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Posted: 14 Oct, 2016

L-R Pete Conboy (from Blueprint) with Sue Flack and Brian Wooding

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

Jack Taylor work experience at Focus Boston office

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

LABC Award 2016 for Blue Street in Boston

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

Training and Rescue

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

Mr and Mrs Green presented with flowers at Blue Street, Boston

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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Posted: 17 Sep, 2015

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Three brave employees of Focus Consultants have collected more than £2,000 for charity after taking part in a tandem sky dive. Focus Senior Building Surveyor Darren Booker made the daring leap in memory of his wife Elizabeth Booker, who was 47 when she passed away last year following her diagnosis of a rare form of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Joining him were 16 year old Admin Apprentice Victoria Bell, who works alongside Darren in the Boston office, and Sustainability Surveyor Gareth Morris, who is based in the company’s Leicester office. Their plunge, which raised money for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, took place...

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Posted: 17 Aug, 2015

08. Aug Parachute

Three brave employees of Focus Consultants are taking the plunge for charity with a tandem sky dive in aid of a cause close to their hearts. The parachute jump will also be part of the celebrations to mark the 21st birthday of Focus Consultants. The team will be raising money for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, which gave care and support to the wife and family of Focus Senior Building Surveyor Darren Booker. Elizabeth Booker was 47 when she passed away last year following her diagnosis of a rare form of Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Darren, who works in the Boston office...

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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, following a distinctive and extensive conservation project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Come the centenary of her launch, HMS M.33 will be the only First World War warship to allow visitors to walk her decks this year. Focus Consultants has been a part...

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Posted: 15 Jul, 2015

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Focus Consultants demonstrated the company’s ongoing commitment to education after hosting a student on a week’s work experience. Fifteen-year-old Reece Franklin, a pupil at William Lovell Church of England School in Stickney, Lincolnshire, spent five days in the Boston office of Focus learning about being a draftsman. The office has previously won two Investors in Education Awards for its commitment to providing quality work experience opportunities to young people. Partner at Focus Consultants’ Lincolnshire offices, Trevor Newton, said: “The team at Focus Consultants believes that work experience is an important part of a young person’s development, and we were very...

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 ground-sprung sports hall floor, refurbishment of the wet changing areas and increased parking facilities. The aim of the project is to increase the life span of the centre by another 25 years and improve customer services. Partner at Focus Consultants, Keith Butler, said: “Focus is...

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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 look at the extremes of footwear from around the globe, presenting around 200 pairs of shoes ranging from a sandal decorated in pure gold leaf originating from ancient Egypt to the most elaborate designs by contemporary makers. Shoes worn by, or associated with, high-profile figures...

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Posted: 29 May, 2015

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An independent assessment carried out by Focus Consultants found that the discovery of King Richard lll brought in more than £59 million to Leicester’s economy, from the time of the discovery to the reinterment. It’s estimated that around £4.5 million of this was generated during the two weeks of reinterment activities, which ended with the Leicester Glows event on March 27th. Associate at Focus, Heather Frecklington, said: “This was a unique event in history. As experts in economic impact appraisals, Focus Consultants was very pleased to be commissioned to be a part of the team that looked at the effect...

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Posted: 28 May, 2015

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Focus Consultants has been presented with a special award for its commitment to providing quality work experience to young people. Our Boston office was handed the Investors in Education Award after being nominated by Boston Grammar School for offering an individual programme to one of its students. Focus  received the certificate at an event organised by The EBP at Belton Woods Hotel, near Grantham. The EBP has worked with schools and colleges, local authorities, charities, social enterprises and private sector organisations to provide a range of coordinated employability skills development services to more than 1 million young people in the...

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Posted: 28 May, 2015

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More than £200 has been handed to charity following an annual golf day staged by Focus Consultants. Focus staged the event at Belton Park Golf Club in Grantham. Players donated £230 in the raffle, and the proceeds were presented by Focus Partner Trevor Newton to Anne Randall of St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice. Trevor, who is based in the Boston office of Focus, organised the event which has become an annual date on the Focus Consultants’ calendar, and attracted players from across the East Midlands. Twenty three clients, associates and staff took part in the charity day. Trevor said: “It was...

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Posted: 28 May, 2015

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Focus Consultants is playing a key role in the redevelopment of one of the UK’s most historically significant sites for motoring, aviation and engineering after helping Brooklands Museum secure a grant of more than £4.5 million. The company has been appointed as project manager on the scheme at the museum in Weybridge, Surrey, which is the birthplace of British motorsport and aviation, home of Concorde and the site of many engineering and technological achievements throughout eight decades of the 20th century. The redevelopment will transform the museum’s Grade II listed Second World War Wellington Hangar into The Brooklands Aircraft Factory;...

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Posted: 20 May, 2015

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Focus Consultants is today celebrating the news that plans for a new railway museum in the UK are on track after working to secure millions of pounds worth of funding for the scheme. The Great Central Railway (GCR), in partnership with the National Railway Museum (NRM) and Leicester City Council (LCC), plan to create a £17 million heritage railway museum in Leicester. Focus has been a key member of the team that put together the funding bid and has just learnt that the application for a massive cash award has been a success. Partner at Focus Consultants, Steven Fletcher, said:...

