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October 12, 2020

Glencar gets ready for further growth with trio of high-profile appointments

Operations Team has been strengthened significantly with the hire of three new, experienced Operations Directors with immediate effect. Glencar, an expanding construction company specialising in the warehouse/industrial, logistics/distribution, life science, pharmaceutical, tech and manufacturing sectors has today announced the appointment of three new Operations Directors to its rapidly expanding team.

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KEYLAND LAUNCHES ‘HIDDEN HOME’ TO MARKET

Former Service Reservoir With Planning Consent For Exceptional Home. Keyland Developments Ltd, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister company to Yorkshire Water, has appointed Harvey Burns & Co to bring to market a former service reservoir with planning consent in place for the creation of a high

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Nottingham Castle Construction Completed

Nottingham Castle Construction Completed

Nottingham Castle is a step closer to becoming a world-class visitor destination and heritage site following the completion of major improvement works. As part of the £30m transformation of Nottingham Castle – specialist restoration works and a brand-new visitors centre has now been handed over by Midlands contractor G F

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The Piece Hall in Halifax Secures Grant

The Piece Hall in Halifax Secures Grant

Halifax’s The Piece Hall Trust has secured almost £1 million from the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. 445 organisations will share £103 million, including The Piece Hall, to help restart vital reconstruction work and maintenance on heritage sites, keeping venues open and

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How to Choose Outdoor Solar Motion Sensor Light

Using solar lights that have a motion sensor installed is an effective way to detect any activity outside of your home as it instantly shines a light on the person or object. But before making a choice there are certain things that need to be considered. Paying attention to the

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BDC 319 : Aug 2024

October 12, 2020

Glencar gets ready for further growth with trio of high-profile appointments

Operations Team has been strengthened significantly with the hire of three new, experienced Operations Directors with immediate effect. Glencar, an expanding construction company specialising in the warehouse/industrial, logistics/distribution, life science, pharmaceutical, tech and manufacturing sectors has today announced the appointment of three new Operations Directors to its rapidly expanding team. Formerly with other leading industrial and logistics focussed contractors the experienced trio of Chris Looney, Darren Turner and Nick Lakin have been brought in to expand Glencar’s dynamic young team and to continue to deliver the highest standards for customers and end-users. All three appointments bring a considerable amount of experience and expertise from within the construction industry and are highly skilled in industrial and commercial construction and fit-out, value engineering, cost management, project control and programme management. Speaking about the appointments, Glencar Managing Director Eddie McGillycuddy Said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Chris, Darren and Nick into the business who come with an outstanding pedigree and will help us to reinforce our offering in core areas in which we operate and the type of projects we are delivering. With further controlled growth on the horizon and a strong order book for the next 18 months we are resourcing carefully for the future and happy to have recruited three outstanding individuals who very closely share our values and strong focus on customer service, best-in-class project delivery and growing our capability”. So far this year Glencar has secured and delivered new projects valued at more than £100 million for several new and valued repeat Blue Chip customers. This includes several high-profile projects including most notably the new £75M Vaccines Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC) in Harwell which Glencar has been entrusted to deliver and is being fast-tracked to bring the facility on line early so that it can provide an emergency response capability for the UK against the fight against Covid-19. For further information about VMIC visit: https://www.vmicuk.com/

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KEYLAND LAUNCHES ‘HIDDEN HOME’ TO MARKET

