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 »

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 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 Consultants plays key role in opening of Lincolnshire’s first psychiatric intensive care unit

Posted: 6 Jul, 2017

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The official opening of Lincolnshire’s first Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) has taken place. Focus Consultants undertook several roles in the development, including project manager, designer, principal designer, quantity surveyor and contract administrator. The brand new ten-bedded male only unit, which is known as the Hartsholme Centre, has redeveloped an existing unused ward with considerate… Read more »

Historic buildings could qualify for redevelopment grants

Posted: 19 Jun, 2017

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Funding experts at Focus Consultants are urging the owners of historic buildings to consider following in the footsteps of Bridgford Hall which has become the first completed project in the East Midlands to benefit from a Heritage Enterprise Grant. Focus supported Rushcliffe Borough Council in its successful bid for a £1.5 million Heritage Enterprise Grant… Read more »

‘Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion’ launches at the V&A

Posted: 31 May, 2017

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  Focus Consultants have been working in collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum to create a new exhibition entitled ‘Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion’. It will showcase the work of the revolutionary couturier and fashion icon Cristóbal Balenciaga (1895-1972).  The exhibition will feature the UK’s largest collection of his work, including items made for actress Ava… Read more »

Sustainability team at Focus Consultants appointed on one of Nottingham’s ‘greenest’ projects

Posted: 24 May, 2017

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Sustainability experts at Focus Consultants have been appointed to help Nottingham’s new Digital Media Hub become one of the top three environmentally sustainable sites in the city. The £9.1 million Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies is scheduled to be the flagship part of Nottingham Trent University’s Creative Quarter Campus and the main site of the… Read more »

Focus Consultants research economic benefit of Leicester Textiles Hub

Posted: 15 May, 2017

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Focus Consultants has been working with Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) and Leicester City Council with support from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to explore the creation of a hub and training centre in the city to help Leicester boost its textiles industry. The textiles manufacturing sector in the Leicester and Leicestershire LEP… Read more »

The National Army Museum opens after a £23.75m redevelopment

Posted: 28 Apr, 2017

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Established in 1960, the National Army Museum in Chelsea, London, is a leading authority on the British Army and its impact on society past and present. Through the collections, it preserves and shares the stories of ordinary people with extraordinary responsibilities, exploring the role of the army and its relevance today. The museum has been… Read more »

Focus Consultants stages charity golf day

Posted: 25 Apr, 2017

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Focus Consultants hosted the company’s annual charity golf day at the Belton Park Golf Club near Grantham in Lincolnshire – raising £180 for The Butterfly Trust, a local hospice based in Boston, Lincolnshire. Attended by 16 different organisations, 18 players took part, with first prize being presented to Nick Piggott of the NatWest banking group… Read more »

New community centre for Mareham-Le-Fen breaks ground

Posted: 18 Apr, 2017

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Work is now underway on building a new community centre in Lincolnshire village Mareham le Fen, which will replace a 100-year-old tin and timber hall. Focus Consultants is project managing the scheme, having earlier supported the Village Hall Management Committee in securing a grant of just over £500,000 from The Big Lottery Fund. Other main… Read more »

Focus Team Bakes for Comic Relief

Posted: 4 Apr, 2017

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This March, members of Focus Nottingham Office have been putting their baking skills to the test to raise money for Comic Relief. We held two bake sales over the course of several weeks, where members of the staff produced a range of treats from brownies to cupcakes. The Malteser based incentive ‘Bake a million’ encouraged… Read more »

The SPACE on show at Nottingham Girls High School

Posted: 30 Mar, 2017

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After 10 years in design and development, the new Nottingham Girls High School Performing Arts Centre, known as The SPACE, had its opening ceremony on 23rd of March. The evening consisted of a gala event followed by a performance of ‘Grease’ by the students. Focus Consultants were appointed to to carry out full Quantity Surveying… Read more »

Focus Consultants project manages Gilbert White and The Oates Museum redevelopment

Posted: 28 Mar, 2017

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After supporting a successful Round 2 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) bid in Spring 2016, Focus Consultants are pleased to announce that the renovation of the museum housing The Gilbert White and the Oates Collections in Selborne, Hampshire, has begun construction. Focus were appointed to project manage the £2.5 million redevelopment of the 17th Century Grade… Read more »

Focus delighted to hear of Civic Trust Awards commendation

Posted: 17 Mar, 2017

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The team at Focus Consultants is proud to hear the news that a scheme we were involved with has received a commendation in the Civic Trust Awards. The accolade was given to the Heart of the Campus development at Nottingham Trent University, which involved rebuilding the centre of the Clifton campus with two new buildings… Read more »

Eastbourne tennis superstar backs Focus Consultants’ Devonshire Quarter project in new film

Posted: 9 Mar, 2017

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  World top 10 tennis player Johanna Konta is fronting a powerful new short film showcasing the impressive Devonshire Quarter transformation underway in her hometown of Eastbourne.   Focus Consultants is the project manager and contract administrator for the £44million scheme, and also undertook the economic impact analysis of the development.   The in-form British… Read more »

Apprentice at Focus Consultants climbs the ladder of opportunity

Posted: 6 Mar, 2017

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A former apprentice at our Boston Office has jumped at the chance to launch a new career within the company. Victoria Bell, 18, joined Focus Boston as an apprentice administrator in 2014 and was taken on as a permanent member of the administration staff a year later after completing her training at Boston College. But,… Read more »

