Public Sector

June 2015

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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: News . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 3 Product News. . . . . . . . . Pg 4-5 Refurbishment & Retrofit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 6 Heating & Ventilation . . Pg 7 Roofing, Cladding & Insulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 8 Education . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 9-11 Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pg 12-14 Social Housing . . . . . . . . Pg 15-17 Urban Regeneration . . . Pg 18-19 WELCOME Prime Minister David Cameron and his Cabinet have enjoyed very little time to sit back and enjoy May's General Election result, which handed the Conservatives a clear majority despite predictions we were heading for another coalition. The headaches are stacking up for the Government and the challenges are coming thick and fast and from all sorts of directions – our future in Europe, extension of devolved powers to the home nations and the continued economic situation, are all regarded as priorities. Yet the public sector is also pushing its way up the list of priorities. The future of the National Health Service and influence of the private sector on our hospitals remains a prickly issue. However, the one area that is likely to continue to dominate is housing. The Government made housing a priority in the Queen's Speech, setting out its stall to build what it claimed was the success of getting Britain building again over the last five years. Despite this, the word crisis continues to dominate talk when the housing market is raised. The new Housing Bill may well have excited those within Government, but critics maintain that policies such as an extension of the controversial Right to Buy scheme will do little to improve the long-term outlook. Indeed Harry Gregg, of the National Housing Federation, maintains the policy is not a genuine solution to our housing crisis. Grosvenor House, Central Park, Telford, TF2 9TW T: 01952 234000 F: 01952 234003 E: info@tspmedia.co.uk T A N N E R S T I L E S P U B L I S H I N G TSPMEDIA CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Paul Groves paul.groves@tspmedia.co.uk EDITORIAL CO-ORDINATOR Katie Heath katie@tspmedia.co.uk ADVERTISEMENT PRODUCTION Charita Lala copy@tspmedia.co.uk DESIGN & ARTWORK Kat Jones kat@tspmedia.co.uk Terms and Conditions - While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of all articles and information appearing in Public Sector Building Specification the publisher does not accept liability for errors and omissions, printing or otherwise, that may appear in this publication. The journal includes photographs provided and paid for by suppliers. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording or any retrieval system without the consent of the publisher. CIRCULATION MANAGER Becki Everitt becki@tspmedia.co.uk ADVERTISEMENT MANAGER Martyn Smith martyn@tspmedia.co.uk TELESALES Nicky Vandesande nicky@tspmedia.co.uk PUBLISHER David Stiles david@tspmedia.co.uk "An extension to the Right to Buy would mean that housing associations are working to keep pace with replacements rather than building homes for the millions stuck on waiting lists. At a time when we need to be increasing the overall amount of social housing, it is like trying to fill a bathtub with the plug taken out. "What's more, forcing housing associations to sell of their properties under the Right to Buy sets an extremely dangerous precedent of government interference in independent businesses." It is a warning that the Government would be ill-advised to ignore. There has been no honeymoon period for the new Government and the coming months will provide a number of stern tests for it to tackle and attempt to survive. Best Wishes Paul Groves, Editor 02 Contents To make an enquiry - Go online : www.enquire.to/public Send a Fax: 01952 234002 or post our : Free Reader enquiry card READER ENQUIRY 2 READER ENQUIRY 3 Q Designed to support single, double or triple storey modular buildings Q Leaves playground/car park surfaces undamaged Q Accredited by Building Control and chosen as sole suppliers for temporary classroom foundations for local authorities around the UK. Q 100% recycled materials portable foundations for portable buildings www.jackpad.co.uk or call Neil Appleby Business Development Manager 07436 037 818

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