Former Service Reservoir With Planning Consent For Exceptional Home. Keyland Developments Ltd, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister company to Yorkshire Water, has appointed Harvey Burns & Co to bring to market a former service reservoir with planning consent in place for the creation of a high design home in Bardsey, West Yorkshire. Keyland has secured planning approval for the retention and conversion of the existing former service reservoir, which sits on 1 acre of brownfield land on Wike Ridge between the villages of Bardsey and East Keswick, into a single home. The proposed stunning residential property has been designed to sit discreetly within the existing footprint of the reservoir but to also offer panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. This ‘hidden home’ will be sold with planning permission in place. The former Yorkshire Water site is anticipated to attract high levels of interest due to its unique positioning and the scope for the creation of a unique design-led home. Sites such as these from Keyland’s residential portfolio offer buyers the chance to create a home unlike any other, with other exemplar projects including the conversion of the former water tower in Pannal. Beth McQue, Development Planner at Keyland Developments Ltd, said; “This site is an exciting opportunity to create a ‘Grand Designs’ style home which is truly unique in its construction and location. Blending into its surroundings, whilst also preserving the location through the repurposing of this former service reservoir, this property will provide its residents with breath-taking views alongside a contemporary style and finish. “Land such as this offers rare opportunities to create one-off homes in sought-after areas throughout Yorkshire. Acquiring sites from Yorkshire Water enables us to not only revitalise redundant land but to also create homes which are sensitive to the surrounding landscape with a minimal visual impact as well as offering a rare chance to own homes that are one-of-a-kind.” Lyndsay Burns, Managing Director at Harvey Burns & Co, said; “Opportunities of this nature in locations such as this are few and far between. With the right vision and creativity, this beautiful high design home offers the opportunity to create a truly bespoke property to suit the lifestyle and needs of prospective buyers. Accompanying planning permission is already in place making this an exciting redevelopment project and we expect a substantial amount of market interest.” Harvey Burns & Co is marketing this property for sale by informal tender. 0113 243 2400 / info@harveyburns.com /www.harveyburns.com

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Nottingham Castle Construction Completed

Nottingham Castle Construction Completed

Nottingham Castle is a step closer to becoming a world-class visitor destination and heritage site following the completion of major improvement works. As part of the £30m transformation of Nottingham Castle – specialist restoration works and a brand-new visitors centre has now been handed over by Midlands contractor G F Tomlinson.  Funded by the National Lottery through the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), D2N2, Nottingham Castle Trust and Nottingham City Council, the works involved an extension to the Ducal Palace, significant mechanical and electrical works, specialist restoration, improved access to the underground cave network and the construction of the new visitors centre. The completion of the construction phase of the overall transformation, is a significant landmark and keeps the project on track for the castle to re-open early next year. The improved destination is expected to attract more than 400,000 visitors a year, celebrating the last 1,000 years of Nottingham’s heritage. The regional contractor, G F Tomlinson, was appointed by project lead, Nottingham City Council, due to its established history of delivering heritage sector projects across the region.  Preservation of the site was paramount throughout the project, and one of the key and most complex elements of the build was work to the Grade I listed Ducal Palace, which will house the new Robin Hood and Rebellion galleries, telling stories of the city’s legendary outlaw. Working closely with Historic England, stonework and lime plaster restoration was undertaken to bring the building back to its former glory. A particular focus of the sensitive restoration was ensuring repairs remained in line with the heritage of the original building.  Externally the Ducal Palace, which dates back to the 1660s, with the museum opening in the 1870s, now benefits from extensive roof repairs including the refurbishment of roof tiles and the addition of new slate, roof lights and lead gutters.   The scaffolding and temporary roof required to safely carry out the restoration works was designed to be free standing, with the structure ballasted with water butts, ensuring the scaffolding didn’t touch the building preventing damage to the masonry.  New to the site is the contemporary visitors centre, which will house the ticketing office and café with an outdoor seating area. This was constructed using a steel frame and timber core insulated walls, with the external oak cladding chosen due to its association with Robin Hood and Sherwood Forest.   For future tours, access to the caves within the castle rock has also been improved with new handrails and lighting for increased safety and accessibility.    The history and heritage of the site, which dates back to Norman times, meant any excavations had to be carefully considered. Extensive surveys were carried out to ensure areas of archaeological interest were identified, and the unique archaeology of the site was preserved, recorded and protected.  Whilst on site, G F Tomlinson recycled 97% of its construction waste, contributing positively to the local environment and the climate change agenda. The contractor also provided many opportunities for local people including 27,000 hours of employment, training and social value initiatives.  Further opportunities included local school and college site tours, graduate work experience placements, apprenticeships and employment opportunities, alongside support for local charity  Framework – which focuses on housing, health, employment, support and care for people across the Midlands. Nottingham Castle is set to open to the public in early 2021, once all internal fit-out works including state of the art digital installations in the Robin Hood and Rebellion Galleries, and landscaping of the grounds including a new play area are complete.  Chris Flint, director and general manager for G F Tomlinson, said: “After two years, we are incredibly proud and honoured to be handing over this project which has been a big part of our lives. It has brought much joy to our hardworking team to provide works for such a pivotal, historic landmark site – promoting and enhancing the rich heritage of Nottingham. “Whilst on site, we’ve been able to offer some amazing opportunities for people in the local vicinity and we are proud to have provided over 27,000 hours in social value initiatives. 97% of local labour was also sourced within 40 miles of site, with many Nottingham SMEs employed, including scaffolding company, Empire Scaffolding and mechanical and electrical specialist, Amptron. “I’d like to thank the entire project team, which includes the core G F Tomlinson team and our supply chain of specialist contractors. Despite the challenges that 2020 has presented with the COVID-19 pandemic, the project team has shown ambition and adaptability, quickly adhering to the government health and safety procedures implemented onsite. “This is a flagship project for any contractor, particularly a regional SME like ourselves, and we are pleased that it will be a part of our legacy for many years to come.” Nottingham City Council Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture, Dave Trimble said: “The completion of this part of the castle works on such a historic site and despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and periods of adverse weather is a big achievement.   “I’d like to thank G F Tomlinson for its commitment and dedication during the period they have been working for us on this project. “The impact of these works will have a lasting impression on the city, bolstering tourism with the restoration of fascinating buildings which lie on an iconic cave network and the construction of the new visitor centre. “We are now well on track for completing the final redevelopment work including brand new digital installations featuring Robin Hood and Rebellion as the excitement builds towards the castle reopening early next year.” G F Tomlinson worked alongside Purcell as lead designer, Mace Group as project manager and Gleeds as quantity surveyor. Other specialist contractors within the supply chain include Messenger, Martin Brooks, Trent and Peak Archaeology, Amptron, Standard Patent Glazing, Jericho Joinery, Van Elle, MJ Robinson, Cantifix and Diomet. 

