B&F Updates | Briggs & Forrester

B&F Updates

Read the latest news about Briggs and Forrester.

22nd May 2018

A successful start to the year for the Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services team who have secured their latest project at the University of Warwick with Kier. Cryfields is a new student accommodation development at the Coventry campus with a services value of £15.5m.

The new residences at Cryfields Village will be a series of townhouse-style apartments and studios surrounding a central hub.

16th May 2018

There are many ways to conserve energy in the home whilst you’re on holiday, here are our top tips:

  • Before you go, be sure to switch off and unplug everything you can, and set your boiler thermostat to the lowest safe setting.
  • Shutting off the water supply to your washing machine, dishwasher and cistern, saves water and unexpected leaks whilst you’re away.
  • Set your lights on a timer so your home doesn’t appear unoccupied. Swapping to LED bulbs will help you conserve energy.
  • If you’re going away in the summer, turn your hot water off.
15th May 2018

Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services have recently completed works on Birmingham City University’s ‘City South’ Campus.

The project included an extension to the City South Phase 3 Campus, partial refurbishment of the existing Seacole Building, and external landscaping works.

The City South Campus houses a number of faculties; the School of Education and the new School of Health Sciences, as well as new facilities for teacher training, nutrition sciences labs, therapy clinics and other general teaching spaces.

14th May 2018

Continuing our strong start to the year, CES are delighted to announce the recently secured M&E maintenance contract at a large site in Cambridge.

The contract comprises four commercial buildings across two sites, all occupied by the same tenant and CES will deliver full M&E services to all buildings. This contract further strengthens CES' presence in the Cambridge area and adds to their expanding portfolio within the Commercial sector in the city.

9th May 2018

Making simple upgrades within your building can result in a more energy efficient space and also save you money. In many buildings, draughts account for up to 10% of heat loss, follow these 3 simple steps to save energy.

  • Installing self-adhesive thermal strips around doors and windows you can reduce and prevent draughts.
  • By fitting automatic closers on external doors, you can ensure that you’re not wasting energy on heating/cooling the building
  • Ensuring that you have adequate roof insulation means that your building could retain up to 25% more heat
8th May 2018

CES are proud to have been appointed as the new provider of the M&E Planned Preventative Maintenance Services across a 12-site portfolio in the north of England with a large managing Agent, further strengthening CES' stance in the commercial sector.

The portfolio comprises 12 sites throughout the North East & North West, allowing CES to continue strong and steady growth in both regions.

The contract commenced in April 2018 and will be delivered via the CES team of mobile engineers and specialist service partners.

8th May 2018
Kevin Mason and Matthew Dickerson

Kevin Mason (pictured left) and Matthew Dickerson (right), recently took part in the London Marathon to raise money for their chosen charities, Macmillan Cancer Support and Autism Concern.

It was the hottest marathon on record, with temperatures reaching 24.1 degrees. A record 386,050 people applied for this year's race - almost a third more than 2017 and the highest number for any marathon in the world.

4th May 2018

Works are well underway on the refurbishment of the Cummins Turbo Technologies manufacturing and office facility in Huddersfield.

The facility upgrade is almost complete on one section of the project, with an aim to complete an area of offices by the end May. 

Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services are the management contractor and building services contractor on the project, and it will be delivered in phased handovers which are due to finish early 2020.

3rd May 2018

You will have heard or definitely seen publications regarding a change to the BREEAM regulations. The change came into play on 24th March 2018 and all new schemes registered after this date will be subject to the 2018 standards rather than the previous 2014 version.

So what has changed?

There have been a number of significant changes to the category credits.  Some of the main points to mention include:

Management

3rd May 2018

CES have been awarded the M&E maintenance contracts for two large developments in central London. Both developments were installed by Briggs & Forrester and will add to CES' expanding portfolio within the Residential sector in the capital.

The developments are made up of a number of apartment blocks and CES will maintain the central services to landlords and common areas in each.

The contract will be managed from our London office and services delivered by CES on-site engineers specialist service partners.