Tap range ‘encourages hygiene, water conservation, and cost savings’

Cistermiser’s smart solution to the issue – the Vecta+ infrared tap range – is designed ‘to curb excess water flow and deliver significant financial savings for customers’. The Vecta+ series combines infrared technology and practical design ‘for a touchless, hygienic experience’. The supplier said: “Versatile in power options, these sensor taps can operate via mains … Read more

‘Cutting-edge’ smart locker solutions

The partnership will see the storage manufacturer supply lockers integrated with eLocker’s ‘state-of-the-art’ cloud-managed digital locks. Part of the Whittan Group, and with over 70 years’ experience supplying storage solutions across diverse sectors, LinkLockers customers have ‘long benefited from a legacy of reliable, innovative product solutions’. Alongside other trusted Whittan brands such as Probe, Link51, … Read more

Laing O’Rourke to build new A&E Building at Calderdale Royal

The project will deliver a new adult and children’s accident and emergency department with resuscitation bays and assessment rooms, and 10 new inpatient wards. Laing O’Rourke was chosen for its ‘expertise in delivering high-quality, sustainable modern hospitals, and for its commitment to embedding social value throughout the programme’. Brendan Brown, the Trust’s CEO, said: “This … Read more

Topping out for Winchester’s new ‘ultra-energy-efficient’ new medical centre

The new surgery will provide state-of-the-art accommodation for staff and patients, featuring 16 consulting rooms, three treatment rooms, administration facilities, a reception, and larger waiting areas.  The new building also includes an interactive health hub, space for Primary Care Network services, a chiropractor, plus other ancillary health services. Expansion space has also been built in … Read more

Scientists at Riyadh hospital identify new bacterium

The scientists say the discovery ‘signifies a major advancement in understanding how bacteria interact with existing drugs, paving the way for innovative therapeutic strategies’. KFSH&RC said: “Such efforts are essential in the global fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, highlighting KFSH&RC’s advanced research capabilities and its leading role in fostering scientific discoveries and enhancing patient care. The … Read more

Project managers say Net Zero achievable but call for more expertise

It comes after new figures showed UK emissions fell by 5.7% in 2023 to the lowest level since 1879, according to analysis based on preliminary government energy data from the website, Carbon Brief. The APM said: “Our analysis showed that emissions fell to 383 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) last year. Barring the … Read more

Decontamination building for King George Hospital built offsite

Built offsite, the building is seamlessly linked to the existing endoscopy facility on the Trust’s estate, which was handed over last December. The Trust required the building to be seamlessly integrated into its existing estate footprint, linking directly with the Juniper Endoscopy Unit (JEU) which houses two procedure rooms and one recovery area. Decontamination facilities … Read more

‘Revolutionising community services’ in Greater Manchester

Designed by Arcadis, and the first of its kind in Greater Manchester, the new facility is expected to serve as a model for future schemes seeking to integrate public services in a seamless, efficient manner. The Gorton Hub is a unique concept that combines primary and community healthcare, pharmacy services, and key public services such … Read more

Resource ‘to transform sustainability in engineering education’ launched

Unveiled on the EPC website, the Toolkit  will – the UK’s representative body for engineering academics in higher education says – ‘serve as a valuable resource for educators working in engineering higher education’. It includes 12 guidance articles, 18 different teaching resources including five case studies, and a library of links to sustainability communities and … Read more

Major upgrades to be made to Chelmsford’s Broomfield hospital

Procured through the NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) framework, the works will see 4,000 m2 of hospital space delivered, for the benefit of the mid- and south Essex community. As part of the works, the Morgan Sindall team will replace Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC) concrete. The Morgan Sindall team in the East of England … Read more

Sodexo extends partnership with Royal Stoke and Haywood

Valued at £38 million per year, the new 10-year contract, part of a PFI covering both Royal Stoke University Hospital and Haywood Hospital, will see Sodexo continue delivering catering, retail, and soft FM services throughout the PFI and the retained estate at both hospitals. Caring for over two million people a year, UHNM is highly … Read more

Building engineers set to influence health and wellbeing more than medicine and social care, speaker claims

Dr Philip Webb, Chief Executive of Respiratory Innovation Wales (RIW), told a technical briefing hosted in London by the CIBSE Patrons that ‘the huge scale of the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) crisis’ meant that greater investment in building and facilities management would be more effective than medical treatment in reducing excess deaths related to respiratory, … Read more