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A ‘project of national importance’

BES, the specialist in design and construction of advanced environments for the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors, has been appointed to fit out the new Vaccines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (VMIC) at the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire.

Over 100 key ‘transformational’ projects set for delivery

NHS Property Services has announced that over the next three years it will deliver over 100 key ‘transformational’ projects that will ‘make essential improvements to the healthcare estate for the benefit of patients, and healthcare profession'.

Kajima strengthens commitment to Irish market with key appointment

Kajima Partnerships, the international developer and investor, has strengthened its commitment to the Irish market by appointing highly experienced property and development finance professional, Dwayne McAleer, as its Dublin-based Country head.

Architect appointed for £54 m North Manchester General project

Sheppard Robson has been appointed as the lead architect for ‘the ambitious redevelopment’ of North Manchester General Hospital.

PM confirms £3.7 billion for 40 hospitals in major building programme

The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, has confirmed that 40 hospitals will be built by 2030 as part of a package worth £3.7 billion, while the proponents of further eight schemes have been invited to bid for future funding.

Long-lasting, hygienic finish for new Liverpool cancer centre

Building Design Partnership, architects for the new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre – Liverpool specified a range of Johnstone’s Trade paints for the building, on the the recommendation of main contractor, Laing O'Rourke.

Forty sites offering ‘flexible space’ UK-wide

Following a successful reopening of sites post-lockdown, NHS Open Space has announced the launch of 40 new sites, now offering over 500 rooms across 60 locations – ‘from Sunderland to Portsmouth’.

Rambam opens Israel’s largest COVID-19 facility underground

Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in Israel, Rambam Health Care Campus has opened the largest COVID-19 treatment centre in Israel.

Welsh Government Invests £250,000 in ‘pop-up’ isolation tent

AerosolShield has secured £250,000 investment from the Welsh Government to help it develop and scale production of the AerosolShield 'pop-up' isolation tent.

Change of leadership and ‘re-shaping’ at Imtech

Imtech, jointly owned by EDF and Dalkia, has announced changes to its leadership and organisation as it ‘re-shapes’ 'to better meet the rapidly evolving market conditions' across its business sectors and build on its diversified growth strategy.

Latest designs unveiled for ‘world-leading’ St Pancras eye care centre

The design team behind Oriel, a joint initiative which would see Moorfields and UCL IoO services move from Islington to a purpose- built centre in Camden’s Knowledge Quarter, have revealed ‘the latest iteration’ of how the building could look.

Manufacturers urged to digitise product data to reduce risk

A new initiative aims to get manufacturers in the construction industry to take ownership of their product information with a series of articles being produced, and manufacturers being encouraged to join a discussion group to share their views.

CIC launches Design Quality Indicator for Health 2

The Construction Industry Council has launched an updated version of its design quality evaluation tool, the Design Quality Indicator for Health 2 (DQIfH2).

Milestone reached for critical care at Musgrove Park

A ‘major milestone’ has been reached in a key project to transform and modernise critical care and assessment buildings and services at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton.

Seismic II set to ‘transform the way healthcare facilities are built'

A £6 m project which the protagonists say will ‘transform the way that schools and healthcare facilities are built’ has been granted £2.9 m of funding ‘to showcase the future of modern methods of construction (MMC)in the UK.

Legiolert’s UK SCA acceptance for L. pneumophila testing

IDEXX, reportedly the global leader in rapid microbiological testing for water, has announced that its Legiolert culture testing method for Legionella pneumophila (L. pneumophila), has been accepted by the UK’s Standing Committee of Analysts.

New £500 m soft FM framework open for the NHS and public sector

A new £500 million procurement framework has been launched by NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) to offer high-quality soft facilities management services to the NHS and wider public sector.

PM visits MTX fast-track ward project in Hereford

After declaring the Government’s intention to deliver ‘Project Speed’, Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, was welcomed by healthcare construction company, MTX, to its latest £12 million, 72-bed, fast-track ward project at Hereford County Hospital.

Adapting medical gas training under the ‘new normal’

Eastwood Park – which has recently welcomed back learners, says that, unsurprisingly – given the crucial role that oxygen has played in treating patients with COVID-19 – medical gas training has proven especially popular.

New MD appointed at specialist consultancy

Specialist consultancy, ETL, has announced the appointment of Jonathan French to the position of managing director and executive director of Client Services.

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