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29 July 2015
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  • Premier Workplace Services has been appointed to move the Francis Crick Institute's research operations from buildings owned by Cancer Research UK and the UK Medical Research Council to their new £650 million laboratory in King's Cross, London.
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  • Objecting to objectives
    We achieve our strategic goals by setting objectives and using them to motivate our teams to succeed: who would argue with that? John Bowen would. 27 July 2015
  • FM and the productivity gap
    Current themes, such as worker wellbeing and engagement, can help FM put its case for how it can positively influencing individual productivity, writes Martin Read. 16 July 2015
  • Lift etiquette
    I wrote recently in my diary column about lift etiquette in other countries and one or two people have asked me what I meant, blogs John Bowen. 13 July 2015
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  • Simply the guestChiswick Park in West London continues to win awards for the way its estates management team focuses solely on the needs of 'guests'. Today, 10 years after FM World's first visit, what impresses is how the team is helping workers take control of their lives beyond the workplace, as Martin Read reports.
  • Healthy alternativesHealth secretary Jeremy Hunt says the NHS needs to undergo a 'technology revolution'. Here, a research report by Prof Ilfryn Price of Sheffield Hallam University and Sarah Tobin, property asset manager at Fulcrum presented at the recent EuroFM research symposium looks at what health-related services delivered remotely from hospitals might mean for future NHS estate facilities and their management.
  • Up for the cupCoffee and its consumption is a social activity that's driving a fundamental shift in the relationship between contract caterers and their clients, not least through the integration of premium grade high street coffee shop experiences into the workplace. Martin Read writes this beverage report.
  • Health and efficiencyThe promise of greater workplace productivity can be even more alluring to companies than a few kilowatts saved by streamlining a building's energy efficiency. Happily, says commercial property and energy consultant Andrew Cooper, the two can go hand in hand.