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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...

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, when a vacancy arose in the surveyors’ department at the end of last year, she put herself forward to be considered for a role in the team. Now, after a three-month trial in the department she has become a trainee CAD technician, working on computer-aided...

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 to tell the story of food production for a large country estate from the late 18th century to the 1950s. The project aims to bring alive the agricultural, architectural, technological, social and cultural heritage of Tatton Dale Farm through the ‘field to fork’ story -...

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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 of whom have been involved with some of the UK’s most prestigious development projects, are joining forces with Nottingham Trent University to run the courses. They are: Economic Impact Assessment and Evaluation -Thursday 2nd March 2017, 9:00 - 16:30 The Green Book Business Case, Understanding...

Posted: 31 Jan, 2017

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A new psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) designed by Focus Consultants features in the current edition of The Network – the journal of The Design in Mental Health Network. The development is Lincolnshire’s first psychiatric intensive care unit and is due to open in Lincoln in summer 2017. Providing a ten-bed unit offering intensive support closer to home for those with severe mental health problems, it is being built by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Focus designed the scheme using Building Information Modelling (BIM) and is principal designer, designer, quantity surveyor and contract administrator for the development of the male-only...

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. The firm’s ECS Team, which provides energy and sustainability services, operates out of the Focus office in Leicester, based at Meridian Business Park. Focus Partner Jason Redfearn, who leads the ECS team, said: “We are pleased to add Leicester to the offices which operate ISO...

Posted: 19 Jan, 2017

The stunning new show apartment at Trent Basin in Nottingham, with beautiful wide open views across the River Trent, will be opening its doors for the first time at a special weekend event on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29thJanuary. The event, organised by award-winning sustainable developer Blueprint, will welcome potential home owners to view the two-bedroom apartment which has been stylishly decorated by interior designer Laura Davies. Trent Basin is a new neighbourhood for those looking to live in a low-energy, low-carbon community. All homes are super insulated and built to promote low-energy living. Focus Consultants partner Keith Butler said: “The show...

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 2017 at 9.00am From all at Focus, we wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  

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Posted: 8 Dec, 2016

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The team at Focus Consultants is delighted to hear that The University of Northampton Students’ Union has received a confirmed grant of £1,323,300 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for the restoration of its Engine Shed building on the University of Northampton’s new Waterside Campus. The project will help bring the Grade II Engine Shed and adjacent office buildings back into use as a vibrant hub of student activity, whilst supporting a number of innovative community engagement projects with local partners and businesses. Focus Consultants were involved in supporting the stage 1 and stage 2 Heritage Enterprise bids for the...

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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 gave advice and examples of career paths in the construction industry, as well as a short demonstration on designing in 3D using BIM software. Focus was one of seven companies who attended the event and the firm was invited after offering a work experience placement...

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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. The project team members behind the development were on hand recently to start demolition and are looking forward to being able to provide the new specialist support to help people suffering from serious episodes of mental ill health, enabling them to remain closer to home...

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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 216. Designed, built and tested in Bristol, she was the last Concorde to be built and the last to fly. Focus partner Steven Fletcher, who attended the ceremony, said: “Focus Consultants is very proud to be playing a role in this inspiring project, and was...

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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 to home for those with severe mental health problems. Focus designed the scheme using Building Information Modelling (BIM) for the county’s mental health and learning disabilities services provider, Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT). Focus is currently appointed as principle designer, designer, quantity surveyor and...

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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 the artist, famed for his illustrations, cartoons and paintings. It is the first purpose-built museum to have been created in the capital for 40 years. “The museum, now open, has exceeded our expectations in every way,” said Cynthia Wells, acting chairman, West House and Heath...

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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, project manager and quantity surveyor for the scheme. The award was presented to B & A Construction (Leicester) Ltd, who carried out the refurbishment. Partner at Focus Consultants, Keith Butler, said: “We are very pleased to hear that this project has won an award. It’s...

