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Telling Architectural - Nine Elms Project
It is hailed as the “last piece of the central London jigsaw” set to complete the exciting redevelopment of the city’s South Bank area. With the high profile aim of creating an “ultra-modern” destination, the multi-billion pound Nine Elms project not only features state-of-the-art elements, but many unparalleled ones too. With a cutting edge goal at the forefront, Telling Architectural was engaged to support the international design team behind the...Read More
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Pentair Completes Raychem 40-Year Anniversary Campaign with Formula E Finale
Pentair’s Thermal Building Solutions reached the finish line of its Raychem 40-year anniversary campaign with the final Formula E race in London in June 2015. The campaign started in September 2014 and was dedicated to Pentair’s innovative self-regulating technology under its established Raychem brand. Pentair coincided this with the Formula E races worldwide and held events, online games, competitions and promotions to develop...Read More
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Monodraught - Piran Meadows Park Wins LABC Best Small Commercial Building...
The awards acknowledge the essence of good buildings and demonstrate the strong partnership between Building Control and customers in a positive way to innovate and provide creative solutions. Project name: Piran Meadows Resort & Spa, Newquay, Cornwall Project team: Phelan Construction Ltd, NBDA Ltd, Darwin PIM Local Authority Building Control: Plymouth & Cornwall Building Control Partnership. Phelan Construction completed...Read More
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Selectaglaze - Grade II Listed Peterborough Property
Set amid four and half acres of land stands a stunning Grade II Listed property in Peterborough. Built for W Lawrence Clark of the Peace for the Liberty of Peterborough between 1841 and 1847, it has since had some fascinating owners as well as visitors. During 1901-1996 the house belonged to the Hartley family and was the childhood home for novelist L.P. Hartley whose most recognized novel is ‘The Go-Between’. Due to the grandiose...Read More
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Grundfos put Science on a Firm Footing
Lund University is one of Northern Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning. It consistently ranks in the world’s top 100 universities. Contained within it, is the MAX IV laboratory that currently supports 1000+ scientists a year that are undertaking research into areas such as: material science, biotechnology, medicine, energy and the environment. Next year will be an important one for the facility as a new super microscope...Read More
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Schneider Electric & Cisco Partner to Build Resilient Control System Networks
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has today announced a partnership with worldwide leader in networking, Cisco, to bring advanced networking and control system technologies to its customers. Cisco is focused on helping transform industrial customers by connecting people, processes, data and things. Schneider Electric will leverage the proven technologies from Cisco to help deliver its...Read More
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ARDEX Helps the Heroes with Recovery Centre Refurb
Help for Heroes is a British charity launched in 2007 which aims to provide lifelong support to wounded, injured an sick British service personnel. Tedworth House is one of four recovery centres run by Help for Heroes which is part of the Defence Recovery Capability programme. Tedworth House recovery centre is a fully adapted facility with rooms for sport, education, relaxation and socialising. It is also home to the Phoenix Centre, a state of the art...Read More
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Space Air Offers Special Anniversary Discounts
August 1st 2015 saw Space Airconditioning plc celebrating its 35th Anniversary. In recognition of this milestone event, the UK Daikin distributor is offering a special 35th Anniversary promotion on selected Daikin split, multi and SkyAir systems purchased using the Space Air online facility between 1st and 31st August 2015. Customers using Space Air’s online purchasing system can already benefit from an extra 5% discount when payment...Read More
   
Mitsubishi Electric - Rowans Primary Wins School Eco Competition
A Welwyn Garden City primary school has just been announced as the winner of the first annual Mitsubishi Electric Eco School Competition. The national competition, which was created by Mitsubishi Electric under its educational ‘The Learning Curve’ programme, was open to all schools and also Scouts, Brownies, Guides, Beavers, Cubs and any other youth groups who are committed to raising environmental awareness...Read More
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ABB Wins $450 Million Order for Norway-UK HVDC Interconnection
ABB, a global power and automation technology leader, has won an order worth about $450 million to link the power grids of the United Kingdom and Norway, increasing security of power supply for both countries and supporting the integration of more renewable wind and hydroelectric power into their networks. The order was placed by Statnett, the state-owned network operator in Norway, and National Grid, an international electricity and gas utility...Read More
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Fläkt Woods Celebrates 60 Years with BSRIA
Fläkt Woods joined in with BSRIA’s 60 year anniversary celebrations at the House of Lords in June. Representatives from over 100 of BSRIA’s members attended the event, which was hosted by Lord O’Neill of Clackmannan, a previous chairman of the BSRIA Briefing. Lord O’Neill, together with Tom Smith, BSRIA’s chairman, presented a commemorative plaque to 22 founding members of BSRIA that have retained their membership since then, including...Read More
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Danfoss - Mandatory ESOS Legislation Spells Gain - Not Pain - for 10,000 UK...
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) will provide significant long term energy and costs savings to the estimated 10,000 organisations affected by this mandatory legislation. ESOS applies to companies which have more than 250 employees or an annual turnover exceeding 50 million euros. The legislation requires companies who meet this criteria have an energy audit completed by 5th December 2015 deadline. Participants must then...Read More
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Waterloo Air Products - Constructing Excellence London & the South East Awards...
Last night's awards brought with it yet another year of strong contenders for each of the individual categories. Dressed to impress each entrant waited fervently for the announcement on who had won each award. It is with pride that Waterloo Air Products plc, as sponsors of the Integration and Collaborative Working award, can announce that ProCure21plus with their project on Repeatable Rooms, won the award in question. The Managing...Read More
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Xpelair Digitemp Provides Simple Solution for Office Block Conversion
Xpelair’s Digitemp, a unique cooling, heating and dehumidification system requiring no external installation, is providing the ideal solution for social business, Midlands Together CIC, on its latest project to convert a 1970s office block into 23 studio apartments. Part of a programme of refurbishment projects by Midlands Together to create jobs for ex-offenders, the 1970s concrete and brick built multi-storey structure in Birmingham has...Read More
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