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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

Three new appointments at Focus Consultants

Posted: 4 Dec, 2017

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Focus Consultants has welcomed three new members of staff to its professional teams. Sana Arif joins the Energy Team as a graduate sustainability consultant and is based in the company’s Nottingham head office.  Sana’s interests and qualifications lie within the energy sector, focusing on renewable technologies with specific skills in wind, solar power and hydrogen… Read more »

Focus Consultants proud as historic hall project is shortlisted in awards

Posted: 29 Sep, 2017

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Focus is delighted to hear news that the renovation and refurbishment scheme at Bridgford Hall has been named as a finalist in this year’s East Midlands fbe Awards. The scheme was supported by Focus Consultants with funding advice, project management and quantity surveying services. Completed earlier this year, the redevelopment involved renovating the Grade II… 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 hosts work experience student in Lincolnshire office

Posted: 16 Aug, 2017

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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. Callum Hunt, 15, a pupil at the William Lovell Church of England Academy in Stickney, spent a fortnight at Focus’ Boston office this summer. The Boston office, which is based at Endeavour Park,… 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’ role with Waterloo Housing Group continues

Posted: 18 Jul, 2017

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Work has begun on site to build 22 new affordable homes in Lincolnshire – the latest project that Focus Consultants has undertaken for Waterloo Housing Group. The team in the Boston office of Focus Consultants has been appointed to carry out a multi-disciplinary construction consultancy role on the development in Church Road in Old Leake…. 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 delighted to see Bridgford Hall officially reopened after renovation

Posted: 15 Jun, 2017

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An historic hall has officially re-opened after a major redevelopment project, which was supported by Focus Consultants with funding advice, project management and quantity surveying services. The Grade II Listed mansion Bridgford Hall, located in West Bridgford Park, Nottingham, has recently completed a £2.3million redevelopment project. With the help of a Heritage Enterprise grant award… Read more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »