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Gilberts (Blackpool) - Helping Make a Positive Contribution to Environment
The Combined College Boathouse on the banks of the River Cam is now contributing towards its environment - including its use of sustainable strategies. The new facility, for the Combined Cambridge Colleges of King’s, Selwyn and Churchill, together with Leys School, has been designed by RHP, to simultaneously deliver a building that met - or exceeded - the latest Standards, but also enhanced the character of its location...Read More
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Bilco Products Help Launch New Era for Historic Lighthouse Building
The distinctive, recently restored Lighthouse building in Kings Cross, London, has recently been fitted with a range of Bilco products to ensure that it will be safe for all who use it. These include a Bilco S-50T roof access hatch, a BL-S-WH2 vertical ladder with safety cage and five additional vertical ladders. Each ladder has been fitted with Bilco’s LadderUp® safety post which enables users to maintain the essential three points of...Read More
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Piller - Largest & Greenest University Hospital in Europe Trusts its Power to Piller
After 6 years of construction, the SEK 14.5 billion New Karolinska Solna (NKS) University Hospital and International Center for Life Sciences has opened its first phase of the hospital and is anticipating receiving its first patients by the end of November. NKS is the largest, and the first public private partnership (PPP) hospital in the Nordic region, built by a consortium led by Skanska and UK infrastructure investment group Innisfree...Read More
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Construction Specialties - Modular Entrance Matting for The Mailbox Shopping...
The Mailbox is one of Birmingham’s premier shopping and lifestyle destinations, with exclusive stores, restaurants, café bars, hotels and 24 hour parking. After undergoing a £50 million redevelopment scheme in 2015, the centre has expanded its public areas, and revamped the interior, to improve the experience at the high-end shopping destination. As part of the redevelopment scheme, C/S supplied a collection of high-end...Read More
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Pilkington Planar™ makes a Powerful Impression in Washington DC Building
The atrium of a commercial building is one of its key selling points. It is often its first impression with prospective investors, tenants and other visitors, so it needs to impress. It was with this in mind that developer Boston Properties and architect Duda Paine Architects specified the 10-storey, almost-35-metre-tall glass façade that fronts the atrium at its landmark 601 Massachusetts Avenue project in downtown Washington DC ...Read More
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Taylor Maxwell - Impact™ - Byrom Point Liverpool
A brand new student accommodation block clad in limestone is a worthy addition to the architecturally significant World Heritage site that surrounds Liverpool’s dock. Liverpool architects Falconer Chester Hall were commissioned to design a 390-bed student accommodation and retail development on Byrom Street in Liverpool. The design was for two blocks at 12 and 14 storeys, joined by a bridge at the top level of the lower tower...Read More
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TORMAX Delivers Four Star Welcome to Hotel Guests
As part of a programme of extensive renovation, TORMAX was specified to install a four-wing automatic revolving door to the main entrance of the four-star Grosvenor Pulford Hotel, Chester. Blending seamlessly with the eighteenth century building, the new revolving door successfully combines the elegance of a by-gone era with the convenience and welcome luxury of an automatic entrance. Driven by the technologically...Read More
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Kingspan Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation Supports Luxury Development in London
The Kooltherm FM Pipe Insulation System from Kingspan Industrial Insulation has been installed on the exclusive Fitzroy Place development in Fitzrovia, London W1. The Exemplar development, master planned by Sheppard Robson, has been constructed around the first new square in the W1 area for over 100 years. Fitzroy Place comprises 235 stylish residences, luxury stores, a restaurant and top quality office space...Read More
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Emerson Network Power - Latest Innovations in UPS Battery Technology...
The life expectancy of lead acid batteries fluctuates significantly depending on their environment. Increases in temperature is a significant factor whilst also maintenance and monitoring of batteries are essential in conjunction with regular testing. Understanding how to safely maintain and manage UPS batteries can not only prolong battery life, but it can help prevent costly downtime. Additionally, recycling at the end...Read More
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Advanced - Latest Projects During September 2016
Hat Trick - This is the third unit from an order of four to be supplied to a national kitchen manufacturer. This 20 foot acoustic container houses a Cummins 825Kva diesel generator - under the container is a double skinned 5,000 litre bulk fuel tank. All now on the way for site install. Estate Power - When the owner of a large country house in the south of England could not get through his electric gates due to a local grid power cut, he came to...Read More
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Dimplex - Put an End to Cold Workspaces with the Dimplex Pro Series Twin Turbo...
Dimplex announces the DXTT3 Pro Series Twin Turbo Ceramic Workshop Fan Heater, with a unique design that frees up workspace whilst delivering safe, comfortable heat for chilly workshops and garages. With its eye-catching twin fan design and robust steel case, the DXTT3 Twin Turbo is a compact portable electric fan heater that can be used free-standing or wall-mounted to save floor space in a packed workshop. The heater...Read More
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Clos-o-Mat - Portsmouth International Port Delivers Safe Harbour for Special Needs...
Portsmouth International Port has become the most accessible major sea hub in the UK with the opening of a "life-changing" toilet. The Port is the first major sea travel hub in the country to open a Space to Change specialist toilet and changing facility, which delivers the space and equipment needed by potentially five million people with complex needs*. Enhancing a conventional wheelchair-accessible toilet, the Space to Change...Read More
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Lighting Styles - Pine Cone Pendant - A Bold Design for your Home
A fantastic light feature for your home, business or retail area adding bold style and a designer look. Designed in Denmark this fabulous pine cone style pendant features a layered formation of angular leaves. A fantastic price for a stylish and attractive pendant. Available in a variety of colours choose blue, green, gold, copper, black, white and silver there is definitely going to be one to suit your decor and mood. Constructed from...Read More
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Marshall-Tufflex Invests in Sales Team
Cable management market-leader Marshall-Tufflex has strengthened its sales team with the appointment of two new personnel. David Burt has been recruited as Contract & Specification Account Manager for the North and will be working closely with electrical contractors, specifiers and consultants to provide cable management solutions for a variety of commercial and industrial projects. He has worked in the industry for 34 years...Read More
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