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Partnership welcomes new developments

The coastal West Sussex region has become a hub for development, with significant progress being made on key sites throughout the area.

The Coastal West Sussex Partnership, which brings senior leaders from the public and private sector to champion economic growth within the area, has given its support to several developments that it anticipates will have a ‘larger than local impact’. These include the Lady Bee Enterprise Centre in Shoreham, New Monks Farm in Lancing and Salt Box and Oldlands Farm in Bognor Regis, which is part of the Enterprise Bognor Regis area.

The IPG to give away 25 knee pads to help battle ‘The Problem of Plumber’s Knees’

Plumber’s Knees: it’s the underlying health issue known by plumbers nationwide – but may still come as quite a shock to those not in the trade.

It’s the news that was recently revealed in an article, published by The IPG last year, that found a staggering 75% of working plumbers will experience problems with their knees as a result of the hard graft and constant kneeling associated with the profession. And perhaps even more worryingly, it was also found that a mere 41% of those asked had taken action, and actually discussed their ailment with their GP.

The second biggest hotel in Europe is in Somerset

The second biggest hotel in Europe is in a quiet Somerset town.

That may sound strange, but it’s what the hotels owner claims.

In Bridgwater, just a few miles from the M5, a brand new huddle of buildings has become a temporary home to nearly 1,000 people. Or, more specifically, nearly 1,000 men.

The hotel was built by French energy giant EDF as a place to house the growing number of workers building the UK’s next nuclear power station, Hinkley C, which is itself the biggest building site in Europe.

Saracen Interiors on site with major fit-out for Global Technology Company, Carl Zeiss

Saracen Interiors is now reaching the end of a substantial fit-out project for Global Technology company Carl Zeiss.

The interiors company is transforming c. 43,000 sq. ft. of office space plus undertaking a range of external works at a site in Cambridgeshire to create a world-class lean manufacturing facility, including a clean room, where Carl Zeiss will make electron microscopes for sale and distribution worldwide.

The fit-out of Building 1030 at Cambourne Business Park covers three floors, and the complexity and specialised nature of the work has just been documented in a new video available to view at


Deanestor, one of the UK’s leading contract furniture specialists, has announced its expansion into kitchens for the premium build-to-rent and market sale housing sectors.

Following its success in the manufacture and installation of high-quality kitchen furniture across a range of sectors for the last two decades, Deanestor has launched a new service to provide bespoke contemporary kitchens to developers and main contractors for studio and apartment projects for both rent and market sale.


An acoustic attenuation solution provided by Sto has helped create a new acoustic environment at a leading London restaurant. The StoSilent Distance system has been installed at Lyle’s – a restaurant that is quickly becoming recognized as one of most prestigious establishments of its kind in the capital.

Located in the historic refurbished Tea Building in Shoreditch, Lyle’s frontage consists of original individual glazed windows, which lead into a clean modern, large open plan area.  Within this area there are exposed HVAC services below the soffit, a bar space and an open kitchen experience. “Although the interior is clean, light and modern and gives a feeling of space, unfortunately all the original features of the building, i.e. glazed tiles to the walls, original concrete columns and polished concrete floors are hard and reflective and only add to the acoustic conundrum with attenuation, reverberation and speech clarity,” explains Sto’s Technical Consultant for Acoustics, Mike Wallace.  “Add to the mix the open kitchen and bar, mood music and hard wooden tables and chairs, and it was vital that the correct acoustic balance was achieved.

Are Gen Z’ers the perfect apprentices?

When your company’s workload begins to pile up and you need an extra pair of hands on a project, there are a few avenues you can take. You can hire a freelancer, get in touch with a contractor, or spend every waking moment working on things yourself (not a great option).

Recently, though, more and more businesses are taking advantage of an underestimated option: apprenticeships.

Peter Martin and Chris Brazier announced as ceda Conference hosts

The 2019 ceda Conference is starting to take shape with the announcement of its hosts.

ceda are delighted to welcome back Peter Martin who will, once again, be taking up the role of host for the Business Day, a position he has held in the past.

