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22nd December 2017
Glen Howells Architects

Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services have secured a design and build contract with Marcus Worthington Construction on the £70 million, One Two Five Deansgate development in the heart of Manchester.

One Two Five Deansgate is conveniently located in the city centre with easy access to the Central Business District, Civic Quarter and Spinningfields. Designed by Glen Howells Architects, the 116,000 square foot, 12 storey structure will rise above Manchester’s skyline.

22nd December 2017

This month across the Briggs & Forrester Group, we have been collecting for local charities. Each region was set with the challenge of donating much needed food and supplies to a local food bank, homeless centre or children’s hospice in time for Christmas.

At our Northampton head office, we chose to support the Hope Centre who work to relieve poverty and tackle the causes of homelessness in Northampton, by giving people a hand up.

20th December 2017

Last month, Adrian Nicholls, Paul Tudor and Mike O’Sullivan attended the Willmott Dixon Midlands Better.Together Supply Chain Partner Awards.

Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services were shortlisted for the Product and Growth categories, and won the ‘Growth’ award.

The ‘Growth’ award recognises a Supply Chain Partner who works closely with Willmott Dixon throughout the preconstruction and build process to create, protect and improve margins. The judges were also looking for evidence of early engagement offering solutions and creativity, best practice and innovation.

20th December 2017

As the colder months set in, follow these tips from Low Energy Consultancy to save energy and money over the Winter period.

  • Open your curtains during the day and make the most of the heat from the sun.
  • Cover up drafty windows with plastic sheets and tape to keep the cold air out.
  • Schedule a service for your heating system to keep it running efficiently.
  • Reduce heat loss from your fireplace by keeping it covered when not in use.
  • Swap your old Christmas lights for energy saving LED’s.
20th December 2017

The Briggs & Forrester Bristol office has relocated to accommodate a growing team in the South West.

Since opening in 2014, Briggs & Forrester has established itself within the region and secured multiple high profile projects such as Dyson D9, Forbury Place and Dowty Propellers.

Fit-out works were carried our prior to the move to create a modern and dynamic space which provides a comfortable and conducive working environment for the team. The office is also situated in a more accessible location just off the M5 on the north side of the city.

20th December 2017

The Briggs & Forrester team at Newfoundland have recently held a Christmas raffle in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. They set themselves a challenge with an ambitious target, to raise £1500 in two weeks.

Steve Perry, Construction Manager said “I'm glad to say with the support of all the sub-contractors and suppliers who donated prizes and bought tickets, we managed to smash through our initial £1500 target and raised £2500!.”

A fantastic effort from all the team for a very worthwhile cause.

13th December 2017

Here are five handy tips to help you save energy this Christmas.

  1. Swap your old Christmas lights for energy saving LED’s which use around 90% less energy.
  2. Switch off your appliances, and avoid leaving them on standby.
  3. Set timers for your lights, and wait until dark to switch them one.
  4. Rather than watch the TV, make the most of family time and play some board games!
  5. If you have the Christmas tree lights on, turn the room lights off and make the most of the festive ambiance.
8th December 2017

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

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

6th December 2017

Congratulations to James O’Donoghue, who recently graduated from Southbank London with a Level 5 Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.

James began working for Briggs & Forrester Living in 2012 as an electrician, before commencing his technical apprenticeship with us.

27th November 2017

Briggs & Forrester has been selected as a finalist in the Specialist Contractor of the Year (turnover over £25m) and MEP Specialist of the Year categories of the 2018 Construction News Specialists Awards, the only national awards that recognises the best specialist contractors from across the UK.

To decide the winners, all finalists will attend face-to-face judging by a panel of more than 60 judges, made up from the UK’s largest construction firms and the leaders of the country’s major projects. These include: