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Forrest starts on site at New Mills

Contractor Forrest has started on site to deliver 37 new homes in New Mills, Derbyshire for The Guinness Partnership.

The £4.2million scheme will be known as ‘Marsh Mills’ and will provide homes for rent, shared ownership and outright sale. 62% of the new properties are affordable, more than twice the policy requirement, which will help address the need for affordable homes in New Mills


Forrest wins Birmingham Schools Energy Solutions Contract

Contractor Forrest has secured a contract with Birmingham City Council to provide energy generation and efficiency solutions across the Council’s portfolio of schools.

The contract is the first to come out of the four-year RE:FIT framework, which will deliver up to £1.5 billion of improvements to UK public sector organisations’ property estates, following Forrest’s appointment last year.


National Awards for Considerate Constructor Forrest

Forrest has picked up a gold and silver award for two of its projects in an annual ranking of the best managed and most community aware building sites in the country.

The contractor was acknowledged at the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) National Site Awards 2017 for the high standard of its work delivered across sites in Bristol and Barnsley.


Forrest completes London residential conversion project

Forrest has completed a £2.5 million private rented residential conversion project, Fonthill Mews, in Finsbury Park for LPC Living.

Work on the firm’s first residential scheme in the capital, included the conversion of an existing commercial building to provide 22 residential properties within a mews setting. The development also included the addition of single storey contemporary extensions, complete with roof top terraces to 11 properties.


Forrest Appointed to Southern Water’s Renewable Energy Framework

Southern Water has appointed contractor Forrest as sole contractor to a five year renewable energy framework to install solar panels across their portfolio of sites.

Forrest’s specialist Energy division will undertake the design, supply, installation, operation and maintenance of ground and roof mounted solar PV systems. This is part of Southern Water’s wider plan to increase the amount of renewable energy it produces.


Forrest completes energy generation system for University of Bradford

Contractor Forrest has completed the design and installation of a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system for the University of Bradford.

Work under the collaborative project included the installation of two 140kW engines in the University’s JB Priestley Library and Phoenix North East building, work to the existing boiler flue, flue support systems and multiple building roofs.


Forrest Secures New Funding

Forrest has concluded a refinancing package that will support the business in delivering a strong £600m order book.


Forrest finishes Hulton Square homes for LPC Living

Salford-based developer LPC Living has completed the final phase of its Hulton Square project in Ordsall, with the construction of 99 homes by contractor Forrest.

Designed by Manchester-based architects, MPSL, the houses have been built on a site overlooking Ordsall Park, and are made up of a mix of townhouses together with one, two and three bedroom apartments.


Forrest appointed to Durham University’s £150m contractor panel

Forrest has been named as one of the selected partners to deliver a programme of minor repair and new build works for Durham University.

The preferred contractors have been split into two panels, one governing a term service contract for jobs up to £1m and a framework contract for works from £500,000- £4m.

The Bolton based contractor is one of the eight partners to undertake projects with a value of £500k to £4m over the four year framework.


Forrest completes development of affordable rental homes for Plus Dane Housing

Bolton-based contractor Forrest has completed the development of 23 homes for affordable rent in north Liverpool for Plus Dane Housing.

The development in Everton Brow features a mix of two-bedroom houses and one-bedroom flats, located on a newly-created road called Yeoman Close.