Peter is one of the most authoritative and influential commentators on the eating and drinking out sector, with some 35 years experience as columnist, editor, media owner, market analyst and board consultant.

VELUX appoints new managing director to lead roof window business from UK headquarters in Scotland

VELUX® Company Ltd has appointed a new managing director to lead its roof window business from its UK headquarters in Fife, Scotland.

Mick Schou Rasmussen joins the company, which recently unveiled plans for a £7 million expansion at its UK and Ireland head office building at Woodside Way in Glenrothes.

The 41-year-old brings more than 15 years’ experience of the roof window industry having worked for VELUX as Managing Director in Denmark, Russia and several Eastern European countries.

CEO Lee Wilcox of On The Tools secured as guest speaker at the Construction Marketing Summit at the Building Centre, London.

Brought to you by UK Construction Week, Lee Wilcox, CEO of On The Tools, will be uncovering how he hit the proverbial nail on the head with ‘How to grow and monetise a niche audience’ at The Construction Marketing Summit, this Thursday.

The purpose of the summit is to provide a platform for professionals to share their experiences, ideas, and best practice within the construction industry.

Other speakers for the show include, fellow business professionals and leading corporate brands, such as: Rob Nathan, Group Marketing Director of Media 10 Ltd, Adam Callow, Founder CEO of Expert Trades and Robert McGinn, Chief Commercial Officer of Addison Lee Group.


EcolightingUK has recently been specified for the LED lighting at the new build 85,000sqft PFSweb warehouse in Southampton for client Conexus Ltd.

Based in Basingstoke, Conexus, which was acquired by global commerce service provider PFSweb in 2016, is a leading consultant and system integrator for omni-channel commerce solutions. The company has engaged with some of the world’s top brands and partners with leading business and technology companies, including SAP Hybris, Rackspace, and others.

RLSS UK expands Water Safety Consultancy Service @RLSSUK

Due to increased demand, the Royal Life Saving Society UK (RLSS UK) has announced an expansion of its consultancy services. Having already provided consultancy services for the last 20 years, the expansion has been developed to help those responsible for inland water sites such as rivers, lakes, canals and streams, to prevent drownings and maximise their open water assets.

Inland bodies of water are increasingly significant features of daily life in leisure complexes, retail parks, parks and green spaces, hotels and spas, as well as travel routes. They play a vital role in the mental and physical health and wellbeing of the public, yet poorly planned, badly managed or neglected sites, pose significant risks.


An innovative solution to help overcome structural limitations in provision of lifting aids for disabled people is being promoted by Closomat.

A growing issue for specifiers in the public sector is the need for carers to lift and help the one they care for transfer, particularly with Health & Safety guidelines and an increasingly obese population: thus the need for a ceiling track hoist.  The need arises in domestic, residential care and away from home/ public environments- particularly, with the last, with the provision of an assisted accessible toilet aka a Changing Places or Space to Change toilet.

New Range of Pocket Door Hardware from P C Henderson @PCHendersonLtd

Sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, P C Henderson, is pleased to announce the launch of its new Pocket Door Pro range of sliding door hardware. Available in standard, soft close, self-close, fire rated and automated variants – the new system is set to be one of the most flexible and versatile pocket door hardware systems on the market.

The new 120kg capacity system has been designed using a high quality, robust aluminium frame making it ideal for new builds and areas of heavy use such as educational buildings, hospitals, hotels, office blocks and disability access areas. Designed with ease and speed of installation at the forefront of the product development process, the product comes with pre-assembled components and a push together frame.


The UK’s leading independent fertility treatment provider, CARE Fertility Group, has taken up 2,500 sq. ft of space at No.8 Princes Dock, Liverpool Waters.

The Group will be using the space on Liverpool’s waterfront as a consultation suite, taking up a five-year lease, to advise people on the treatment process and discuss the best options for them.

The Group operates a number of laboratories and consultation suites across the UK, with this letting being the 12th site operated by the company.