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Posted: 15 May, 2015

Lincolnshire Housing Development

Focus Consultants is part of the team which has completed the third phase of a housing development in Mablethorpe.  Focus provided Employer’s Agent, CDM Co-ordinator, and Code for Sustainable Homes consultation services for the Waterloo Housing Group scheme in Golf Road. The development of 120 houses has contributed to Waterloo Housing Group’s target to build more than 200 affordable homes in East Lindsey before April 2015. The new homes are being provided with the support of funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and East Lindsey District Council.  Due to the poor ground conditions a method known as surcharging...

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Posted: 6 May, 2015

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Focus Consultants has won a number of contracts to administer almost £5 million worth of planned improvements to homes run by asra Housing. It is the second year that the firm has been appointed to run the housing group’s kitchen, bathroom, window and roof replacement scheme. At the same time, Focus has also been appointed to a four-year consultants’ framework by asra Housing for contract administrator and stock condition surveyor roles for planned works for properties in the London area and the Midlands. Partner at Focus Consultants, Keith Butler, said: “Focus Consultants has worked with the asra Housing Group for...

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Posted: 23 Apr, 2015

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A project which saw four Nottingham companies design and build the new visitor centre for London's iconic HMS Belfast, part of Imperial War Museums, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Focus Consultants and Architects CPMG have been selected as finalists in the Tourism and Leisure category of the RICS Awards and will be attending an awards ceremony in London on 30 April 2015 on behalf of their Nottingham based project partners Couch Perry Wilkes and Price & Myers. The RICS Awards selects the very best inspirational initiatives in land, property and construction and the environment and recognises the very best...

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Posted: 10 Feb, 2015

Two promotions at Focus Consultants

Two internal promotions have been made in the Leicester office of Focus Consultants following growth in the firm’s building surveying department. James Garner has been appointed as senior consultant and continues to head up the traditional building surveying commissions. Chris Green has become a consultant, two and a half years after joining the company straight from university. Both James and Chris are based at the Princess Road East office of Focus. Focus experienced a 20% growth in building surveying work in its Leicester office during 2014, over the previous year. Partner Keith Butler said: “These promotions are a reflection of...

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Posted: 16 Jan, 2015

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A traditional turf cutting ceremony was held recently at St Fagans National History Museum, Cardiff, where a multi-million pound refurbishment and new build project is taking place. Focus Consultants is playing a key role in the development. We helped the project to secure £12 million - the largest ever grant award in Wales by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) - and we are now project manager and cost manager for the scheme at the open air museum. Children from Pencaerau School helped the site team and museum staff cut the first turf signifying the start of the exciting project. They...

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Posted: 12 Jan, 2015

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Youngsters are being inspired to think like engineers by an interactive exhibition at the Science Museum that has been put together by a team led by Focus Consultants. The company has been the project manager, quantity surveyor and contract administrator for Engineer Your Future – its first appointment at the museum in South Kensington, London. The three-year exhibition, recently opened by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales in the museum’s contemporary science wing, puts visitors’ problem-solving skills to the test, exploring engineering through large-scale, high quality interactive games and digital experiences that bring to life the skills engineers use...

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Posted: 18 Dec, 2014

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Focus Consultants has been working with the Vulcan to the Sky Trust to undertake an options appraisal to identify the best possible future for the iconic aircraft Avro Vulcan XH558, The Spirit of Great Britain. The Vulcan was flown by the RAF for 33 years between 1960 and 1993. She was built to deliver Britain’s first atomic bomb, ‘Blue Danube’, as a deterrent against Soviet aggression during the Cold War. Through fundraising and restoration work, widely believed to be the most complex technical heritage project ever undertaken, she was returned to flight in 2007 and has since performed in numerous...

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Posted: 26 Nov, 2014

HMS M33

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 to HMS Victory. With the help of Focus, the restoration project secured almost £1.8 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and now work has begun to bring the ship back to former glory and allow the public to tour her in 2015, in time...

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Posted: 4 Nov, 2014

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Funding experts at Focus have secured £½ million to help a rural community build a new village hall. The £456,225 Big Lottery Grant will enable Mareham le Fen Village Hall near Boston in Lincolnshire to replace a 100-year-old tin and timber hall with a modern, more central facility. The news, which comes on top of an earlier £43,775 Big Lottery Grant also secured by Focus, has special significance for one Focus employee, who grew up in the village, has family living there and who played a key role in helping to secure the grant. “Focus as a company has helped...

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Posted: 23 Oct, 2014

Focus New Starters

Two new members of staff have joined the team within the building services department at Focus Consultants Lincolnshire Office. Architectural technician Harley Cooper and assistant building surveyor Jake Wiles have both been appointed recently by Focus to our office in Endeavour Park, Boston. Harley joined the company after completing a Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Architectural Technology at the University of Northampton, and is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists. Assistant building surveyor Jake Wiles is spending a year at Focus on placement while studying for a BSc (Hons) Degree in Building Surveying at Sheffield...

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Posted: 6 Oct, 2014

Architect vision for Milton Keynes Museum by Nicholas Hare Architects

Nottingham-based Focus Consultants has been selected as part of a ‘dream team’ to transform Milton Keynes Museum into a national attraction. The museum’s £7.3 million expansion through two major new galleries telling the area’s story from pre-history through to the present day is being made possible through funding from Milton Keynes Council, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Arts Council England. Focus, with its head office in Nottingham, and other offices located in Leicester, London, Boston and Aubourn in Lincolnshire, has been appointed as the project’s business planners, and joins a host of top names with wide experience of creating...

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