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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.

Nurse call system for fast-track built Hong Kong isolation facility

Static Systems says its ‘unrivalled expertise and proven track-record in the region' was instrumental in it winning the contract to provide advanced nurse call communication for the North Lantau Hospital Hong Kong Infection Control Centre (HKICC).

New gynaecological theatre suite for Southmead

ModuleCo has installed a new modular-built gynaecological operating theatre suite for the North Bristol NHS Trust to provide expanded maternity services at Southmead Hospital.

Design and build contractor appointed for St James’s pathology lab

A new £27 m pathology laboratory at St James’s University Hospital in Leeds has moved a step closer, with the appointment of BAM Construction as the design and build contractor under ProCure22.

Charity equipping much-needed children’s operating rooms

A dedicated team in a ‘hidden hub’ in central Scotland hub is on track to build and ship 30 fully-equipped operating rooms in 2021 alone, all destined for hospitals throughout Africa.

Etex to ‘almost double’ size of Bristol factory

Lightweight construction material manufacturer, Etex, has been given the green light by North Somerset Council to expand its Bristol manufacturing facility by almost double.

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