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Posted: 14 Oct, 2016

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The very first residents have moved in to their new home at Trent Basin, one of Nottingham’s best located contemporary residential developments, and part of the £250 million regeneration of the Waterside area in Nottingham. Brian Wooding, and his partner Sue Flack, have moved into a three-bedroom, three-storey home on the newly created Portside Street, and were welcomed by Pete Conboy from Blueprint, the specialist regeneration developers of the Trent Basin scheme. More new residents are expected to move in to Trent Basin in the coming weeks. Focus Consultants is project manager for the scheme. Brian and Sue’s new home...

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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 Trent University to run the courses. Aimed at those professionals who are involved in the planning and financing of projects, course one turns the spotlight on economic impact assessment and evaluation, while the second course focuses on The Green Book business case and will look...

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Posted: 12 Sep, 2016

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Hundreds of neglected historic buildings across the East Midlands could qualify for special grants to help bring them back into life. Partner Heather Frecklington is reminding community organisations that Heritage Enterprise funding is available to help with some of the costs to repair derelict historic places, which could be the key to giving them productive new uses. She is urging groups to look around their villages, towns and cities with a fresh pair of eyes and consider whether developments could become commercially viable if they received a cash injection via Heritage Enterprise, which is operated by the Heritage Lottery Fund...

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 Awards for its commitment to providing top quality work experience for young people and Jack was the latest student to join the team to find out more about the industry. Partner at Focus Consultants, Trevor Newton, said: “At Focus Consultants we strive to provide young...

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 box office stripped back in order to make way for a brand new installation, as well as a new merchandise kiosk and terrace upgrade. The electrics to the foyer kiosk are also being upgraded, as well as new lighting added in to the terrace. Project...

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 on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th August, potential home owners will be able to view the newly designed show home, and meet agents FHP Living and Royston and Lund to find out more about the Trent Basin development. Potential home owners will be able to...

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 projects such as Crossrail, the exhibition is the first ever major retrospective on Ove Arup (1895-1988). Engineering the World: Ove Arup and the Philosophy of Total Design is part of the V&A Engineering Season and is one of the most ambitious exhibitions that Focus has...

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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 been appointed on. Work is due to get on site shortly at Hinchingbrooke Hospital and involves refurbishing a former hospital ward to create a special unit for investigating sexual assaults in a joint project for the police and the NHS. The one-storey building is undergoing...

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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 involves restoring the basement rooms and laundry and providing a learning space at the hall. During the year-long build there will be opportunities for visitors and the local community to engage with the project. It is intended that volunteers will be given the opportunity to...

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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 maintenance industries, including 23 in healthcare and also including management and leadership roles. Focus partner Keith Butler said: “We are very pleased to welcome Andy to Focus Consultants, at a time when our work in the healthcare sector is expanding. “He brings vast experience of...

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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 will happen. Updates will follow.

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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 well as a fund-raising raffle. Pictured is Trevor Newton, partner for the Lincolnshire offices of Focus, presenting the donation to Janet Corcoran, secretary of Lincolnshire Autistic Society, who said: “We are very grateful for the support of Focus Consultants and would like to thank all...

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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 planning, viability appraisal, project management and quantity surveying consultancy support for the Round One Heritage Enterprise Bid. The company also then provided project management, bid writing and development appraisal support for the Round Two application and has been retained as project manager to deliver the...

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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 White, the eighteenth century naturalist and ornithologist who is widely regarded as being the first ecologist. The museum also plays host to the collections of two other explorers, Frank Oates and Lawrence Oates. Hidden treasures, held for years in the archives of Gilbert White &...

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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 employer’s agent, as well as providing a number of other roles at the site, including Code for Sustainable Homes assessor and CDM Coordinator. The £5 million development, built by Waterloo Housing Group in partnership with Boston Borough Council and local construction company D Brown Building...

