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Student accommodation scheme set to open in September

Student accommodation scheme set to open in September

Focus Consultants is undertaking multiple roles at a student accommodation scheme being built on the site of the former Dagfa School in Beeston, Nottingham.   The former independent school in Broadgate, which was based round the 18th Century house, closed in 2016 and is being developed by Cassidy Group Nottingham Ltd. The scheme started on site last Summer and is set to complete on schedule in August ready for the start of the 2019 academic …

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Focus Consultants delivers sustainability services for major renewable energy firm

Focus Consultants delivers sustainability services for major renewable energy firm

Focus Consultants has been appointed to deliver sustainability services for a new East Coast Hub for the global leader in offshore wind, Ørsted, which is currently building the biggest offshore wind farms in the world.   Currently in construction on the Royal Docks at Grimsby, Lincolnshire, the building will represent a state-of-the-art operations and maintenance hub to support both the construction and operation of Ørsted’s offshore wind farms, from which they currently operate more than …

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Focus Consultants completes eight-year PM role at key museum

Focus Consultants completes eight-year PM role at key museum

An eight-year redevelopment at St Fagans National Museum of History, project managed by Focus Consultants, has successfully completed and been topped with a highly commended accolade at the RICS 2018 Grand Final Awards. The Nottingham-based company first began working with the Welsh museum in 2010 when Focus was appointed for the preparation of a Heritage Lottery Fund bid. The bid was successful – securing £11.5m in HLF grant funding for the museum on the outskirts …

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Two council contracts completed by Focus Consultants

Two council contracts completed by Focus Consultants

Focus Consultants has completed two key contracts for Huntingdonshire District Council. The company project managed the recent refurbishment and improvements of the swimming pool and changing village at One Leisure St Neots. Focus was also contract administrator, principal designer and CDM advisor for the £260,000, nine-week scheme at the leisure centre. In addition, Focus Consultants has recently completed the project management of a £250,000 redevelopment scheme for the council to create a one-stop-shop Customer Service …

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Focus Consultants partner completes hottest London Marathon on record

Focus Consultants partner completes hottest London Marathon on record

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 …

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Focus Consultants awarded position on key national consultancy services framework

Focus Consultants awarded position on key national consultancy services framework

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 …

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

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

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 the company has been appointed as project manager, employer’s agent and sustainability advisor (HQM) for phase two, with work by builders …

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Focus dives into leisure centre projects

Focus dives into leisure centre projects

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 …

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Three new appointments at Focus Consultants

Three new appointments at Focus Consultants

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 …

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Focus completes project management role at Grade I listed hall

Focus completes project management role at Grade I listed hall

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 …

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