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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.

Newcastle engineers to support multi-million pound Kettering new-build

A firm of Newcastle engineers has won ‘a major six-figure contract’ to support the construction of a new multi-million-pound private hospital.

Offsite specialist wins its largest ever project

Premier Modular, a leading UK offsite specialist, has been awarded a £21 m contract to construct a new outpatient services building at King’s College Hospital in London.

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’.

Work starts on twin catheter labs in Basingstoke

Modular construction specialist, Darwin Group, has started work on site to build two new catheter labs at Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital (see artist’s impression).

Community diagnostic centre within Beales store ‘a first’ for the NHS

The design team that developed the temporary NHS Nightingale emergency hospitals deployed at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020 has overseen the completion of the first of 40 community NHS diagnostic centres opening in England.

Hospital trial shows UV sanitisers can ‘remove COVID-19’

A ‘low-cost and effective’ solution to remove COVID-19 from the air using UV sanitisers will soon be used in hospitals, after a team led by engineers from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers developed a standard to regulate them for NHS use.

An eye to the future at Chorley facility

Tilbury Douglas has completed the construction of a £19 m Day Surgery and Outpatient facility at Chorley & South Ribble Hospital in Chorley on behalf of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

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'.

Kier claims construction first in ‘tackling modern slavery’

‘To take action against modern slavery’, Kier claims to be UK’s first contractor to train its Mental Health First Aiders (MHFAs) to spot the signs of modern slavery and exploitation.

Specialist diagnostic facility handed over at the Royal Brompton

Kier has handed over Royal Brompton Hospital’s new diagnostic centre (formerly known as the imaging centre) for Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

Future-proofed’ orthopaedic facility delivered

George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton has acquired an additional modular building from Wernick Buildings, to fulfil the demands for orthopaedic procedures.

£700 m to support the NHS, ‘as public urged to do their bit’

Hospitals across England will benefit from £700 m overall to expand wards, install modular theatres, and upgrade outpatient spaces and MRI and screening technology, to help reduce waiting lists, the Department of Health & Social Care has announced.

Bespoke lighting for expanded Chelsea & Westminster facilities

Zumtobel Group, with its lighting brands, Zumtobel, Thorn, and acdc Lighting, has organised and supplied the concept and design, and supplied the lighting and controls for, a new Critical Care Unit (CCU) at London’s Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

Remote designed and built data centre installed at Norwich site

Secure I.T. Environments, a UK design and build specialist for modular, containerised, and micro data centres, has handed over its latest ModCel containerised data centre to Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH).

Former Finance Director takes over as MAT MD

Barry McCurdy (pictured right), formerly Finance Director at Medical Air Technology, has taken over as Managing Director from Steve Stott (left), who has decided to ‘step back a little’ after 13 years at the helm, and becomes chairman.

Endoscopy facility project win for MTX follows earlier success

MTX, which previously delivered an A&E extension and additional office space at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn, has won a further contract from Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust to build it a new endoscopy unit.

Campaign launched to ‘tackle injustices’ in construction industry

A new campaign to tackle work-related rights within the construction industry is launched this month (November), as experts say they fear ‘workers’ rights are being dismissed’.

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