Merry Christmas from Focus Consultants

Posted: 14 Dec, 2016

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    Each Christmas we select a charity to donate to in lieu of sending Christmas Cards to our Clients and wider contacts. This year we have decided to donate to the charity Mind for better mental health. Focus will be closing on Friday 23rd December 2016 at 1.00pm and re-open on Tuesday 3rd January… Read more »

Focus Consultants deliver careers advice to college students

Posted: 17 Nov, 2016

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Two senior members of the Focus team have taken part in a special session at Catmose College in Oakham aimed at inspiring young people in their career choices. Partner Keith Butler and Senior Building Surveyor Darren Booker were among a number of professionals who volunteered to talk to the year 8 students. Keith and Darren… Read more »

Work underway on mental health unit involving Focus Consultants

Posted: 14 Nov, 2016

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Renovations are now underway for Lincolnshire’s first psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) as the first walls are demolished to make way for the county’s new bespoke ten-bedded male unit. Focus Consultants, have now commenced work at St George’s in Lincoln and are already making good progress to transform existing unused ward space on the site…. Read more »

Topping out ceremony at Aerospace Bristol attended by HRH The Princess Royal.

Posted: 11 Nov, 2016

Aerospace Bristol has celebrated a major milestone in the construction of the new home of Concorde, with a topping out ceremony for the museum’s Concorde hangar attended by HRH The Princess Royal. Focus Consultants is project manager and cost consultant for the development, which is creating a new home for Aerospace Bristol’s star attraction, Concorde… Read more »

Focus Consultants designs new mental health unit

Posted: 25 Oct, 2016

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Focus Consultants is playing a key role in a scheme to create Lincolnshire’s first psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU). Work is expected to get underway shortly on the project, which involves transforming existing unused ward space on the St George’s Hospital site in Lincoln into a brand new ten-bed unit to provide intensive support closer… Read more »

Focus Consultants project manages William Heath Robinson Museum – London’s first new purpose-built museum in 40 years

Posted: 20 Oct, 2016

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A museum celebrating the life and work of British artist William Heath Robinson – project managed by Focus Consultants – has officially opened in Pinner Memorial Park, north west London. The museum has created a permanent home for the Heath Robinson collection of original artwork and other artefacts and is the only museum dedicated to… Read more »

Award success for Focus project

Posted: 14 Oct, 2016

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The team at Focus Consultants is delighted to hear that a scheme we were involved in has won an award. The new Transit Centre showroom project for Ford dealership, Paynes of Hinckley, received a trade award from NJCCC presented at the Leicestershire and Rutland Construction Dinner 2016 held at College Court, Leicester. Focus was designer,… Read more »

Economic funding courses staged by Focus Consultants and Nottingham Trent University

Posted: 13 Oct, 2016

Focus Consultants, have helped to secure millions of pounds’ worth of grants for clients, and will be sharing advice at two one-day courses for built environment professionals. Focus founding partner Kevin Osbon and partner Heather Frecklington, who have both been involved in some of the UK’s most prestigious development projects, are joining forces with Nottingham… Read more »

Focus Consultants hosts work experience student

Posted: 30 Aug, 2016

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Focus Consultants once again showed a willingness to help the next generation progress by hosting a student for two weeks’ work experience. Jack Taylor, a 15-year-old pupil at the William Lovell Church of England Academy in Stickney, spent a fortnight at Focus’ Boston office this summer. The Boston office has won two Investors in Education… Read more »

Royal Concert Hall transformation gets underway at the Box Office

Posted: 23 Aug, 2016

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A £402,000 refurbishment of the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall box office is underway in Nottingham.  Focus Consultants are acting as Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors on the project and Nottingham based contractors, Robert Woodhead Limited, Architects Marsh Grochowski and Services Consultants HC M&E complete the local team. The transformation will see the original… Read more »

Trent Basin show home to open

Posted: 12 Aug, 2016

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Specialist regeneration developer Blueprint will open the first show home at Trent Basin this weekend to give prospective buyers a feel for the new neighbourhood under development at Nottingham Waterside. Focus Consultants is project manager for the scheme of contemporary homes and apartments on the banks of the River Trent. At the official launch event… Read more »

Engineering Exhibition Role for Focus Consultants at V&A Museum

Posted: 8 Aug, 2016

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Focus Consultants has played a key role in the opening of a Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) exhibition dedicated to the most influential engineer of the 20th Century. Revealing the untold design stories behind some of the world’s most famous buildings, such as the Sydney Opera House and the Centre Pompidou in Paris, to recent… Read more »

Police Contract for Focus Consultants

Posted: 2 Aug, 2016

Focus Consultants has been appointed to project manage a key scheme for Cambridgeshire Constabulary. We are spearheading the development of a new sexual assault referral centre (SARC) being created at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, near Huntingdon. The contract was awarded via the Eastern Shires Purchasing Framework and is the latest ‘blue light’ scheme that Focus Consultants has… Read more »

Work starting on site shortly for Kelmarsh Hall Restoration Project

Posted: 11 Jul, 2016

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Work is getting underway soon on the restoration and development work for Kelmarsh Hall’s Tunnelling through the Past project. Focus Consultants is project managing the scheme, which, supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund through a £1.3 million grant, is the largest ever restoration project undertaken at the Grade 1 listed hall in Northamptonshire. The work… Read more »