Focus Consultants appointed project manager on Tatton Park scheme

Posted: 14 Feb, 2017

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Heritage experts at Focus Consultants have been appointed to help drive forward a project to showcase the history of farming and its relevance to healthy eating today at one of the UK’s most well-known country estates. Tatton Dale Farm in Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, has received £1 million Heritage Lottery funding to develop a scheme… Read more »

Focus and Nottingham Trent University present Economic Funding courses

Posted: 2 Feb, 2017

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Focus Consultants are pleased to announce the introduction of two one-day courses in partnership with the School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment at Nottingham Trent University, taking place on the 2nd and 3rd of March 2017 at Nottingham Conference Centre at NTU’s City Campus. Focus founding partner Kevin Osbon and partner Heather Frecklington, both… Read more »

Focus Consultants gains key environmental accreditation

Posted: 23 Jan, 2017

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The teams at Focus Consultants have cemented their commitment to high environmental standards by achieving an internationally recognised environmental management accreditation. The Leicester office of Focus has become the latest of the Focus offices to be awarded ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and follows the Nottingham and Boston offices, which also recently gained the standard…. 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 »

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 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 »

Focus Consultants delighted by opening of restored First World War warship

Posted: 3 Aug, 2015

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Heritage and exhibition specialists at Focus Consultants are preparing for the opening of the Royal Navy’s only Gallipoli surviving craft following a major restoration of the First World War warship. On 6th August, The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) will open HMS M.33 to the public for the first time in her history,… Read more »

Focus Consultants Dives into Leisure Centre Extension Scheme

Posted: 30 Jun, 2015

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Focus Consultants has been appointed to project manage a £3 million scheme to refurbish and extend a leisure centre. Work is due to get underway this summer on the development at North Herts Leisure Centre in Letchworth and includes a new learner/teaching pool, a café with a view over the pool, dance studio, offices, a… Read more »

HMS Belfast Success Flies Flag For Notts Businesses

Posted: 23 Apr, 2015

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A project which saw four Nottingham companies design and build the new visitor centre for London’s iconic HMS Belfast, part of Imperial War Museums, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Focus Consultants and Architects CPMG have been selected as finalists in the Tourism and Leisure category of the RICS Awards and will be attending an… Read more »

£½ million grant secured by Focus Consultants for village hall scheme

Posted: 4 Nov, 2014

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Funding experts at Focus have secured £½ million to help a rural community build a new village hall. The £456,225 Big Lottery Grant will enable Mareham le Fen Village Hall near Boston in Lincolnshire to replace a 100-year-old tin and timber hall with a modern, more central facility. The news, which comes on top of… Read more »

Appointments at the Boston office of Focus Consultants

Posted: 23 Oct, 2014

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Two new members of staff have joined the team within the building services department at Focus Consultants Lincolnshire Office. Architectural technician Harley Cooper and assistant building surveyor Jake Wiles have both been appointed recently by Focus to our office in Endeavour Park, Boston. Harley joined the company after completing a Bachelor of Science Honours degree… Read more »

Focus Consultants appointed to help create new national attraction

Posted: 6 Oct, 2014

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Nottingham-based Focus Consultants has been selected as part of a ‘dream team’ to transform Milton Keynes Museum into a national attraction. The museum’s £7.3 million expansion through two major new galleries telling the area’s story from pre-history through to the present day is being made possible through funding from Milton Keynes Council, the Heritage Lottery… Read more »

Focus on Funding Newsletter

Posted: 8 Sep, 2014

Check out the latest Focus on Funding Newsletter, where we bring you up to date on the very latest funding opportunities with insights into the projects likely to be successful. Focus on Funding Newsletter

Grant secured for historic town thanks to Focus Consultants

Posted: 26 Aug, 2014

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Focus Consultants has helped to secure a major Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant which will play a key part in showcasing the heritage of an historic Norfolk town. Experts at Focus supported the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk in its successful second round bid to the HLF, which resulted in a grant… Read more »

Focus Consultants wins commission for Lincolnshire housing scheme

Posted: 15 Aug, 2014

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Focus Consultants has been appointed by the Waterloo Housing Group on a scheme to redevelop one of the few derelict sites left in Boston in Lincolnshire into affordable housing for local people. The company has been secured as Employer’s Agent, CDM Co-ordinator, and Party Wall Surveyor for the development in Blue Street, on the site… Read more »

Golfers get in the swing of fundraising with Focus Consultants

Posted: 30 Jun, 2014

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A £250 cheque has been handed to charity following an annual golf day staged by Focus Consultants. Focus. which specialises in funding and economic development, project management, chartered surveying and energy, staged the event at Belton Park Golf Club in Grantham. Players donated £250 in the raffle, and the proceeds were presented by Focus Partner… Read more »

Construction companies lend a hand to local Scout group

Posted: 30 Jun, 2014

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A scout group has been given somewhere safe to store their equipment after Focus Consultants and Linden Homes teamed up to help. Employees at Focus have been working with the 30th Lincoln 1st Bassingham Scout Group to help them find funding to provide a new equipment store to replace old buildings which have to be… Read more »