Property

Gateshead Powerhouse Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has completed construction of one of the North East region’s first energy centres in Gateshead, which will generate and supply heat and power for homes, businesses and public buildings across Gateshead Town Centre.   The innovative scheme, called the Gateshead District Energy Centre, will provide locals with cheaper power and heat whilst also reducing demand on the national grid. Balfour Beatty constructed this complex

Commercial Property London

Improving the capital’s infrastructure – through Crossrail 2, a new runway at Heathrow and East London river crossings – is key to the city’s future success and ability to compete, according to the latest CBI/CBRE London Business Survey.   Over eight in ten (84%) of London’s companies see Crossrail 2 as being central to the capital’s successful expansion. Meanwhile, a similar number of firms (80%) think sticking to the Government’s

Land Securities sell The Printworks - JLL DTZ

Land Securities today announces that it has completed the sale of The Printworks, Manchester to DTZ Investors for £108 million.   Redeveloped and reopened in 2000, The Printworks is the premier Manchester city centre leisure destination, covering 368,770 sq ft over four floors. The landmark site is anchored by the 20 screen Odeon cinema, which houses the only IMAX screen in Manchester.  In addition, there are 17 food and drink

Engie - Nationwide IoT network reaches 95% coverage

At UnaBiz’s inaugural UnaDay, ENGIE, Sigfox and UnaBiz today jointly announced that they have reached an important milestone in the deployment of the first Internet of Things (IoT) network in Singapore, achieving 95 percent outdoor coverage across the island.   This network, which is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia, will help improve energy efficiency, facility management and customer-centred solutions for businesses in the region with the capacity

Balfour Beatty BIM4 Highways

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, welcomed over 70 industry specialists to its head office in Canary Wharf, London, last week to launch the BIM4 Highways Group which will look to understand the benefits and challenges of implementing BIM (Building Information Modelling) Level 2 in the Road and Highways sectors.  The launch saw discussion of the group’s mission, activities undertaken so far and goals for 2017 and beyond. It also

Severn Trent Emcor News

Leading facilities management provider EMCOR UK is delighted to announce it has been awarded a contract by water utilities company Severn Trent to provide total facilities management services across, 450 (est.) sites of its property portfolio in the UK, including office and operational facilities. The contract commenced January 2017, and is for a duration of three years. This is the third water utilities company contract awarded to EMCOR UK in

SWG PPP Survey

Service Works Group (SWG), has today announced the launch of a new survey, exploring the operational phase of PPP (public-private partnership) projects, in collaboration with leading industry journal, Partnerships Bulletin and its sister publication, P3 Bulletin.   The survey is now live and is open to industry professionals to gather insight and identify trends on the optimisation of operational and contractual procedures for future PPP projects. PPP contracts now play

Commercial Property London

Despite some concern surrounding potential relocation of companies based in the UK, demand from overseas buyers was up notably across all areas of the market in Q4 2016. Demand increased for a second straight quarter with the growth in enquiries gaining momentum, as 21% more respondents saw a rise in demand in Q4 up from 9% more in Q3. Foreign investment also saw a rebound, with the weaker exchange rate

FMVoice CBRE Retail Rates

UK prime commercial property rental values increased by 0.4% in the final quarter of 2016, the lowest quarterly growth in 2016, according to CBRE’s latest Prime Rent and Yield Monitor. Prime yields remained relatively stable across the main sectors in Q4. Prime rents grew by 3.7% over 2016 as a whole, down on growth in 2015 of 5.0%, with Q1 and Q2 making the most significant impact on the full

FMVoice London Bridge City Estates

Following a competitive tender process, Platinum Facilities Maintenance Services has been awarded a significant contract with London Bridge City (LBC). Encompassing eight buildings across two individual estates, covering an area of approximately 1.6 million sq. ft. of mixed commercial office space, Platinum will service all mechanical, electrical and fabric assets within the SE1 building portfolio.  The London Bridge City property portfolio sits between London Bridge and Tower Bridge and includes