New senior appointment at Focus Consultants

Posted: 6 Jul, 2016

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Focus Consultants has appointed Andy White as Senior Project Manager to head up the healthcare team. Andy joins Nottingham-based Focus from Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, where he was capital projects manager and before that estates services manager (forensic). Skilled in project management, he has more than 30 years of experience in the construction and… Read more »

Nottingham Office

Posted: 29 Jun, 2016

Please be aware on Friday 1st July 2016 due to electrical works being carried out in the area, please be aware that Focus Consultants (Nottingham Office) will not have access to landline telephones or emails for 1 hour only between the hours of 12.00pm and 5.00pm. Unfortunately we cannot give a specific time when this… Read more »

Focus Consultants presents donation to Lincolnshire Autistic Society

Posted: 27 Jun, 2016

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An annual charity golf day and raffle staged by Focus Consultants has raised £250 for Lincolnshire Autistic Society. Players at the Belton Park Golf Club event near Grantham in Lincolnshire included representatives from private and public sector organisations. The event featured a number of prizes for achievements including longest drive and nearest the pin, as… Read more »

Focus Consultants plays a role in Bridgford Hall Conversion to Apart-hotel

Posted: 21 Jun, 2016

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Work has begun to convert an historic Grade II listed mansion into hotel apartments following support from Focus Consultants. Focus helped Rushcliffe Borough Council to secure Heritage Enterprise funding for Bridgford Hall – a vacant building in West Bridgford Park, south of the River Trent in Nottingham. Focus was appointed to provide funding advice, activity… Read more »

Museum Appointment for Focus Consultants

Posted: 20 Jun, 2016

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Focus Consultants have been appointed to project manage the redevelopment of Gilbert White & The Oates Collections after supporting a successful Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid to help fund the work. Focus project managed the development of the Round 2 HLF application for the scheme which is planned for the home of the Rev. Gilbert… Read more »

Focus Celebrates LABC Building Excellence Awards 2016 for Boston Scheme

Posted: 20 Jun, 2016

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The team at Focus Consultants is celebrating the news that a new development of affordable homes that the company was involved in has scooped an award. The scheme in Blue Street, Boston, was named Best High Volume New Housing Development at the regional LABC Building Excellence Awards 2016, held in Leicester. Focus Consultants acted as… Read more »

Focus Consultants acquires a controlling interest in Midland Energy Services Ltd

Posted: 4 May, 2016

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Focus Consultants has acquired a controlling interest in Newark-based sustainable building consultancy Midland Energy Services Ltd (trading as MES Building Solutions). The move will strengthen the sustainable development services already provided by Focus, and increase the number of professionals working on the team. It follows an announcement last year by Focus that we planned to… Read more »

RIBA Award shortlisting for Boathouse 4

Posted: 28 Apr, 2016

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A former boat-building shed in Portsmouth’s historic naval dockyards, which has been transformed into a teaching workshop and exhibition space with support from Focus Consultants, has been shortlisted for the 2016 RIBA South Awards. Boathouse 4, built during the 1930s rearmament period, was in a run-down state before being renovated into a new £5.5 million… Read more »

Time to move forward for British Horological Institute plan

Posted: 5 Apr, 2016

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A team of experts has been assembled to spearhead the creation of a national Centre for Horology at Upton Hall, near Newark. Last October it was announced that the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) had earmarked a £2.8 million grant for the BHI to develop a new centre of excellence to help train the next generation… Read more »

Blue Street provides new homes for flood victims

Posted: 23 Mar, 2016

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A new development of affordable homes, which Focus Consultants was involved in, has been officially opened on Blue Street in Boston on the site of the former Pilgrim Foods depot. The 41 new homes have been designed to have garages rather than living accommodation on the ground floor, to mitigate flood risk. The £5 million… Read more »

Focus Consultants celebrates Royal Transformation Project funding success

Posted: 23 Mar, 2016

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Focus Consultants are celebrating the news that one of the East Midlands’ key arts and entertainment centres has been successful in securing £1.5m from the Arts Council England. The grant, along with £1.8m from Nottingham City Council, will support the £3.3m Royal Transformation Project being planned by Nottingham’s Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall. Focus,… Read more »

Affordable homes role for Focus Consultants

Posted: 23 Mar, 2016

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Residents have moved into a new development built with support from property experts at Focus Consultants. Focus acted as employer’s agent on a £1.05 million scheme in Marsden Drive, Scunthorpe, for Ongo Homes (formerly North Lincolnshire Homes), where 14 homes have recently been completed on the site of a former pub. Focus also provided a… Read more »

Affordable housing scheme role for Focus Consultants

Posted: 29 Feb, 2016

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A team at Focus Consultants has just finished overseeing the successful completion of a Lincolnshire housing scheme. The Focus Boston Office acted as employer’s agent on a £3.92 million development of 41 affordable homes at Blue Street in the town, built in two phases by Waterloo Housing Group Ltd. In addition, Focus provided a number… Read more »

Arts restoration project completed by Focus Consultants

Posted: 17 Feb, 2016

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Heritage experts at Focus Consultants have played a key role in the opening to the public for the first time of the studios of an eminent Victorian artist and his designer wife. Focus supported a successful second round bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for £2.4million grant funding in support of the project at… Read more »