Boston Manor House Refurb Due to Start in 2019

Posted: 18 Dec, 2018

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A Grade I Listed Jacobean manor house will close in the New Year for a refurbishment after securing a £3,734,200 National Lottery grant. Focus Consultants provided business planning and quantity surveying services for Boston Manor House in Brentford as part of the early stages of the redevelopment plans. The heritage restoration project entitled Boston Manor:… Read more »

Focus Consultants completes role in fire safety improvements at Lincoln hospital

Posted: 13 Dec, 2018

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A £1.4m programme of fire safety improvement work in which Focus Consultants undertook the building surveying, design and contract administrator responsibilities has been completed on a ward at Lincoln County Hospital. The third floor Branston Ward (gynaecology) at Lincoln County Hospital has just undergone a major refurbishment, as part of United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust’s… Read more »

Focus Consultants delivers sustainability services for major renewable energy firm

Posted: 29 Nov, 2018

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Focus Consultants has been appointed to deliver sustainability services for a new East Coast Hub for the global leader in offshore wind, Ørsted, which is currently building the biggest offshore wind farms in the world. Currently in construction on the Royal Docks at Grimsby, Lincolnshire, the building will represent a state-of-the-art operations and maintenance hub… Read more »

Focus Consultants delighted to see work under way at Nottingham Castle

Posted: 12 Nov, 2018

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Having played a key role in the definition, creation and funding of the project for the redevelopment of Nottingham Castle, Focus Consultants is very pleased to see work now starting on site to transform the castle into a world-class visitor destination. Focus was the lead consultant working on the successful bid which secured a First… Read more »

Focus Consultants completes eight-year PM role at key museum

Posted: 12 Nov, 2018

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An eight-year redevelopment at St Fagans National Museum of History, project managed by Focus Consultants, has successfully completed and been topped with a highly commended accolade at the RICS 2018 Grand Final Awards. Focus first began working with the Welsh museum in 2010 when Focus was appointed for the preparation of a Heritage Lottery Fund… Read more »

Trent Basin shortlisted for three awards at EMPD

Posted: 26 Sep, 2018

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Great to see Trent Basin in Nottingham named as a finalist in three different award categories at the East Midlands Property Dinner Awards 2018. Focus Consultants is project manager, employer’s agent and sustainability advisor (HQM) for phase two of the scheme, having previously acted in a similar capacity for phase one. The Blueprint development –… Read more »

Two council contracts completed by Focus Consultants

Posted: 6 Sep, 2018

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Focus Consultants has completed two key contracts for Huntingdonshire District Council. Focus project managed the recent refurbishment and improvements of the swimming pool and changing village at One Leisure St Neots. Focus was also contract administrator, principal designer and CDM advisor for the £260,000, nine-week scheme at the leisure centre. In addition, Focus Consultants has… Read more »

Sun exhibition at Science Museum shines for Focus Consultants

Posted: 1 Aug, 2018

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Focus Consultants are project managing the biggest exhibition about the Sun that has ever been staged. Focus has been appointed as project manager, contract administrator, quantity surveyor and principal designer for the exhibition, which will open on 6th October at the Science Museum in London. The Sun: Living With Our Star will include spectacular interactive… Read more »

Focus Consultants Charity Golf Day Proceeds go to The Thera Trust

Posted: 20 Jul, 2018

Focus Consultants hosted another of the company’s annual charity golf days at the Belton Park Golf Club near Grantham in Lincolnshire – raising £200 for The Thera Trust, a local East Midlands charity who is raising money for a sensory garden in Boston. Attended by 16 different organisations, 18 players took part in the golf… Read more »

Focus gains ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification

Posted: 2 Jul, 2018

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Focus have gained certification to the 2015 standards for both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Having previously been certificated to the ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 standards, we were successful in achieving the transition to the 2015 standards in our Nottingham, Leicester and Lincolnshire offices. Our certification further underpins our existing quality and environmental systems,… Read more »

Focus Consultants Opens Newark Office

Posted: 27 Jun, 2018

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Focus Consultants has opened an additional office after winning a raft of new contracts in the area. Focus has launched a new branch office in Newark, Nottinghamshire, next door to our sister firm Midland Energy Services Ltd (MES Building Solutions). The move will allow closer co-operation between the two organisations, particularly on compliance work in… Read more »

Excitement for Focus Consultants at news that Tatton Park is an award finalist

Posted: 18 Jun, 2018

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A recently completed heritage scheme at Tatton Park in Cheshire, which Focus Consultants helped to project manage, has been named as a finalist in three categories of the North West Regional Construction Awards 2018. Tatton Dale Farm was shortlisted in the Preservation and Rejuvenation Award, as well as the Cheshire Project of the Year Award… Read more »

