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17 October 2018
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Building case studies

Read in-depth facilties management features, interviews with leading figures, round table reports and building case studies.


  • Drinking it all inThe BIFM award for 'Impact on organisation and workplace' 2013 recognised the relocation of Britvic Group's head office from Chelmsford to Hemel Hempstead which, according to the BIFM judges, resulted in a step change in how the business collaborates and grows its market presence as One Britvic. 12 November 2013
  • Centre of attentionThe scale of the Liverpool ONE retail and leisure centre means a truly broad scope of services is required to keep the 24/7 site operational. Martin Read reports. 09 December 2013
  • Trust issuesBringing FM expertise into the design and build of St Helens and Whiston Hospitals in Merseyside has created two of the top-performing hospitals in the country. Sara Bean finds out why they won the BIFM award for Excellence in a Major Project. 10 December 2013
  • Taking the stageFacilities management for a film studio site demands an almost superhuman combination of both customer and project management skills and a determination not to be fazed by the presence of celebrities, as Martin Read reports. 27 January 2014
  • Retail therapyLiverpool ONE's shops, cinema and residential space are underpinned by two kinds of park space a 4,000 underground car park and five acres of lively green park space at the top. Each has its FM challenges, as Martin Read reports. 16 January 2014
  • Sporting chanceMore than 70 per cent of sports halls in the UK are sited in educational facilities. Making them available out of school hours can be a huge benefit to local communities. Martin Read reports on a way of doing so that was recently recognised in the BIFM Awards profound impact category. 13 February 2014
  • A lift into workThe London Borough of Ealing's apprenticeship programme sees disadvantaged youngsters and former offenders introduced into the facilities services team. Martin Read looks at how the programme works. 13 February 2014
  • Working chemistryThe move by pharmaceutical giant Astellas to refit and occupy an abandoned Norman Foster building has resulted in a BCO fit-out award and a burgeoning respect for the company's FM function. Martin Read reports. 10 March 2014
  • Event horizonExCeL London will host this year's Facilities Show in twelve weeks' time. But this multi-faceted venue is a colourful case study in facilities management itself, as Martin Read reports. 24 March 2014
  • Man aliveThe Isle of Man may have the oldest parliament in the world, but some of the FM issues it faces are entirely modern, as Martin Read and Sam Rafferty explain. 07 April 2014
  • Research engineThe new Francis Crick Institute will test the power of design to drive collaboration and innovation, says Richard Byatt. 22 April 2014
  • Back to the futureJamie Harris talks to Tom Billington, facilities manager at Durham Cathedral, on the challenges of FM in a 1,000-year-old building, and plans to bring it into the 21st century. 20 May 2014
  • A park to lastThe Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, once a site filled with elite athletes, is now open to the public. Jamie Harris reports on the site's transformation and the challenges of hitting Lord Coe's ambitious legacy targets. 01 July 2014
  • Academic exerciseSix years after we first profiled London's Petchey Academy, FM Alan Gilbert is still in the role of FM and he's not the only Gilbert on site, as Martin Read reports. 19 June 2014
  • Colt statusColt Technology Services' decision to centralise its FM provision across Europe through service provider Mace Macro has led to the function gaining greater recognition for its contribution to corporate performance, reports Martin Read. 14 July 2014
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