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HRS and Urban Vision trial bridge inspection by drone

HRS Services and Urban Vision (the partnership organisation uniting Salford City Council, Capita and Galliford Try) have been working together to trial inspection via drones on bridges and retaining walls in the Salford area. Urban Vision was formed to combine the skills of the public and private sectors in order to enhance Salford City Council [...]

November 17th, 2017|

Major review of Building Regulations following Grenfell tragedy

Following on from the Grenfell Tower tragedy, the Government is preparing to carry out an independent review of Building Regulations and fire safety following concerns that combustible cladding has been used on a wide-range of tower blocks across the country. Widespread removal of combustible cladding As a result of nationwide testing, it has been revealed [...]

August 2nd, 2017|

Who are the winners of the Governments £6.6 billion HS2 contracts?

Following on from the announcement of the enabling works contracts in November 2016, the Government has awarded £6.6 billion in civil contracts to phase one construction of the new high-speed HS2 railway link between London and Birmingham. The HS2 phase one contracts have been granted in three packages consisting of the south, central and north [...]

July 24th, 2017|

Chris Whitehead appointed as Managing Director of Stroma Tech and HRS Services

Chris Whitehead has today been confirmed as the new Managing Director of Stroma Tech and HRS Services. This follows the announcement of the acquisition of HRS Services by the Stroma Group. Chris will lead both companies as well as overseeing a longer term integration programme to create a stronger single brand and company. We are [...]

July 5th, 2017|

The London Plan

The Greater London Authority Act 1999 required the production of a plan dealing with matters of strategic importance to London, including health, equality and sustainable development. The resultant document was first published in February 2004. On 1st October 2016 the London Plan steps up a gear when the ‘zero carbon’ standard comes into force for [...]

September 1st, 2016|

Post Occupancy Evaluation Service

The costs associated with operating and running a building, including energy, maintenance and repair, operating and decommissioning are, in total, typically ten times its capital cost. And the cost of the core services that the building is designed to support – education, healthcare, accommodation and so on – are an order of magnitude greater [...]

August 18th, 2016|

Mental Health DIY SOS

HRS Services was very pleased to be involved with the Mental Health DIY SOS on 8th July at Derbyshire County Cricket Ground. HRS were among 150 tradespeople that all gave up their time and skills to put their hearts and souls into converting two very run down former changing rooms into two lovely and light [...]

July 20th, 2016|

HRS Charity Bike Ride in the Yorkshire Dales

At the weekend (2/3 July) 14 HRS Cyclists rode 114 miles in the Yorkshire Dales for Charity - support us here » En route we tackled some of the great climbs that the Dales have to offer – Park Rash, Buttertubs Pass, Fleet Moss (the highest road in Yorkshire) and Tan Hill (which boasts the [...]

July 5th, 2016|

HRS advises on the UK’s largest Passivhaus

University of Leicester’s Centre for Medicine HRS is delighted to see the UK’s largest Passivhaus building achieve completion. Built by Wilmott Dixon for the University of Leicester, it is featured in the April 2016 edition of CIBSE Journal » HRS was involved from inception as air tightness consultant and tester on this highly sophisticated building. [...]

June 28th, 2016|

Flood Risk & Drainage Assessment service

In response to client requests, HRS Services are now offering a Flood Risk & Drainage Assessment service. Storm Desmond in December 2015 caused severe flooding and travel disruption across northern England and parts of Scotland. Cumbria and York were particularly badly hit, 55,000 homes being without power at one stage. In 2014 it was the [...]

June 23rd, 2016|
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