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November 30, 2017

Master plumber accolade achieved by Pegler Yorkshire employee

Master plumber accolade achieved by Pegler Yorkshire employee Published:  17 March, 2016 An employee of Pegler Yorkshire has received the accolade of Master Plumber from the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE). Shaun Burrows, from South Yorkshire has been employed by Pegler Yorkshire for over six years as

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Couch Perry Wilkes Engineering Consultants for Nottingham Trent University Building

Nottingham Trent University has unveiled their completed multi-million-pound science facility. The Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Center, or ISTeC, is facility that is located at the University’s Clifton campus and will offer state-of-the-art facilities for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as other research scientists. The new two-storey building has been

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Lustalux Delivers Stand Out Signeage to Salford Quays Project

Lustalux, the window film and signage experts have recently revealed their completed work on the new Boat Shed, which is a regeneration project that has taken place in Salford Quays. The Boat Shed project property developers were Urban Splash and appointed Lustalux while creating a space that aims to stay

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Salix Homes Residents Work Together to Clean up Local Area

Salix Homes, the multiple award winning social housing provider has been supporting the work to clear nearly 5 tonnes of rubbish from the streets of Salford. The housing association has been working to support community clean-ups on the Whit Lane Estate in Charlestown. There has also been clear up projects

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November 30, 2017

Master plumber accolade achieved by Pegler Yorkshire employee

Master plumber accolade achieved by Pegler Yorkshire employee Published:  17 March, 2016 An employee of Pegler Yorkshire has received the accolade of Master Plumber from the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE). Shaun Burrows, from South Yorkshire has been employed by Pegler Yorkshire for over six years as a technical support engineer advising end users, installers and specifiers on the technical aspects of the company’s products and providing onsite training on the installation, servicing and commissioning of products. The award is given to individuals who can show their long-term commitment to the industry. It takes into account personal and professional development, the execution of knowledge in the work place and recognises ‘excellence in the art, craft, science and practice of plumbing’. “We offer our warmest congratulations to Mr Burrows on this amazing accolade and thank him for his continued hard work and commitment to this ever changing role,” said Phill Jackson, marketing and business development director at Pegler. “His hard work and dedication to his trade has paid dividends recognising his technical expertise in a variety of fields associated with plumbing and heating.” Furthermore, the award, combined with Mr Burrows’s ever growing list of credentials, brings enhanced benefits for Pegler Yorkshire, building confidence for customers safe in the knowledge that advice given, work carried out and services offered are supported with a comprehensive knowledge of both the product and plumbing systems as well as current regulations and standards. Not only a Master Plumber, Mr Burrows is also a registered Gas Safe and Water Safe engineer, a Water Industry Approved Plumbers Scheme (WIAPS) registered installer, as well as a member of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) and Engineer Council and the Commissioning Specialists Association (CSA). The award is open to plumbers enrolled on the Register of Plumbers. It was inaugurated by the Worshipful Company of Plumbers in July 1886 and maintained by the CIPHE since January 1970. Successful candidates must be able to provide evidence of achieving a satisfactory level of technical knowledge in vocational education and be registered with the Engineering Council. A panel of representatives formed from the CIPHE and Worshipful Company of Plumbers then assess all applications, including independent references, prior to awarding the Master Plumber certificate. Source link

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High-voltage cable system to enable renewable energy supply from Hornsea Project One offshore wind farm

ABB has won an order worth more than $250 million from Danish energy company DONG Energy to deliver a 220-kilovolt (kV) high-voltage cable system that will connect the Hornsea Project One Offshore Wind Farm in the North Sea to the UK mainland grid. This is the third project that ABB will execute for DONG Energy, following the Burbo Bank Extension and Walney Extension links in the Irish Sea.   Hornsea Project One will be the world’s largest capacity offshore wind farm, capable of generating 1.2 gigawatts of renewable energy and bringing clean electricity to well over one million UK households. ABB will supply alternating current (AC) submarine cable systems for the Eastern and Western circuit, which will transmit power across a distance of around 120 kilometers from the wind farm to the east coast of the UK. The over 400-square-kilometer wind farm will contribute to a significant increase in the production of clean power from offshore wind. This will reaffirm the UK’s position as the world’s leading offshore wind power contributor and take the country closer to its target of achieving 30 percent of its total energy production from renewable sources by 2020 and reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The wind farm connection is scheduled for commissioning in 2019. “High-voltage cable links are playing a key role in transmitting clean power to millions of people, efficiently and reliably” said Claudio Facchin, president of ABB’s Power Grids division. “This is another example of how ABB technologies enable the integration of renewable energy and lower environmental impact, a key element of the company’s Next Level strategy.” “Hornsea Project One is record-breaking in terms of scale of energy production, physical size and its distance from shore, and we have worked together with ABB to find the best technical and commercial solutions. This joint approach has helped create the right solutions for this large and challenging project and has also enabled us to drive the lifetime costs in the right direction for the next generation of offshore wind sites” said Duncan Clark, Programme Director for Hornsea Project One at DONG Energy. “We look forward to continuing to work together with the ABB on the safe and timely execution of the project.” Source link