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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 further develop our structure as it built on more than 20 years of experience. The existing MES management team will remain and MES will be run separately for the foreseeable future, said Focus Consultants partner Kevin Osbon. “We see this as an exciting opportunity to...

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Posted: 28 Apr, 2016

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A former boat-building shed in Portsmouth’s historic naval dockyards, which has been transformed into a teaching workshop and exhibition space with support from Focus Consultants, has been shortlisted for the 2016 RIBA South Awards. Boathouse 4, built during the 1930s rearmament period, was in a run-down state before being renovated into a new £5.5 million Boatbuilding and Heritage Skills Training Centre, which was completed in 2015. Focus Consultants was project manager and quantity surveyor for the restoration and refurbishment scheme. The project has been coming under the spotlight in recent times in articles in a number of architecture and building...

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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 of clock and watchmakers in the UK. The project – known as Saving Time - is the first phase of an £8.5 million masterplan that Focus Consultants has developed for the site. Now a team has been appointed to progress plans, produce a fully costed...

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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 development was built by Waterloo Housing Group in partnership with Boston Borough Council and local construction company D Brown Building Contractors Ltd.  Focus Consultants acted as employer’s agent, as well as providing a number of other roles at the site, including Code for Sustainable Homes...

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, worked alongside the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall team to create the masterplan to develop the two venues, and more recently has been the project manager, quantity surveyor and business planner for the successful Arts Council England Round 2 application. Robert Sanderson, managing director...

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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 number of other roles at the site, including Code for Sustainable Homes assessor and CDM Coordinator. The development of affordable homes, which features 13 two-bedroom properties and one three-bedroom home, was the latest in a number of projects the Boston office of Focus has undertaken...

Posted: 29 Feb, 2016

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A team at Focus Consultants has just finished overseeing the successful completion of a Lincolnshire housing scheme. The Focus Boston Office acted as employer’s agent on a £3.92 million development of 41 affordable homes at Blue Street in the town, built in two phases by Waterloo Housing Group Ltd. In addition, Focus provided a number of other roles at the site, including Code for Sustainable Homes assessor and CDM Coordinator. The two-phase development of the homes in Blue Street, Boston, on a disused brownfield site on the outskirts of the town centre, began in June 2014 and was completed in...

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 the home of G F and Mary Watts. Watts Gallery Trust has now recreated G F Watts's studio and created a gallery dedicated to Mary Watts's work in the east wing of the Grade-II listed property Limnerslease in Compton, Surrey, which has just opened to the...

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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 project management, employer’s agent, principal designer/CDM advisor and BREEAM assessor. Lindum Construction is building the scheme for North Kesteven District Council, which is part of the council’s commitment to attracting and supporting start-up businesses. The units will range in size from 500 sq ft to...

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Posted: 28 Oct, 2015

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Focus Consultants has appointed two new Partners. Heather Frecklington, who is based at the Nottingham headquarters of Focus, and Eleanor Clarke, who works from the firm’s London office, are the first two female Partners in the company’s 21-year history. Alongside Jason Redfearn, who leads the Energy Team at Focus and who was also recently appointed a Partner, and Partners Keith Butler and Steven Fletcher, they will be part of the team of five who will spearhead the development of the company. They will be supported by founding Partners Kevin Osbon, Ian Stevens and Karl Marriott, and Partners Richard Aston and...

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Posted: 26 Oct, 2015

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Focus Consultants is celebrating the news that the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has earmarked a £2.8 million grant for the British Horological Institute (BHI). Focus developed the HLF bid for the BHI, which plans to create a National Centre for Horology at its Upton Hall base, near Newark in Nottinghamshire, to help train a new generation of clock and watchmakers in the UK. The project is the first phase of an £8.5 million Masterplan that Focus has developed for the site. Dudley Giles, Chief Executive Officer of the BHI, praised the work of Nottingham-based Focus Consultants. “The team at Focus...

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