Industry News Roundup

The latest news this week in the Built Environment:

Southern appoints Mears executive to new role

Southern Housing Group has appointed a former Mears and Serco executive to oversee a new division of the group. Read more…

Lanes Group to support staff with trauma risk management

Lanes Group has announced that it has become the first service provider in the water utility industry to support its staff by using trauma risk management (TRiM). Read more…

Northern Line heat exchange to warm 1,000 homes

Heat from the Northern Line is set to be captured and used to warm homes in Islington as part of an attempt to capture more “waste heat” in the capital. Read more…

Kier to deliver £13.9m framework at Barnsley blood centre

Kier has been appointed to deliver a £13.9m full internal fit-out at Barnsley blood centre in Capitol Park, Dodworth by NHS and Blood Transplant. The Barnsley blood centre will be 6,750m² with three labs on the ground floor and an additional lab, open plan office space, meeting rooms and catering facilities housed on the first floor. The centre will also house environmentally controlled laboratories to be used to research advanced cell therapies. Read more…

Energy efficient homes growing in popularity

Over a fifth of the UK public want integrated energy efficient appliances and electric car charging points in their next home. Homes that help residents reduce their carbon footprint are in high demand, according to the latest analysis from Jackson-Stops. Read more…

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