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Posted: 13 Aug, 2018

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A £2.8 million redevelopment scheme at Gilbert White and The Oates Collections, the former home of pioneering naturalist Gilbert White – projected managed by Focus Consultants – has now been completed. The renovation of the museum and estate in Selborne, Hampshire, includes restoration of the stable yard and brew house, providing a new entrance, a shop and a café for visitors, as well as the conversion of the upstairs into an apartment. Work also includes general refurbishment and reconfiguration of the layout of the main house to allow the creation of a new gallery celebrating the life and work of...

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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 experiences and unique artefacts that explore our relationship with the Sun. The exhibition, which runs until 6th May 2019, is the third exhibition opening that Focus has been involved in at the Science Museum, which welcomes more than 3 million visitors every year. Partner at...

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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 day, with first prize being presented to Simon Elkington. A number of prizes for achievements were also presented including longest drive and nearest the pin. In addition, a fundraising raffle was also held. Focus partner Trevor Newton, who organised the annual tournament, said: “The Charity...

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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, processes and procedures which have proven very effective in ensuring we deliver the quality of service expected by our Clients and conduct our operations in an environmentally sustainable manner. Of added value and benefit, both to our Customers and our own operation, is the expertise...

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Posted: 27 Jun, 2018

Focus opens a Newark Office

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 the construction and building sector. It will also provide a base for the Focus team working on a number of recently won contracts in the Newark and Lincolnshire area. Focus has been appointed as quantity surveyor for the proposed conservation and repair work to be...

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Posted: 19 Jun, 2018

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The first museum exhibition of its kind dedicated to a global business that attracts more than 2.2 billion players worldwide is being project managed by Focus Consultants. Focus is also the quantity surveyor on the videogames exhibition at the world-famous V&A Museum. When it opens in September, the exhibition will be the first of its kind dedicated to the videogames sector. It will be the 11th exhibition that Focus has been involved in at the V&A. Florence Andrews, senior consultant at Focus Consultants, said: “As a company, Focus has project managed a wide range of exhibitions at the V&A and...

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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 and the overall Building Project of the Year Award. The project tells the story of food production for a large country estate from the late 18th century to the 1950s, and has brought alive the agricultural, architectural, technological, social and cultural heritage of Tatton Dale Farm...

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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 provided business planning and funding advice for the preparation of the Heritage Lottery Fund bid, which, at £11.55 million, was the HLF’s largest grant award in Wales when it was awarded in 2012. Now the museum has won the Tourism and Leisure Category in the...

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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 phase of the scheme, having previously carried out the same roles on the first phase of Trent Basin. More than 80 people attended the Phase Two launch event at the multi award-winning development on the banks of the River Trent, which will ultimately see some...

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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 restore and improve one of Eastbourne’s key buildings – the Winter Garden. Preparation work has begun on the new lift shaft, while toilets have been gutted and carpets stripped in preparation for the restoration of the original parquet flooring in the Floral Hall. The top...

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Posted: 11 May, 2018

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Arts and heritage experts at Focus Consultants are celebrating the news that one of the museums the company has worked with has been named a finalist in the world’s biggest museum award. Focus was project manager for the recent redevelopment at Brooklands Museum – one of the UK’s most historically significant sites for motoring, aviation and engineering. Now it has been revealed that the museum is one of five finalists in the Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 – the biggest museum prize in the world. The news has delighted the team at Focus, which has also worked with...

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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 New Construction 2018 is taking bold steps to encourage the construction industry to better integrate sustainability into the design process,” said Focus partner Jason Redfearn. “As the BRE’s overarching aim, early and thorough integration of sustainability into the design and construction of commercial buildings takes...

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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 be littered with bodies seeking attention. My feet blistered, my running shoes melted and stuck to the pavement – I have never run in such hot, tough conditions. “I trained in the ice and ran in the Sahara. That was the first and last marathon...

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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 to supply consultancy services in leisure, culture and tourism, as well as asset management and delivery – all to public sector clients and social housing providers. The NHS SBS Framework provides ease of access and offers a compliant route to market for NHS and public...

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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 and raise over £2,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust. “As a teenager, I had a mole on the back of my leg which had to be cut out,” said Kevin. “I spent three weeks on an adult cancer ward, because the children’s cancer ward was...

