology laboratory at St James’s Hospital, serving Leeds and hospitals across West Yorkshire and Harrogate, has come a step closer, after the completion of demolition of old buildings to prepare for the development.

Wernick says acquisition will broaden its manufacturing capability

Modular construction specialist, Wernick, says its acquisition of modular manufacturer and hire firm, AVDanzer, will give it additional manufacturing capabilities and increase its fleet, with more than 2,000 additional cabins and modular bays.

‘Refreshed’ vinyl flooring’s ‘beautifully balanced designs’

Forbo Flooring Systems has launched the ‘second generation’ of its premium homogeneous vinyl sheet collection, Sphera Energetic.

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