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The Piece Hall in Halifax Secures Grant

The Piece Hall in Halifax Secures Grant

Halifax’s The Piece Hall Trust has secured almost £1 million from the government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. 445 organisations will share £103 million, including The Piece Hall, to help restart vital reconstruction work and maintenance on heritage sites, keeping venues open and supporting those working in the sector. The £995,000 funding for Piece Hall will be used to ensure that the building can continue be safely operated and open to visitors, support its community and allow the trust to invest in equipment and skills which can help to generate income. “2020 has been a year which has posed unprecedented challenges for venues across the UK, particularly those with an offering focussed around heritage, retail and events. The response we’ve already received from a range of partners and also the public has been absolutely amazing, giving us great confidence for a bright and successful future. We’ve already seen fantastic demand for the live events we’re putting on in 2021, and while we are continuing to manage footfall in a sensible and effective way, things are moving in the right direction,” said Nicky Chance-Thompson, chief executive at The Piece Hall Trust. “This Culture Recovery Fund grant is brilliant for The Piece Hall and is something we are extremely grateful to receive. It allows us to safeguard our activities and plan effectively for the future, alongside funding already committed from our local partners such as Calderdale Council. These funding streams will allow us to plan for the long-term, and we believe this will make a huge impact on the local economy,” Nicky added. The Culture Recovery Fund is financed by government and administered at arm’s length by Historic England and the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

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How to Choose Outdoor Solar Motion Sensor Light

Using solar lights that have a motion sensor installed is an effective way to detect any activity outside of your home as it instantly shines a light on the person or object. But before making a choice there are certain things that need to be considered. Paying attention to the following things will help you in making the right choice. Range of Sensor: In order to enhance the security of your home, the Solar Motion Sensor Light are a good and cost-effective option. The motion sensor should be able to detect the movement of a person as far as possible. Not only this, the sensor should also be able to detect the motion in as many directions as possible. While making a buying choice, you should consider the range of motion sensor as it is an important factor to be considered. The good quality range of senor is considered to be between 10 feet to 40 feet. In order to detect the motion in all directions, the sensor should have 360 degrees detection angle. This helps in covering the entire area. The range and the angle capacity depend on the area you want to cover. Type and Strength of Battery: The type and capacity (or strength) of the battery is also an important factor to be considered. Lithium-ion battery having a higher capacity is a favorable choice. The user needs to make sure that the battery has enough capacity to supply power throughout the night. The intensity of Light: Another element of motion sensor which should be considered is its illumination capacity. The range of illumination depends on the lumens. Lumens are used to define the intensity of light produced by the bulb or LEDs. More lumens mean lighter. If you want to have more light on your driveway or on your front door then you should opt for higher lumens and a LED bulb. Type of Bulb Used: There are different types of bulbs used in motion sensor lights such as incandescent bulbs, LED bulbs, fluorescent bulbs, etc. Among these choices, LED bulbs are widely preferred as they are energy efficient and can last for 20000 to 50000 hours. Other bulbs such as incandescent and fluorescent consume more energy and also have waste heat and require replacements at frequent intervals. Motion Sensor type: There are different variants of motion sensors that are being used in motion sensor lights. It depends on the user’s preference for the kind of sensor he wants to buy. Following are some of them Passive infrared type It turns the light on when it detects body heat within its area of operation. The sensor detects heat as infrared energy. The sensor gets warm-up and creates a movement detecting grid which keeps a track of the movements in the surrounding area. Upon sensing a movement, it activates by switching on the light. Microwave: The microwave motion sensor works on microwave pulses. The upside of using this sensor is that it covers more areas as compared to the infrared sensors, but there is one downside which is that it gets disrupted due to electrical interferences. Dual Technology: This technology uses a combination of both the infrared sensor and a microwave sensor. Advanced technology is used to reduce the occurrences of false alarms. This is achieved by using both sensors to trigger at the same time and activate an alarm instead of relying on just one sensor. for more information please visit LUXMAN LIGHT

