Focus Remembers VE Day

Posted: 5 May, 2020

On 8th May 2020 it will be 75 years since millions of people took to the streets to celebrate the end of the war in Europe. Despite the current social-distancing rules, we can still join together as a nation to reflect on the enormous sacrifice and courage of those who saw us through these dark… Read more »

Funding Resources and Focus Support

Posted: 9 Apr, 2020

  The impact of the current Covid-19 pandemic is unprecedented and it is uncertain at this time how long the impact will last. All sectors have been affected and already national, regional and local funding agencies have put in place funding to support organisations at this difficult time. We have developed a brief overview of… Read more »

COVID-19 Update

Posted: 19 Mar, 2020

Like you, Focus Consultants has been addressing the complex and evolving challenges created by the coronavirus (COVID-19). Following events and escalation over the past few days, we wanted to update you on our current status and approach. The safety of our staff and customers is paramount, therefore having reviewed the advice from trusted sources including… Read more »

Art gallery scheme to be project managed by Focus Consultants

Posted: 17 Mar, 2020

Focus Consultants has been appointed to project manage the development of a new collections centre at one of the UK’s leading art galleries. Focus are carrying out the role at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, which houses one of the best collections of modern British art in the country. Wright & Wright Architects has been appointed… Read more »

Focus Consultants shines a light on community schemes

Posted: 30 Jan, 2020

For more than 20 years, Focus Consultants has been involved in supporting community schemes and village halls across the East Midlands and beyond. The company’s role has included project management, building surveying, funding advice, contract administration, principal designer, quantity surveyor, business planning, feasibility work, BREEAM assessor and more. “We took the opportunity during the recent… Read more »

Focus Consultants makes a raft of promotions

Posted: 3 Oct, 2019

Focus Consultants has announced a string of promotions with six members of staff being appointed to new positions. Jessica Bullers, in the Environmental Services team, and James Garner, in the Building Surveying department, both move from senior consultant to associate. Jessica joined Focus 12 years ago, while James has been with the company for more… Read more »

Focus Consultants Associate back in the saddle for 50-mile bike ride

Posted: 25 Jun, 2019

Focus Consultants Associate Mike Lee recently took part in the Great Nottinghamshire Bike Ride, successfully completing the event for the fourth time. Mike chose the 50-mile Friar Tuck route, which headed south out of West Bridgford and meandered through the countryside, taking in places like Ruddington, Keyworth, Cotgrave, Harby, Redmile, Cropwell Bishop and Radcliffe on… Read more »

RICS Awards shortlisting for Focus Consultants projects

Posted: 26 Feb, 2019

Focus Consultants is celebrating the news that two projects it was involved in have been shortlisted in the East Midlands RICS Awards 2019. The University of Northampton Engine Shed has been named as a finalist in the Building Conservation category, while the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies at Nottingham Trent University’s Creative Quarter Campus and… Read more »

Focus Consultants delighted to see work under way at Nottingham Castle

Posted: 12 Nov, 2018

Having played a key role in the definition, creation and funding of the project for the redevelopment of Nottingham Castle, Focus Consultants is very pleased to see work now starting on site to transform the castle into a world-class visitor destination. Focus was the lead consultant working on the successful bid which secured a First… Read more »

Focus Consultants Opens Newark Office

Posted: 27 Jun, 2018

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… Read more »

Excitement for Focus Consultants at news that Tatton Park is an award finalist

Posted: 18 Jun, 2018

A recently completed heritage scheme at Tatton Park in Cheshire, which Focus Consultants helped to project manage, has been named as a finalist in three categories of the North West Regional Construction Awards 2018. Tatton Dale Farm was shortlisted in the Preservation and Rejuvenation Award, as well as the Cheshire Project of the Year Award… Read more »

Focus Consultants celebrates as St Fagans wins RICS Award

Posted: 7 Jun, 2018

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… Read more »

