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 »

Focus completes project management role at Grade I listed hall

Posted: 27 Nov, 2017

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A previously inaccessible area of a Grade I listed hall is being opened to the public following a conservation project which has been managed by Focus Consultants. The scheme at Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens in Northamptonshire – entitled ‘Tunnelling through the Past’ – has conserved the former stable yard, laundries and the servants’ areas in… Read more »

Pioneering community energy pilot underway at Nottingham development – Focus proud to be involved

Posted: 8 Sep, 2017

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Trent Basin, a new development in Nottingham, is about to set the bar for community energy schemes as it prepares to install Europe’s largest community battery (2MWh), and solar photovoltaics that will generate, store and distribute energy at a neighbourhood level, and launch a unique energy company for residents. A trailblazing consortium of business, government… Read more »

Focus Consultants on board with replica 17th century sailing ship scheme

Posted: 24 Aug, 2017

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Funding and business planning experts, Focus Consultants, have been appointed to work on an exciting project which will result in the building and launching of a full-size replica of the Lenox, a 17th century sailing ship and which will be a major new tourist attraction based at Convoys Wharf, Lewisham, London. Convoys Wharf, originally known… Read more »

Focus Consultants proud to see the opening of St Fagans National Museum of History

Posted: 2 Aug, 2017

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The National Museum Wales has recently unveiled the redeveloped main building at its St Fagans National Museum of History in Cardiff. The Grade II-listed main building now provides a new entrance, reception area, shop and café. The Weston Centre for Learning includes activity spaces and a lecture theatre. Also due to complete soon is Gweithdy, a… Read more »

Focus Consultants appointed to progress Cheltenham Town Hall transformation

Posted: 2 Aug, 2017

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The eagerly-awaited redevelopment of the iconic Cheltenham Town Hall has moved a step closer following the appointment of Focus Consultants to undertake a full feasibility study for the project. In 2016, the Town Hall project was named top of the town’s “wish list” in a public consultation on key projects. And earlier this summer, Cheltenham… Read more »

Focus Consultants helps to bring Mrs Smith’s Cottage back to life

Posted: 27 Jul, 2017

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Mrs Smith’s Cottage in the village of Navenby, in Lincolnshire, is a rare example of a typical home built in the mid 1800s. North Kesteven District Council hopes to receive Heritage Lottery Funding toward the project ‘Rescuing Mrs Smith’s Cottage: a unique slice of bygone Lincolnshire life’ which will bring it back into operation as… Read more »

London church appointment for Focus Consultants

Posted: 25 Jul, 2017

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Focus Consultants has been appointed to project manage a plan for a major restoration at one of London’s historic churches. The Parish Church of St Marylebone, home to the internationally respected Healing and Counselling Centre and innovative NHS Marylebone Health Centre, has been awarded initial support of £700,000 from The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to… 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 »

Focus Consultants appointed as energy consultants on retirement village scheme

Posted: 14 Mar, 2017

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Experts at Focus Consultants have been appointed as the consultants on a 260-home retirement village being built in Buckinghamshire. Members of the Energy and Sustainability Team at Focus have been retained to advise, support and assess a range of related aspects for the Hughenden Gardens Village development being built by registered charity The ExtraCare Charitable… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Industrial Park Scheme Role for Focus Consultants

Posted: 26 Nov, 2015

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Focus Consultants are playing a key role in a £2m development to build 19 new industrial units, which have scope to create or safeguard almost 300 jobs in coming years. Focus is providing a number of services for the North Kesteven District Council Blackwood Court development on North Hykeham’s Teal Park in Lincolnshire, including support… 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 »

Focus Consultants steps into shoe exhibition role

Posted: 9 Jun, 2015

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Focus Consultants will be instrumental in helping to deliver an exhibition devoted to shoes which opens at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London in June. Focus was appointed project manager, cost consultant and CDM co-ordinator for the temporary exhibition, which runs from 13th June until 31st January 2016. Shoes: Pleasure and Pain will… Read more »

World War One Warship Role for Focus Consultants

Posted: 26 Nov, 2014

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Focus Consultants are part of the team restoring the only surviving ship from the World War One Gallipoli campaign so that it can be opened up to the public. HMS M.33 is one of Britain’s three surviving Royal Navy First World War warships and is currently in a dry dock in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, next… Read more »

Multi-million pound masterplan role for Focus Consultants

Posted: 30 Jun, 2014

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Focus Consultants has been appointed to oversee a £35 million masterplan project in Eastbourne which will breathe new life into the town’s major attractions. The scheme aims to refurbish three listed theatres and the international tennis centre, as well as build a new conference centre, to create world-class tourism, cultural and business facilities. Focus Consultants… Read more »

Concorde and aerospace centre takes off

Posted: 30 Jun, 2014

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Focus Consultants and architects, Purcell have been appointed to draw up designs for a multi-million pound heritage museum and learning centre dedicated to aerospace. The Bristol Aerospace Centre will create a permanent home for Concorde and will also feature refurbished, listed World War One aircraft hangars, which will be transformed into a first-class heritage museum,… Read more »