Focus Consultants celebrates as St Fagans wins RICS Award

Posted: 7 Jun, 2018

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Celebrations at Focus Consultants, as museum project wins key award The team at Focus Consultants is celebrating the news that St Fagans National Museum of History in Wales has won a top award. Focus is the project manager and quantity surveyor for a wide-ranging redevelopment currently on-going at the site in Cardiff. The company also… Read more »

Hot Property! Great news for Trent Basin where Focus is Project Manager

Posted: 29 May, 2018

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Focus Consultants is pleased to hear that nearly 50 per cent of the homes in the second phase at Trent Basin, Nottingham, have already been reserved by keen homebuyers following a highly anticipated and successful open day at the unique waterside development. Focus is project manager, employer’s agent and sustainability advisor (HQM) on the second… Read more »

Focus Consultants delighted, as work starts on latest phase of Devonshire Quarter

Posted: 16 May, 2018

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Work is underway on the refurbishment of the Grade II listed Winter Garden in Eastbourne as part of the £44 million transformation of Devonshire Quarter in the town. Focus Consultants is the project manager and contract administrator for the whole scheme, and also undertook the economic impact analysis of the development. The latest phase will… Read more »

Energy experts at Focus Consultants offer advice on new BREEAM rules

Posted: 8 May, 2018

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Developers, contractors and architects are being urged to incorporate sustainability into the very earliest designs of commercial buildings following the launch of the updated BREEAM UK New Construction scheme. Sustainability experts at Focus Consultants have studied the revision of the key sustainability assessment method for real estate and are advising the best way forward. “BREEAM… Read more »

Focus Consultants partner completes hottest London Marathon on record

Posted: 23 Apr, 2018

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Focus Consultants partner Kevin Osbon has successfully completed the hottest London Marathon on record – raising more than £2,000 for charity. But he has vowed that his first marathon will also be his last. “It was absolute carnage,” said Kevin. “Nearly everyone had to walk or run in spurts after Canary Wharf, which seemed to… Read more »

Focus Consultants re-appointed to NHS SBS Framework for a second term

Posted: 20 Apr, 2018

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Focus Consultants has been appointed to the NHS SBS Framework for a second term to provide construction consultancy services. The agreement runs until 31 March 2022. Focus is currently on seven framework agreements, including the ESPO 2664_18 framework to supply consultancy services for property & building advice and management services, and the ESPO 664-17 framework… Read more »

Focus Partner runs the London Marathon in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust

Posted: 17 Apr, 2018

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One of the founding Partners of Focus Consultants will be pounding the streets of the capital on Sunday (22nd April) when he takes part in the London Marathon. Despite having six knee operations over the past 15 years – including two total knee reconstructions – Kevin Osbon is aiming to conquer more than 26 miles… Read more »

Three Focus clients heading for the 2018 Museum and Heritage Awards finals

Posted: 22 Mar, 2018

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Three museums, which have recently undergone major redevelopment with support from Focus Consultants, have been shortlisted for awards. The National Army Museum, the Brooklands Museum and Aerospace Bristol are all finalists in this year’s prestigious 2018 Museum and Heritage Awards. The National Army Museum, shortlisted in the best permanent exhibition category, re-opened in 2017 following… Read more »

Focus completes project management role at historic site

Posted: 20 Feb, 2018

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Focus Consultants has played a key role in project managing a £4.7 million scheme to redevelop an historic site based around a Grade I listed manor house and 16th Century great barn. Headstone Manor & Museum in Harrow dates back to 825AD and was once owned by Henry VIII. Now, following a four-year redevelopment programme,… Read more »

Focus Consultants awarded position on key national consultancy services framework

Posted: 7 Feb, 2018

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Focus Consultants has been awarded a position on a major national framework to supply consultancy services for property & building advice and management services. The position on the ESPO 2664_18 framework will run until December 2020 with an option to extend for a further year until December 2021. It means that public-sector clients and social… Read more »

Focus Consultants appointed to project manage phase two of Trent Basin scheme

Posted: 29 Jan, 2018

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Focus Consultants has been appointed to project manage the second phase of the Trent Basin development in Nottingham. The company was project manager, energy and sustainability advisor, and employer’s agent for phase one of the scheme, which was completed at the end of 2016 and featured 45 low energy homes, including eight apartments. Now Focus… Read more »

Focus dives into Leisure Centre schemes

Posted: 22 Jan, 2018

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Focus Consultants is playing a key role in improving leisure facilities in Cambridgeshire. The company was appointed to provide construction consultancy services for the fast-track refurbishment and alteration project to Burgess Hall Events and Conference Centre in St Ives. The centre, run by One Leisure, the in-house leisure provider for Huntingdonshire District Council, has undergone… Read more »