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Five Things We Can Learn From the Way Doctors Take Care of Themselves

Self-care is extremely important. It includes everything from how we move our bodies to how much time we take for self-care activities, like reading a book or taking a long bubble bath. Even though it’s important, and most of us know it’s important, taking care of ourselves is still really hard. Knowing how to start taking care of yourself better can be a challenge, but no other profession has a harder time than doctors. Although it’s true that not every doctor takes care of themselves quite like they should, there are things they are more likely to do than the general population that we can all learn from. They Take Care of Medical Problems Quickly It’s normal for many of us to live with pain and various symptoms for a long time before we get help. This often makes things worse. Doctors, on the other hand, are more likely to take care of medical problems as soon as they crop up. If they become injured, they are more likely to hire an attorney to help long-term disability benefits, and they are more likely to schedule an appointment with a specialist to assess their condition. It’s also important to note that they are more likely to say on top of their routine healthcare appointments too says this dentist who does high-quality dental implants in Chattanooga. That means scheduling mammograms and colonoscopies, but because they work with other medical professionals, they are often asking each other questions about new symptoms and whether they should see someone or not. Exercise Is Part of Their Daily Routine Doctors don’t have a lot of time for exercise, and it’s true that some doctors still don’t make time for movement, but many do. The ones that do exercise regularly are successful because they make it part of their daily routine. Among the doctors who exercise regularly, first thing in the morning is the most popular time to squeeze in a workout. Many doctors like to jog, but you’ll also find physicians lifting weights, going for walks, and doing yoga. This is important because doctors who exercise regularly are more likely to prescribe it to patients, and most patients would do well to get a little bit more exercise. If your doctor practices what they preach, you’ll be more likely to follow through with an exercise routine of your own. More Restraint Around Tobacco and Alcohol There are almost no doctors who smoke because they understand just how severe the health effects can be. Just a few of the health effects most commonly associated with smoking include: They also understand the dangers of drinking, but that doesn’t mean doctors don’t drink. They are actually more likely to drink, but licensed physicians are also more likely to drink moderately when they do drink. They are much more likely to have just a few drinks every week, and they are less likely to drink more than four drinks in one evening. More Mindful Eating Doctors are more likely to pay closer attention to what they eat. It’s true that doctors aren’t immune to eating on the run, which means driving through a fast food restaurant on the way home, but they are also more likely to squeeze in healthy meals and snacks throughout the week. Many doctors follow advice that includes things like eating heart healthy fats like nuts and avocados. They are more likely to limit their intake of red meat, and they squeeze a few servings of fish into their weekly diet, which has many health benefits. They Take Their Vitamins Doctors are busy. Most understand that they simply don’t have the time to eat well all the time, so they make sure to take their vitamins. They follow the advice from nutritionists which includes taking vitamins like vitamin D and calcium. You’re also more likely to find doctors taking vitamin C as a way to try and stay well throughout flu season, especially if they work closely with patients who are sick. Vitamin B-12 and E are popular too, as are multivitamins that can be taken without thinking about the specifics of each and every ingredient. Doctors are human, just like we are. That means they aren’t perfect, but because they are in the healthcare field, they understand the importance of taking care of themselves. Take a page from their self-care book and follow the tips on this list to take care of yourself the way they do.

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