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Couch Perry Wilkes Engineering Consultants for Nottingham Trent University Building

Nottingham Trent University has unveiled their completed multi-million-pound science facility. The Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Center, or ISTeC, is facility that is located at the University’s Clifton campus and will offer state-of-the-art facilities for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as other research scientists. The new two-storey building has been designed to feature laboratories to be used for bioscience as well as computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, robotics, sport science and engineering. The newly built facility also has a specialist robot arena that can be used for the research of humanoid and other robots as well as testing suites for exercise, food and nutrition. The M&E consultancy company, Couch Perry Wilkes has been acting as the lead designer of this project while also working as the mechanical and electrical engineering design consultants. Maber architects was appointed to design the building. The Science and Technology Centre constructed at Nottingham Trent University has been constructed in order to help students improve their practical skills while also helping to improve their knowledge of the workplace while working to bring together STEM subjects, that can lead to collaboration and learning in these different disciplines encouraged. Nottingham Trent University have received £5 million in funding towards the costs of this building project from the Higher Education Funding Council for England. This funding has been granted in recognition of the importance of teaching and learning with in STEM subjects. These new facilities are an important development for the University’s school of Science and Technology as it will supply state of the art facilities to help with project based learning in order to help to excite and challenge students in order to better prepare them for jobs in science and technology. The newly constructed building has been officially opened by Dame Judith Hackitt DBE, the former chair of the UK Health and Safety Executive. Dame Judith is also the current chair of the Engineering Employers Federation.

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Lustalux Delivers Stand Out Signeage to Salford Quays Project

Lustalux, the window film and signage experts have recently revealed their completed work on the new Boat Shed, which is a regeneration project that has taken place in Salford Quays. The Boat Shed project property developers were Urban Splash and appointed Lustalux while creating a space that aims to stay ahead of the market and going above and beyond expectations while also looking to create a range of incredible spaces that come together to form fantastic buildings. Lustalux is a Lancashire-based team and were hired in order to bring together the architect’s vision to life with the use of hand painted wall signage as well as Contra-Vision window film on the exterior of the Salford Quays building. The window film and signage experts also worked on the project to install totem signage that can be found throughout the premises. Richard Lancaster is a Director at Lustalux and has said that is has been a great opportunity for the company to display a range of different skills. The company worked with an urban commercial artist and mural painter in order to create the outlines of the giant numbers on the sides of the buildings then used exterior grade paint in order to fill in the outlines. Previously the building was a tired 1990s style red brick facade building. Following the Boat Shed development now has flexible working spaces and has already proved to be popular, with several tenants already secured including Lupo, Environmental Services Design, Care UK, Training Room and Consumer Reclaim. The development has been designed by R2 Architecture and the director has praised the Lustalux team for being proactive and easy to work with during this project. Lustalux have been brilliant on this development and helped to bring the designs for the Boat Shed to life. Hopefully, the work by Lustalux at Salford Quays will lead to further projects in the future.

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Skanska and PTSG Awarded Multi-Million City of London Corporation Cleaning Contract

Skanska and PTSG has joined together in order to win a five-year high-level cleaning project for the City of London Corporation. The two companies have been awarded this contract following a successful collaborative tender. This extensive contract was awarded to the project development and construction group Skanska and will be delivered by the Premier Technical Services Group PLC, or PTSG. The contract will consist of a variety of different high-level cleaning projects and will involve maintenance to the capital’s most iconic buildings PTSG, the specialist services provider will carry out work such as gutter cleaning, which will require a range of high-level access methods such as abseiling, MEWP and rope access that will allow workers to reach even the most challenging of areas and buildings. Most of the cleaning services that will be delivered as a part of this contract will be performed by operatives using skyvacs in order to carefully clean the gutters and downpipes, while also working to remove any debris that has been built up over time. Skanska and PTSG have been working together as a collaborative team for a number of years now and have benefitted from an exceptional working ethos. Skanska has selected the specialist services provider for a number of their high-profile facilities management contracts and have expressed their intention to continue to work for them as a part of their commitment to deliver excellent customer service. The cleaning and maintenance contract has been awarded as a part of the City of London Corporation’s £4.6 million contract awarded to Skanska and PTSG includes a scheme of work that helps to clear blocked guttering before it can lead to flood damage, damp and water ingress, problems that would be much costlier to repair. This contract is an addition to Skanska’s impressive portfolio of Facilities Management sector clients.

