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Gilberts Helps Papworth Deliver Healthy Performance
The new Royal Papworth Hospital is set to achieve the highest energy efficiency, sustainability rating yet awarded to a UK hospital, helped in part through Gilberts Blackpool. Designed by HOK, and built by Skanska, the new building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus has an EPC target rating of B, and is constructed to allow reconfiguration of the building from the initial 3,065m² up to 10,960m², to ensure its fitness for purpose in the long...Read More
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Grundfos Pumps - A Wine for all Seasons
Wine making is one of the oldest professions in the world, as its origins can be traced back to c. 6000 BC, to the ancient tribes of China. Italian wine can trace its history back nearly as far to 4000 BC. Over the years, it has built up a great reputation for both the quality and variety that it offers its dedicated global consumers today. One such recent example of this continuing success can be found in a production plant outside Verona...Read More
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Monodraught - Harrogate Civic HQ Regional Finalist in Civic Design Awards
The new civic headquarters for Harrogate Borough Council have been credited as a regional finalist in the 2019 Selwyn Goldsmith Awards for Universal Design and Civic Trust Awards. The new council offices were designed by Yorkshire based architects Farrell & Clark. Operating from a 1930s headquarters building and four administration offices, Harrogate Borough Councils’ brief was to provide a single site for staff, councillors and the...Read More
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Pilkington - Advanced Glazing Helps New Slimming World HQ...
With its newly extended headquarters in Alfreton, Derbyshire, weight-loss organisation Slimming World wanted to create a landmark building for the brand that would both provide an ideal working and training space for its people and deliver excellent environmental performance. Glazing plays a key role in the £8.5 million scheme, both aesthetically and in terms of its use of energy. At the heart of the building is a large atrium with...Read More
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Uponor - The Facts Around Underfloor Heating
All Uponor underfloor heating pipework systems come equipped with a 25 year guarantee, as we are extremely confident you will not experience any issues with regards to leaks. Before the pipe is distributed, rigorous testing takes place at our state of the art manufacturing facility to ensure it meets the highest standards. As a bit of advice, we do recommend that all plumbing joints at the manifold and flow and return should be...Read More
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Uniflair - Visit Uniflair at Tuesday 26th February 2019
Uniflair are delighted to be sponsoring the DATACENTRE.ME Design and Build Networking Event in Central London on Tuesday 26th Feb, 5-9pm. The exact location will be provided upon registration, which is completely free. Come and join us for an informal chat with *free* beer and nibbles. We’ll also have a prize draw for a pair of weekend hospitality tickets to a 2019 British Superbikes event. is *the* data...Read More
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SSQ - The General, City of Bristol, Del Carmen, First Grade
The General Hospital Bristol was first opened in mid XIX century and was a working hospital up until its closure in 2012. Following significant bomb damage during World War II, the majority of the pitched and mansard roofs including the ogee dome were converted to flat roofs. The building was awarded Grade II listing in 1977 in recognition for its special historic and architectural heritage. Over the past years the building complex...Read More
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AEI Cables - Why Third-Party Approval is Critical for MV Cables
As the demand for power increases in the UK and further afield for domestic, industrial and commercial uses, so the need for reliable power generation, transmission, and distribution using Medium Voltage cables has risen with it. Graham Turner of AEI Cables looks at the future. The demands for power has never been greater, with the explosion of development in towns and cities across the UK and the growth of industrial development...Read More
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Catnic - How Can You Benefit From CLASS?
Lintel scheduling is an effective way of identifying all the required lintels for a project - allowing for ease of installation throughout the development, with a clear, precise description of each lintel, including its location, price and delivery time. The success of a project can only be assessed on the strength of its core components, and correct specification of structural elements such as lintels is crucial in the initial design phase. If a lintel...Read More
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VEKA Group Saves Enough Energy to Power a Village!
After a four-day audit, industry-leading systems supplier VEKA Group was awarded the International Standard ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems. 2018 alone saw enough energy saved to power 750 average-sized houses for a full year. MD Dave Jones explains: “We’re very proud to have seen our hard work in this area recognised, but the certification is by no means the ‘end point’, rather, an important milestone in our continuous...Read More
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Purus Publish Mini Series Floor Gully Maintenance Instructions
Purus, the Swedish manufacturer of floor gullies and drainage solutions for wetrooms and level-access shower areas, have recently launched their new Mini Series floor gully maintenance instructions. The instructions provide a comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide for how to maintain and clean the NOOD no-odour water traps in their Minimax and Mini Brage floor gullies. Purus’ Mini Series range incorporates a NOOD no-odour...Read More
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Piller - The Future of UPS for Data Centres? It’s Been with us for Quite Some Time
Data centres are getting larger - and that trend is set to continue. Demands for increased profitability, better operational reliability and environmental concerns are key considerations for data centre design - and these demands have a strong bearing on the design of uninterruptible and backup power supply for data centres. There is much evidence to suggest that state-of-the-art rotary systems are much better suited to the...Read More
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