Three Focus clients heading for the 2018 Museum and Heritage Awards finals

Posted: 22 Mar, 2018

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… Read more »

Focus completes project management role at historic site

Posted: 20 Feb, 2018

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,… Read more »

Focus Consultants appointed to project manage phase two of Trent Basin scheme

Posted: 29 Jan, 2018

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… Read more »

Focus Consultants plays key role in opening of Lincolnshire’s first psychiatric intensive care unit

Posted: 6 Jul, 2017

The official opening of Lincolnshire’s first Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) has taken place. Focus Consultants undertook several roles in the development, including project manager, designer, principal designer, quantity surveyor and contract administrator. The brand new ten-bedded male only unit, which is known as the Hartsholme Centre, has redeveloped an existing unused ward with considerate… Read more »

Historic buildings could qualify for redevelopment grants

Posted: 19 Jun, 2017

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… Read more »

‘Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion’ launches at the V&A

Posted: 31 May, 2017

  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… Read more »

Sustainability team at Focus Consultants appointed on one of Nottingham’s ‘greenest’ projects

Posted: 24 May, 2017

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… Read more »

Focus Consultants research economic benefit of Leicester Textiles Hub

Posted: 15 May, 2017

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… Read more »

The National Army Museum opens after a £23.75m redevelopment

Posted: 28 Apr, 2017

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… Read more »

Focus Consultants stages charity golf day

Posted: 25 Apr, 2017

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… Read more »

New community centre for Mareham-Le-Fen breaks ground

Posted: 18 Apr, 2017

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… Read more »

Focus Team Bakes for Comic Relief

Posted: 4 Apr, 2017

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… Read more »

The SPACE on show at Nottingham Girls High School

Posted: 30 Mar, 2017

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… Read more »

Focus Consultants project manages Gilbert White and The Oates Museum redevelopment

Posted: 28 Mar, 2017

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… Read more »

Focus delighted to hear of Civic Trust Awards commendation

Posted: 17 Mar, 2017

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… Read more »

Eastbourne tennis superstar backs Focus Consultants’ Devonshire Quarter project in new film

Posted: 9 Mar, 2017

  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… Read more »

Apprentice at Focus Consultants climbs the ladder of opportunity

Posted: 6 Mar, 2017

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,… Read more »

Focus Consultants appointed project manager on Tatton Park scheme

Posted: 14 Feb, 2017

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… Read more »

Focus and Nottingham Trent University present Economic Funding courses

Posted: 2 Feb, 2017

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… Read more »

Focus Consultants gains key environmental accreditation

Posted: 23 Jan, 2017

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…. Read more »

Focus Consultants deliver careers advice to college students

Posted: 17 Nov, 2016

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… Read more »

Nottingham Office

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… Read more »

Focus Consultants plays a role in Bridgford Hall Conversion to Apart-hotel

Posted: 21 Jun, 2016

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… Read more »

Focus Consultants delighted by opening of restored First World War warship

Posted: 3 Aug, 2015

Heritage and exhibition specialists at Focus Consultants are preparing for the opening of the Royal Navy’s only Gallipoli surviving craft following a major restoration of the First World War warship. On 6th August, The National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) will open HMS M.33 to the public for the first time in her history,… Read more »

Focus Consultants Dives into Leisure Centre Extension Scheme

Posted: 30 Jun, 2015

Focus Consultants has been appointed to project manage a £3 million scheme to refurbish and extend a leisure centre. Work is due to get underway this summer on the development at North Herts Leisure Centre in Letchworth and includes a new learner/teaching pool, a café with a view over the pool, dance studio, offices, a… Read more »

HMS Belfast Success Flies Flag For Notts Businesses

Posted: 23 Apr, 2015

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… Read more »

£½ million grant secured by Focus Consultants for village hall scheme

Posted: 4 Nov, 2014

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… Read more »

Appointments at the Boston office of Focus Consultants

Posted: 23 Oct, 2014

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… Read more »