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FIS and CITB to attract 1,500 new entrants with new £2.1m project

A new £2.1m partnership has been agreed between the Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS) and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). 

The Fit-out Futures programme will address key challenges faced in the finishes and interior sector, including skills shortages, lack of new entrants and difficulty in accessing quality training. 

Read more: FIS and CITB to attract 1,500 new entrants with new £2.1m project

University accommodation protected with Bull Products

Bull Products, a manufacturer of life-saving fire protection equipment, has supplied its prestigious Cygnus wireless alarm systems to St Stephens Towers – a £45m revamp which will provide multi-storey accommodation for more than 700 students.   

Bull has been contracted to supply its Cygnus alarm devices during work on the site, which when complete, will provide purpose-built apartments with social spaces featuring a cinema, gymnasium, study rooms, and a series of lounge spaces for the students at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Norwich University of Arts.

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Obart Pumps assigns DX Delivery as their main delivery solution

Like any business that delivers a product, the supply chain is the lifeline of the sales process. Without it, customers do not receive their purchases. 

In today's competitive world, markets are saturated with competition, all striving to make as much money, as quickly as possible with reduced investment.

Read more: Obart Pumps assigns DX Delivery as their main delivery solution

Mick George to conduct earthworks for Birmingham student accommodation

A prime site in Birmingham’s Southside district has been secured for a major new student development, which will see a 399 room, purpose-built accommodation complex erected at approximately £38m GDV.

The location on the corner of Upper Dean Street and Pershore Street, located close to the popular Bullring Shopping Centre and Wholesale Markets has been granted full planning consent for a mixed-use student bedroom and communal facilities, as well as ground floor retail units.

Read more: Mick George to conduct earthworks for Birmingham student accommodation

First CISRS CPD scaffolding courses delivered internationally

Safety & Access in conjunction with their partners Special Technical Services (STS) in Oman have successfully delivered the first ever overseas scaffolding CPD courses.

The CISRS Overseas Scheme (OSTS) has developed the two day course to mirror the UK requirements and the first courses were delivered this week by Safety & Access Senior Instructor Rob Nicholls at the accredited scaffolding training centre in Nizwa, Sultanate of Oman.

Read more: First CISRS CPD scaffolding courses delivered internationally