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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 a £23.75m refurbishment, including £11.5m from The National Lottery. Focus Consultants were project managers, quantity surveyors and CDM co-ordinators during the three-year project, which dramatically transformed the building maximising access and engagement with the Collection and providing a 21st century visitor experience. The team at...

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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, which was project managed by Focus, the buildings and grounds have been transformed into a museum, with a dedicated learning centre. Steven Fletcher, partner at Focus Consultants said: “Focus is delighted to have been able to work on such an interesting and historic project. As...

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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 housing providers in the UK can procure services from Focus in the knowledge that the procurement process has already been carried out in a professional manner, avoiding the need for a full tender process when searching for suppliers - saving them time and money. The...

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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 has been appointed as project manager, employer’s agent and sustainability advisor (HQM) for phase two, with work by builders Willmott Dixon now underway on the next 31 homes. When the whole scheme is finished, the £100 million residential development will have created 500 low energy...

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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 a replacement of the bar, floor and toilets as part of a wider rebranding and redevelopment programme to provide modern leisure facilities. Huntingdonshire District Council has invested more than £10 million at a number of centres, including St Ives, in the past five years to provide...

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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 fuel cell technology. She graduated from the University of Nottingham with a BEng (Hons) in Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems and she completed her Masters during an internship with Blueprint. “Focus works with both the University of Nottingham and Blueprint and we are therefore...

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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 the basement of the house. Thanks to a £1.3 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and funding from Daventry District Council grant scheme, along with the charity’s own fundraising efforts, the history of the lives of the servants at the hall will now...

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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 listed mansion in West Bridgford, near Nottingham, to create luxury aparthotel accommodation as well as a civil wedding venue. The £2.3million project received a £1.5million Heritage Enterprise grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and became the first completed project in the East Midlands to...

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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 and academia has come together, supported by Innovate UK, to pilot state-of-the-art technologies and unique business models. The pilot will demonstrate how to lower cost and reduce carbon whilst allowing residents to better engage with the energy they consume. Homeowners at Trent Basin will be...

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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 as the Deptford Dockyard, opened in 1513 and was first used by Henry VIII to build his naval fleet. The HMS Lenox was commissioned under Charles II in 1678 as the first of 30 ships built during his reign to expand the Royal Navy into...

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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, has won two Investors in Education Awards for its commitment to providing top quality work experience for young people and Callum was the latest student to join the team to find out more about the industry. Partner at Focus Consultants, Trevor Newton, said: “At Focus...

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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 brand new sustainable building celebrating the skills of makers past and present, which encourages visitors of all ages to experience traditional skills first-hand. Focus Consultants are the project managers and quantity surveyors for the wide-ranging redevelopment at the site, and also provided business planning and...

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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 Trust issued a three-year vision for the strategic development of the town’s key cultural, heritage and leisure assets. Elements of the feasibility study, which will take around six months to complete, will include benchmarking, consultation and an options review, contribution to a funding strategy and...

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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 a visitor attraction. Focus Consultants has been appointed to undertake a governance options review for the future management of the site, including recommendations as to the most viable model moving forward. The Cottage was home to Mrs Hilda Smith who was born is Navenby in...

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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 develop proposals for the £8.6m restoration of the church and the renewal of community facilities. The historical Grade I listed London landmark has appointed Focus Consultants as project directors and project managers. The scheme is set to include new building work adjoined to the current...

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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. It follows the completion ahead of schedule earlier this year of Phase Two of Broadfield Lane, Boston, when Focus Consultants acted as employer’s agent, principal designer, client CDM advisor and party wall surveyor on a scheme to build 123 houses for Waterloo Housing Group. Also...

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Posted: 12 Jul, 2017

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Focus Consultants has been appointed on a major national framework to supply consultancy services in leisure, culture and tourism, as well as asset management and delivery. The position on the ESPO 664-17 framework will run until April 2019 with an option to extend for a further two years until April 2021. It means that public-sector clients, registered charities and social housing providers in the UK can procure services from Focus in the knowledge that the procurement process has already been carried out in a professional manner, avoiding the need for a full tender process when searching for suppliers - saving...