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Salix Homes Residents Work Together to Clean up Local Area

Salix Homes, the multiple award winning social housing provider has been supporting the work to clear nearly 5 tonnes of rubbish from the streets of Salford. The housing association has been working to support community clean-ups on the Whit Lane Estate in Charlestown. There has also been clear up projects held around Duchy Road, with residents working together in these areas in order to clear the neighbourhoods of old furniture, dumped rubbish and other fly-tipped waste. Helping in this tremendous clean-up effort, more than 20 local children worked to help, getting involved in the clearing of two tonnes of waste from the area. The neighbourhood manager for Duchy, Kersal and Langworthy from Salix Homes, Mick Walsh has said that it is great to see so many children getting involved in the clean-up of their community. The dedication that has been shown by children and adults alike in this clean-up session has showed just how important it is to maintain a clean community environment, and how this action can bring a community closer together. The children that got involved in this project were rewarded for all of their hard work and enthusiasm with some fruit bags that have been donated by McDonalds. In Charlestown, the residents and staff from Salix Homes worked together in order to clear away two and a half tonnes of rubbish, leaves and other debris from the Whit Lane estate area. It has been great to see how many people came out to tidy up their community, and make it a better place to live. Salix Homes has issued a thanks to everyone who came out to lend a hand at both sites. The valuable time that has been given to help support the community will have environmental benefits as well as keeping community relations strong and create more of a sense of belonging in the residents.

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Evans Property and University of York Lease Premises at Kimberlow Hill Retail Park

Evans Property Group has announced that in partnership with the University of York they have secured a series of lettings located at Kimberlow Hill Retail Park at Kimberlow Rise near to the University of York Heslington East Campus. these lettings are a part of plans to develop this campus and provide a new Medical Centre, retail parade and convenience store in order to serve the growing campus needs as well as offering new facilities for the local community. The Kimberlow Hill Retail Park is located in the suburb of Heslington, in the east of York and on the edge of the University campus. The retail element of the of this new leasing is expected to be completed at some point this month and it is predicted that the space will be open in early 2018. The new Medical Centre will be run by Unity Health and is also expected to open in March 2018, this facility extends 20,000 sq. ft. and will then attract around 75,000 visitors each year. This leasing will also lead to the creation of a 4,500 sq. ft. convenience store that will be operating as a NISA Local, there will also be a lineup of retailers open at the retail park including Subway and Greggs. The close partnership that has been formed between Evans and the University of York has already led to the creation of three award-winning student residences and facilities which have created 2000 beds, the result of £100 million of investment. The Heslington East area of York has witnessed a significant growth in recent years, with the development of new academic and residential space as well as a new sports village with a swimming pool, all-weather pitches, outdoor cycle track and velodrome as well as a fitness suite and studios.

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Stephen George + Partners Win Metro Maintenance and Renewals Skills Centre Building Contract

One of the leading architectural practices in the UK, Stephen George + Partners has won the contract to build the new Metro Maintenance and Renewals Skills Centre that will be located in South Shields. The Architectural firm will be carrying out this project for client, Nexus and the work has been valued at £8 million. This is a vital regeneration project that aims to bring new skills and employment into the region. The design that has been submitted by Stephen George + Partners, or SGP portrays a single three storey building that will feature a training centre and light maintenance facility. It has been said that in terms of the architecture of the proposed building, the design will help to unify the development as the training centre will wrapped around the light maintenance area. Other comments on the design have also included that by vertically stacking the accommodation the reception and the break out areas can overlook the main entrance and helped to keep the classroom, meeting and engineering activities separated over different floors.   SGP worked with the contractor Galliford Try Infrastructure in order to develop the 33,500 sq. ft. single building option that could be constructed while meeting the client’s operational requirements and budget. This single building design has created a range of efficiencies for the design and has then therefore optimised the requirements for the foundations, structure, stairs, lifts and site clearance. In terms of meeting the operational requirements of the Nexus, the management of a single building as opposed to two offers operational cost savings. The creation of the new Metro Maintenance and Renewals Skills Centre is a flagship construction for the region and also an innovative project for SGP’s developing Transport Sector Portfolio. The existing maintenance is currently carried out in a different region, therefore, with the creation of a new training centre will allow for the skilled work that is engendered by this significant investment to be produced and allow the Metro network to move back into the area.

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