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Peabody passenger lifts in St John’s Hill regeneration

American-British financier, philanthropist and Londonphile was committed to providing housing of a decent quality for everyone in the UK’s capital. So, naturally, he would have welcomed the nine


new lifts that support access-for-all to 153 apartments ranged over five and seven floors, in two distinct blocks, in Phase II of this comprehensive upgrade. To match the heavy duty demand of this

environment, the nine 8-person lifts are fitted with higher-grade stainless steel lift cars and Dewhurst push-button controls. Eight are traction, without motor rooms, and one is hydraulic, with a motor room. All the lifts have been installed with a range of options and a mix of vandal-resistant categories 1 and 2. Two models are also equipped as firefighter lifts. The lifts were specified by Building Services

Manager, David Lamb, who said: “Having heard good reports on their Xtralift passenger lifts, we had no qualms in specifying Stannah once again to help meet the people-moving requirements in this

Fibo UK expands team

Fibo UK, the precision engineered wall panel manufacturer, adds to its growing team with the appointment of Jenny Gibson as Regional Account Manager (North West). Jenny comes with many years’ industry and sales experience, previously working as National sales Manager for a plumbing supplies company. Fibo is experiencing strong demand from local authorities, contractors and builders’ merchants for its unique bathroom and kitchen wall panels. MD Scott Beattie confirms that the company’s continuing success is driving the investment in team expansion, and in customer service and support.

01494 771242 Hi-spec and Economaire heaters

Johnson and Starley launched their highly successful range of WarmCair condensing warm air heaters, along with their market leading QuanTec range of boilers that can be connected to the warm air heater emitter range the Aquair. These units are highly efficient and will meet all future eco-design regulation requirements. The Aquair takes water from the boiler, and passes it through a heat exchanger which has a fan blowing across it. The Cleanflow electronic air filtration system, which can remove airborne particles down to one micron from the atmosphere, including cigarette smoke.

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eorge Peabody Esq. was the 19th-century founder of one of the oldest and largest housing associations in London. This

high-use neighbourhood.” Designed by Hawkins/Brown architects, the total

redevelopment will provide 538 new homes (up from the existing 353) in a mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments. 279 homes are affordable, social rent and intermediate housing, and 249 for private sale.

The Xtralifts are covered by Stannah’s

comprehensive 24/7 lift service plan, with 12 service visits in the first year, and continued lift maintenance by the London and South East Dartford branch of Stannah Lift Services, part of a nationwide network providing comprehensive lift servicing and support.

Leading event for safety & compliance professionals returns this April

On the 25-26 April, the UK’s only event dedicated to informing and supporting safety and compliance professionals in social housing returns to Hinckley Island, Leicester, to deliver what is anticipated to be the most comprehensive and dynamic event to date. The AGSM National Conference & Exhibition 2018 will play host to a variety of interesting and inspiring expert speakers, giving delegates the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the industry’s hot-topics and take part in thought leading discussions such as: Gas Safety & Compliance – Regulation updates and the latest industry best practice; Electrical Compliance – 18th Edition – what you need to know; Fire Safety – high-rise fire safety and automatic sprinkler guidance; Legionella & Asbestos risk reduction – expert advice; New technology updates; Access – what next?; Women in Compliance – dedicated learning and mentoring session; Networking – invaluable opportunities to discuss issues that matter to you. In the exhibition hall, visitors will have the opportunity to see the latest products and services from gas, electric, fire, asbestos and water safety suppliers, bringing new ideas and innovations for those involved in safety and compliance.

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