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Read the latest news about Briggs and Forrester.

3rd October 2017

Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services have been awarded the mechanical and electrical contract, working with Morgan Sindall to deliver the new £28m sports facility at Southampton Solent University. This is the first project secured and delivered out of our new Petersfield office following Engineering Services’ expansion into the area.

30th September 2017

Briggs & Forrester (Special Projects) are delighted to have worked with Farrans Construction to complete a £1.1M mechanical and electrical installation for Pineham Barns, a new state-of-the-art primary school near Northampton. The school, designed by BSD, serves new housing developments south of Northampton.

29th September 2017

Nick Cox, Regional Operations Director and Susan Metcalf, Commercial Manager recently took part in ‘Jail and Bail Exeter 2017’, to raise money for the Children’s Hospice South West.   

To make bail, they were required to raise £3000, and through generous donations from colleagues and friends they raised an impressive £3,555! The event overall raised a massive £13,400 for the charity.

Well done Nick and Susan!


22nd September 2017

Angel Gardens is a new £128m residential development scheme located in the heart of Manchester. It’s situated at the centre of a 20 acre mixed use regeneration project, bordering the Northern Quarter of the city.

Briggs & Forrester Living will commence on site with Carillion Construction to deliver the four blocks in the next few weeks. There will be over 400 apartments, a 24 hour concierge, 5 commercial units and two levels of basement which will house the car park, cycle stores, bin stores and plant room.

20th September 2017

Roz Gregory, Exeter Office Secretary, recently completed a 15,000ft tandem skydive!

It was cloudy on the day which resulted in a fairly long wait. She was suited up from 9am and didn’t jump until around 2pm!

Roz said: “There are no words to describe the feeling and the experience, it was much more than ‘wow’! I do believe my feet will now stay firmly on the ground!”

She raised a grand total of £738.00 for Children’s Hospice South West.

Well done Roz!

6th September 2017

Briggs & Forrester Living have just commenced on site with Worthington Properties at Forth Banks, a new residential development in the centre of Newcastle. Living's responsibilities are the full design, installation and commissioning of the building services for the entire development spread across 3 blocks ranging up to 9 storeys.

The development has been designed to complement the surrounding listed buildings and is situated adjacent to the Stephenson Quarter. The blocks comprise of one to three bed apartments, a retail space, ancillary space, parking and cycle spaces.

29th August 2017

Congratulations to everyone at Briggs and Forrester, particularly to our Health & Safety Team who recently collected the 2017 RoSPA Occupational Health & Safety Awards at the Awards Ceremony in Birmingham. The Group achieved a Gold Medal for the sixth consecutive year and Engineering Services achieved their 4th President’s Award, following 14 consecutive Gold Awards.

29th August 2017

This December, Stuart Barden, Engineering Services Pre-Contract Manager, is donning fake tan, sequins and glitter and taking to the stage in Coventry for ‘Strictly Christmas 2017’, in aid of Zoë’s Place Baby Hospice.

Stepping out of his comfort zone, Stuart will be one of 20 novice dancers, who have never danced before, paired with a trained dancer.  Starting in October, contestants will be in training for 8 weeks and will perform the Waltz and the Jive over the two date event (Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th Dec) in front of a judging panel!

25th August 2017

Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services have achieved practical completion on the new National College for High Speed Rail in Doncaster. Delivered out of our Northern region, the Engineering Services team have worked closely with Willmott Dixon to complete this specialist college building.

24th August 2017

On Sunday 30th July, 24,000 cyclists took to the streets of London to ride in the 5th annual Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100. The first ride was held in 2013 following the 2012 London Olympics and covers 100 miles starting in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, continuing south west to Surrey and then returning to finish at The Mall.  

Starting at 5:45am, the cyclists were given staggered start times and amongst the cyclists were two employees from Briggs & Forrester, Derek Hine, recently retired Group IT Development Manager and Andy Bennett, Special Projects Quantity Surveyor.