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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 use of extensions and external spaces on the St George’s Hospital site in Lincoln. It comes following discussions with local commissioners to offer additional provision in Lincolnshire for adults who require intensive psychiatric care, and means that patients will no longer need to travel outside...

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Posted: 27 Jun, 2017

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A new, world class players’ village has opened at Devonshire Park to provide topflight facilities for women’s and men’s tennis. The impressive glass-fronted two-storey building was opened by the Mayor of Eastbourne, Pat Hearn, ahead of this year’s Aegon International which runs from June 23rd to July 1st. Eastbourne Borough Council and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) jointly funded the building, which is part of the £44million Devonshire Quarter scheme. Focus Consultants is the project manager and contract administrator for the whole scheme, and also undertook the economic impact analysis of the development. Focus partner, Eleanor Clarke, said: “The team...

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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 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to redevelop the hall in West Bridgford near Nottingham. The Grade II listed building has recently reopened as a luxury aparthotel and civil wedding ceremony venue, following a £2.3 million redevelopment – making it the first Heritage Enterprise project...

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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 of £1.5million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Rushcliffe Borough Council has turned the building into a luxury aparthotel and civil wedding ceremony venue. The grant is the first completed in the East Midlands under the HLF’s Heritage Enterprise programme which funds vital repairs and...

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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 Gardner and socialite Mona von Bismarck. The second part of the exhibition will reveal how the designer influenced his contemporaries and the fashion industry of today. Focus acted as project manager and quantity surveyor as part of a framework agreement appointment with the V&A Museum....

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 Confetti Institute. Work has just got underway on site on the six-storey building, which will connect the existing Confetti college centre on Convent Street and the Higher Education Centre on Parliament Street. Designed by award-winning architects Allan Joyce, the striking building is hoping to achieve...

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 area has been identified as a priority growth sector, due to it contributing over £0.5 billion to the LLEP economy, as well as it being the second largest textiles employment area in the UK. Within Leicester and Leicestershire, the sector employs 9,480 people in 1,480...

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 closed to the public for the past 3 years whilst undergoing a £23.75m major refurbishment, including £11.5 million from the National Lottery. Focus Consultants were appointed as project managers, quantity surveyors and CDM coordinators for the redevelopment. In addition to this the team also carried...

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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 who beat the rest of the field by 4 points. A number of prizes for achievements were also presented including longest drive and nearest the pin. In addition, a fundraising raffle was also held. Focus partner Trevor Newton, who organised the annual tournament, said: “The...

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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 funders include WREN, a not-for-profit grant-giving business, who donated £50,000, and Lindsey Action Zone. The committee has raised further funds through community events and donations to cover the overall £800,000 cost of the project for the new multi-purpose building, which will serve the residents of...

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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 members of the public to post pictures of their creations on social media platforms, and Malteser would donate an additional £5. The Focus team bake events raised an impressive £142 for the charity. Congratulations to the entire team!

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 services from inception to completion. Our experience and specialist knowledge in theatre and performing arts centre projects provided added value to our core service. The SPACE is located near to The Arboretum in Nottingham, adjacent the existing Nottingham Girls High School Sixth Form Centre. The...

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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 II Listed house by the Gilbert White & The Oates Collections Trust (GWOC). The redevelopment project ‘Towards Sustainability - Inspiring Journeys of the Natural World’ consists of the restoration of the stable yard and brew house, providing a new entrance and a café for visitors,...

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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 and a plaza, giving the campus a focal point and sense of identity. Focus Consultants was the BREEAM assessor for the carbon negative scheme, which achieved a BREEAM rating of excellent. Partner Jason Redfearn, who leads the Energy & Sustainability Team at Focus, said: “To...

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 Trust, in partnership with Buckinghamshire County Council, Wycombe District Council and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). The contract is being handled by the Leicester office of Focus. Partner Jason Redfearn, who leads the Energy and Sustainability Team at Focus, said: “Focus Consultants offers support...

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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 number one is excited about the major improvements to tennis courts and facilities as well as the extensive theatre restorations and creation of an international conference centre.   She said: “Eastbourne is my home. I love it here. When I’m not competing it’s where I...